Kerala: Anna Mani is One of India’s Greatest Woman Scientists of Indian History. Anna Mani (born in Kerala) was an Indian physicist and meteorologist who retired as the Deputy Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department. Google Celeberates Anna Mani’s 104th Birthday with sepecial doodle today (tuesday, 23, August 2022).
The Weather Woman’s Profile
|Google Doodle||23 August 2022|
|Born||23 August 1918|
|Place of Birth||Peermade, Kerala|
|Died||16 August 2001 (aged 82), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala|
|Education||FASc, FNA, Ph.D. (submitted 1945, Madras)|
|Institutions||Indian Meteorological Department, Pune and Raman Research Institute, Bangalore|
Anna Mani Area of Interest
Anna Mani is a Pioneer Indian Meteorologist and she made several contributions to the field of
- Meteorological instrumentation,
- Published numerous papers on solar radiation,
- Wind energy measurements
- Climate Change
My being a woman had absolutely no bearing on what I chose to do with my life.Anna Mani
Anna Mani’s Work
- She contributed to the study of radiation, ozone and atmospheric electricity, both on the surface and in the upper air using special sounding techniques.
- The only woman scientist to work with C.V. Raman, is well known for her work in atmospheric physics and instrumentation.
- Joining the India Meteorological Department in 1948 she rose to become the Deputy Director General of Observatories in Delhi.
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Anna Mani’s Life
- Born in 1918, she was the seventh of eight siblings.
- Anna Mani’s father was a civil engineer with large cardamom estates to his name.
- Anna Mani grew up in a prosperous family in the state of Travancore, a former princely state in the Southern part of India, now part of Kerala.
- The family belonged to the ancient Syrian Christian church; however her father remained an agnostic throughout his life.
- The Mani family was a typical upper-class professional household where from childhood the male children were groomed for high-level careers, whereas the daughters were primed for marriage.
- Anna Mani started her research career at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Interest In Books
- She is fond of Books from the childhood.
- Interestingly, By the age of eight, she had read almost all the books in Malayalam at her public library and,
- By the time she was twelve, all the books in English.
- On her eighth birthday she declined to accept her family’s customary gift of a set of diamond earrings, opting instead for a set of Encyclopedia Britannica.
- The world of books opened her to new ideas and imbued in her a deep sense of social justice which informed and shaped her life.
The World Meteorological Organization remembered her on 100 birth anniversary and published her life profile along with Anna interview.World Meteorological Organization
The Weather Woman Of India
The physicist and meteorologist, who was born on this date a century ago, is also known as the ‘weather woman of India’. Anna Mani started her research career at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Sir C. V. Raman.