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Google’s doodle on Indian scientist, why Anna Mani is Weather Women Of India

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Anna Mani Google Doodle: The legendary search engine Google (Google) is remembering the country’s famous physicist and meteorologist Anna Mani through a special doodle. Google has prepared a special doodle on the occasion of 104th birth anniversary of Anna Mani. 

Google’s home page ( shows various conditions related to Anna Mani and the weather.

Anna Mani, popularly known as the ‘Weather Woman of India’, had made an invaluable contribution to the field of weather forecasting. Because of them, it was possible to make accurate weather forecasts and they have prepared a strong ground for the use of renewable energy. 

He also worked in key positions in the World Meteorological Organization of the United Nations.

Anna Mani was fond of studies since childhood

  • Anna Mani was born in the year 1918 in a Syrian Christian family in Kerala. His father was a civil engineer and an atheist. Anna Mani was the seventh of eight children in her family and was very interested in reading.
  • During Vaikom Satyagraha, she was greatly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and influenced by his nationalist campaign, she started wearing only Khadi.
  • His interest in reading was so great that by the age of eight he had read all the books in the Malayalam Public Library and all in English by the age of twelve. 
  • When her family gifted her diamond earrings on her eighth birthday, she asked for the Encyclopdia Britannica instead. The world of books gave a new shape to his life.
  • Mani wanted to become a dancer as a child but she chose physics because of her choice and graduated in Physics-Chemistry in 1939 from Pachaiyappus College, Chennai (then Madras).
  • After graduating from Pachaiyappus College, he worked under the guidance of Professor CV Raman and researched the optical properties of rubies and diamonds. 
  • He wrote five research papers and submitted a PSD dissertation but did not get his PhD because he did not have a physics degree.
  • In 1940, he secured a scholarship for research at the Edan Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • In 1945, she went to Imperial College in London to continue her graduate studies in physics, but from there she specialized in meteorological instruments.
  • After returning from London in 1948, he joined the Meteorological Department in Pune where he published many research papers related to meteorological instruments.
  • In the year 1953, he played an important role in arranging instruments for the Meteorological Department from Britain
  • Mani became the Deputy Director General of IMD in the year 1969 from where she retired in the year 1976.
  • In the year 1987, he won the INSA KR Ramanathan Medal for his significant contribution in the field of science.
  • He died of a heart attack in Thiruvananthapuram on 16 August 2001, a week before his 83rd birthday.
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