P. Krishnamurthy

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Who is P. Krishnamurthy?

P Krishnamurthy was a scientist and industrialist in India. He was a close associate of the Nobel Laureate, Sir C.V Raman. In 1929, Krishnamurthy was the a co-author of a paper, along with Sir CV Raman titled 'A new x-ray effect', published in Nature.

In 1930, Raman referred to the immense contributions made by Dr. P Krishnamurthy in the Nobel lecture:

I should also like to draw attention to the work of Krishnamurti, who has traced a remarkable dependence of the intensity of the spectral lines observed in scattering on the nature of the chemical bond, and followed the transition from the homopolar to the heteropolar type of chemical combination. Krishnamurti’s observation that the paramagnetism of crystals apparently influences the observed intensity of the displaced lines is one of the most remarkable ever made in this new field of research."

Krishnamurthy and Raman started a company called Travancore Chemical & Manufacturing in 1943, with Raman as the Chairman and Krishnamurthy as the Managing Director. They established 4 factories across South India and the company was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. For over 5 decades, the company was a leader in the manufacture of copper sulphate, sodium chlorate and other chemicals.

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on July 23, 2013


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