20 Motivational Quotes By Venkataraman Ramakrishnan That Reveal The Importance Of Harboring A Scientific Temperament In Life.
The caller identified himself as hailing from the Royal Swedish Academy and informed that Venkataraman was named as the winner of Nobel Prize along with Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath.
The scientist thought it was a prank call and he was insistent at calling the bluff. He recalls, "We have quite a few pranksters in the lab and I thought this was one of them. I even congratulated the man, ironically, on his Swedish accent."
To prove that it was a hoax he wanted the caller, who was Gunnar Oquist, the Royal Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, to put Mans Ehrenberg, a colleague on line. He thought when Ehrenberg would not take the call, the prank would be revealed.
However instead Mans Ehrenberg, took the call and informed Ramakrishnan that he indeed was the winner.
The following are a few quotes by the eminent scientist Venkataraman Ramakrishnan himself.