Anirban Banerjee is the first Indian scientist to get the ‘Nobel Laureate Signature Award‘. This is a tribute to his work on human DNA. The award given by American Chemical Society has the ratification of the Alfred Nobel Committee and is one of the most acclaimed honours in the world of science. The award worth US$ 3000 comes with a plaque inscribed with the signatures of Nobel Laureates. Banerjee did his schooling from St. Lawrence, which is my alma mater as well. Then he went to Jadavpur University and IIT Kanpur for his higher studies. He now stays in the US.
This post on Calcutta Chromosome was interesting to read.