Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910 - 1995)

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Subrahmanyan "Chandra" Chandrasekhar
Born in Lahore, Punjab, British Indiamap
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Died in Chicago, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is Notable.

Subrahmanyan was born in 1910. He passed away in 1995. He seems to have no children, or at least none who survived him, according to his New York Times obituary[1].

Chandrasekhar is best known for his study of the types of stars and how they change over time. For example, he showed how some stars can eventually become white dwarfs and others black holes. He also contributed in many other areas of physics.[2]

He was from India, studied in India, England, and Denmark, and did most of his work in the United States.[3]. He became a U.S. citizen in 1953[1]

According to a NASA site, he was known as Chandra, which means "moon" or "luminous" in Sanskrit.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 New York Times, 1995. Accessed 31 Jan 2019.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed January 26, 2019).
  3. Subramanyan Chandrasekhar – Biographical. Nobel Media AB 2019. Sat. 26 Jan 2019. <>
  4. The StarChild Team. "Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar," Goddard Space Flight Center,

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