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Narinder Singh Kapany

1926 - 2020

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Narinder Singh Kapany (31 October 1926 – 4 December 2020) was an Indian physicist best known for his work on fiber optics. He is credited with inventing fiber optics, and is considered the 'Father of Fiber Optics'. Fortune named him one of seven 'Unsung Heroes of the 20th century' for his Nobel Prize-deserving invention. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Narinder Singh Kapany has received more than 797,550 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Narinder Singh Kapany is the 726th most popular physicist, the 729th most popular biography from India and the 11th most popular Indian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Narinder Singh Kapany ranks 726 out of 717Before him are Erwin Hahn, Raymond Gosling, C. V. Boys, Rudolf Haag, Léon Rosenfeld, and Sidney Coleman. After him are Ludvig Lorenz, Ayşe Erzan, Shirley Ann Jackson, John Joly, Marcia Neugebauer, and James Hartle.

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Among people born in 1926, Narinder Singh Kapany ranks 429Before him are Audrey Williamson, Raymond Gosling, Clive Donner, Bob Richards, André Testut, and Bucky Pizzarelli. After him are Desmond Connell, József Kovács, Bryan Forbes, Paul Burke, Lionel Jeffries, and Darleane C. Hoffman. Among people deceased in 2020, Narinder Singh Kapany ranks 609Before him are Bucky Pizzarelli, Hasan Muratović, Pavol Biroš, Rajko Đurić, Mohamed Ben Rehaiem, and John Prine. After him are Dawn Wells, Phyllis Somerville, Yuko Takeuchi, Marion Hänsel, Kamala, and Mike Moore.

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Among people born in India, Narinder Singh Kapany ranks 729 out of 1,493Before him are Wahiduddin Khan (1925), Bhanu Athaiya (1929), Shriram Lagoo (1927), M. K. Stalin (1953), Suniel Shetty (1961), and Gul Mohammed (1957). After him are Mammootty (1951), Saira Banu (1944), Shyam Benegal (1934), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (1923), Mahesh Bhatt (1948), and Afzal-ud-Daulah (1827).


Among physicists born in India, Narinder Singh Kapany ranks 11Before him are Homi J. Bhabha (1909), Jayant Narlikar (1938), Vikram Sarabhai (1919), Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893), Tom Kibble (1932), and Raja Ramanna (1925). After him are Abhay Ashtekar (1949), Udupi Ramachandra Rao (1932), and Ashoke Sen (1956).