Dr. Kamal Ranadive, one of India’s treasures, has been celebrated worldwide by Google for her immense contribution to cancer research.
Paying tribute in its typical Doodle style, Google, on Monday, November 8, dedicated its surprise channel to the Indian hero.
Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.
Dr. Kamal Ranadive’s Doodle features the biologist using a microscope, with different parts of the Google logo represented by cells underneath microscope slides.
She was born in 1917 in India, and through her hard work and dedication, she earned a doctorate in cytology, the study of cells, while working at the Indian Cancer Research Centre.
Ranadive was among the first to propose a link between breast cancer and heredity during her tenure as director of the centre.
Dr. Kamal Ranadive date of birth
She was born on November 8, 1917, to Dinkar Dattatreya Samarath (a biologist who taught at Fergusson College, Pune) and Shantabai Dinkar Samarath.
Dr. Kamal Ranadive place of birth
She was born at Poona, Bombay presidency, British India, which is the present-day Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Dr. Kamal Ranadive age
Ranadive would have celebrated her 104th birthday Monday, November 8, if she were alive. She died in 2001, aged 83.
Dr. Kamal Ranadive death
The cause of her death is unknown. However, many suggest that she died a natural death on April 11, 2001.