HYDERABAD: It is the most coveted recognition in the world, and undoubtedly not without controversies. We are talking about the Nobel Prize, which is awarded to individuals and institutions that “have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses,” as stated in Alfred Nobel’s will. With the winners in medicine and physics already been announced, a debate has been raging over the prospective Peace Prize winner, that will be made public on Friday. But it is not always that the awarding committee is in the news for its list of awardees. It has often omitted and overlooked several eminent persons and their path breaking inventions and discoveries. Here is our list of those who should have but unfortunately couldn’t make it to the list of Nobel laureates.
The world knows him for his non-violent freedom struggle. Though nominated 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947 and 1948 – he did not win the award. Though the exact reason for this is not known, it is suggested that had Gandhi not been assassinated in 1948 before the nominations were announced, he would have won the award.