Death Anniversary of Ronald Ross

16 Sep 2019  Mon

Ronald Ross, the Indian-English physician, and mathematician died on 16th September 1932. He was a British medical doctor who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902.

Ronald Ross was born in Almora, India, North West of Nepal, to Campbell Claye Grant Ross, General in the British Indian Army, and Matilda Charlotte Elderton. On the 20 August of 1897, in Secunderabad, Sir Ronal Ross discovered that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. For his groundbreaking discovery, every year 20th August is observed as World Mosquito Day.

In 1902 for his work on the transmission of malaria, he received Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Through this, he becomes the first British Nobel laureate and the firstborn outside Europe (India).

In 1997 India Postal Department has issued 200 Paise commemorative postage stamp to pay homage to Sir Ronald Ross, whose memory is cherished by mankind around the world.

Visit philamart to view and purchase variety of stamps from all over the world.

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