Very few people in India know that we have a great scientist who won Fundamental Physics Prize in 2012 and is currently living and working in our country.
Ashoke Sen is a great theoretical Physicist in String Theory from Harish Chandra Research Institute in Allahabad.He would have won the Nobel Prize in Physics if String Theoretical Physicists were allowed to get the Nobel Prize.
In 1998,when he won the fellowship for the Royal Society,his name was nominated by none other than Stephen Hawking. Ashoke Sen is yet not well known in India and winning $3 million Breakthrough Prize in 2012 has not changed the situation.
A Nobel prize with the shared $1.2 million would definitely had made him a domestic celebrity.