Anand Ranganathan is a well-known chemist and JNU professor, know his biography, wife and education
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Anand Ranganathan, often known as Ranga, was an outstanding bioorganic chemist from India and a well-known professor who made a lasting impact on science. He devoted his professional life to doing ground-breaking research in chemistry.
Dr Anand Ranganathan biography, age, family, wife, education, religion, books, net worth
However, apart from this, he is also known for his television and social media-friendly image. The majority of people know him as a staunch right-wing supporter and Hindutva ideologue. He regularly participates in debates on politics, media, and science on television.
While people from leftist ideologies and anti-Hindutva ideologues regularly criticized him for his radical stances, his tweets have always received wide attention on social media, which has also earned him a huge social media following. Due to this, he has become the talk of the town, with many people trying to learn about him. So, here’s what we know about him:
Who is Anand Ranganathan?
Anand Ranganathan is a renowned Indian chemist, educator, television personality, and social media personality. He has been in the news because he regularly supports right-wing ideology and is always pioneering in scientific society.
_Listen to Prof Anand Ranganathan. After three minutes in this video, you will be left dazed. If you want a strong united Bharat this realisation is a complete eye opener and a wake up call._ pic.twitter.com/GGzdJnKkpg
— Coonoor K (@coonoor65) July 14, 2023
Any Supreme Court judge who rejected opening cases of atrocities against Kashmiri Hindus but is adjudicating on whether the morally just abrogation of 370 is valid, is unfit to deliver justice and should return to enjoying dance concerts.
My views: pic.twitter.com/mcbmwsX0Fc
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) July 10, 2023
He was born in 1972 in Tamil Nadu, India, and his parents were both researchers. His father’s name is Subramania Ranganathan, a professor and the head of the chemistry department at the IIT in Kanpur, and his mother’s name is Darshan Ranganathan, an organic chemist.
Anand Ranganathan graduated from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry. He then traveled to Cambridge, UK, on a Nehru Centenary Scholarship, where he earned a BA (Tripos) in Natural Sciences as well as an MA and a Ph.D. He is aged 51 and is a Hindu by religion. His net worth isn’t known.
Anand Ranganathan is the author of three novels, most recently ‘The Rat Eater’ (co-authored) and his wife Sheetal Ranganathan a graduate from AIIMS and XIM. She is a columnist covering topics on global health and science outreach and is also the Vice President and Global Head of Life Sciences Operations in a multinational professional services firm.
After completing his career, Anand Ranganathan returned to India to work at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Delhi. He oversaw his lab there for 16 years as a Staff Research Scientist.
He began working at Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Special Center for Molecular Medicine in 2015, and in 2019 he was promoted to full professor. His lab specializes in Directed Evolution and pathogenesis, with a focus on Malaria and TB.
Anand Ranganathan regularly participates in debates on politics, media, and science on television. He has written columns for Swarajya, DNA, Firstpost, and Newslaundry. He serves as Swarajya’s Consultant Editor as well. He wrote 200 peer-reviewed articles and a multitude of books.
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