Year-ender 2019: Five Indians who made us proud
First Published Dec 26, 2019, 5:39 PM IST
As 2019 draws to an end, let's meet the heroes who made headlines this year. These five Indians have made a mark for themselves in 2019.
Hima Das Indian sprinter Hima Das won five gold medals this year — in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland, Kutno Athletics Meet, Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic and at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the same country.
Gagandeep Kang is India's first woman scientist to be elected Royal Society Fellow in 360 years. She, and fifty-one other eminent scientists, were elected Fellows of the Royal Society in April 2019.
Shuttler PV Sindhu created history this year when she became the first Indian badminton player to win a gold medal at the World Championships in August 2019. She defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 to win the coveted title
Abhijit Banerjee: Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee won the 2019 economics Nobel along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their work on finding new ways to tackle poverty. Banerjee, who teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is only the second Indian-born to get an economics Nobel.
On December 2, 2019, Shivangi became the first woman pilot of the Indian Navy. She will fly the Dornier surveillance aircraft for maritime reconnaissance, search and rescue operations for the Indian Navy.