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Sir C.V. Raman - Class 8th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

Chapter 2
Sir C.V. Raman

C1. Answer the following questions and share your repo use with your partner.

1.    Who were Raman’s parents ?

Answer: Raman’s parents were Chandrasekhar Iyar and Parvathi Ammal.

2.    Why was Raman not able to attend school regularly?
Answer: Raman was not able to attend the school regularly because he was often ill and sick.

3.    Where did he complete his Intermediate examination?.
Answer: He did his Intermediate examination from Hindu College at Vishakapatnam.

4.    What subjects did his relatives advise him to take BA.?

Answer: His relatives advised him to take History and Economics for B.A. and also social that to give up Science.

5.    Why could not Raman go to the United Kingdom for higher studies?
Answer: Raman’s health broke down and hence he could not go to the United Kingdom for higher studies.

C2. Answer the following questions and share your responses with your partner.

1.    How long did he work at Calcutta University?

Answer: Raman worked for 15 years as Professor at Calcutta University.

2.    What made Raman give up the highly paid post of Special Accountant General?
Answer: Raman was offered the post of Professor at Calcutta University. So he resigned his highly – paid post of special Accountant General and became a Professor.

3.    How did the Soviet Union honour him?
Answer: The Soviet Union, in the year 1957, honoured Raman with, the prestigious International Lenin Prize.

Read And Write:

C3. Read the following questions. Before writing the answers discuss your responses / ideas with others in the group.

1.    What makes you think that Raman even as boy, had great interest in Science?

Answer: Raman was very much interested in science from his childhood days. He had made the model of dynamo at his young age. During his school days, he borrowed science books from college students and read them. All these incidents make us to think that Raman, even as a boy, had great interest in science.

2.    Why did Raman’s relatives ask Raman to take up Arts Subjects? How did Raman react to it?

Answer: When he Joined Presidency College, Madras, for his B.A, his relatives wanted him to give up Science and take history and Economics. [Arts Subjects] But Raman had made up his mind to study science, so he took physics and secured First Rank with number of prizes. After his M.A again his relatives asked him to take up same Arts subjects in Competitive examination in Calcutta. Raman agreed and took the same. He did well with new subjects and got First place in the competitive examination.

3.    What was Raman’s First disappointment in life?
Answer: Raman wanted to go to the United Kingdom for higher studies in science after his M.A. At that time again his health broke down and he could not go. This was the first and greatest disappointment in life.

4.    Why was Raman not happy with the post of Deputy Accountant General?

Answer: Raman wanted to become a scientist. That was his life’s ambition. But, circumstances forced him to become Deputy Accountant General. His love for science was so intense that he felt like a fish out of water. Unwillingly he was doing his job. He was waiting for an opportunity to leave the job and become a scientist.

5.    How can you say that Raman had not lost interest in science when he was the Deputy Accountant General.?

Answer: After becoming Deputy Accountant General, he had contact with scientists and he took interest in science. One day when he saw the banner of science, he got off from the moving train and went to meet the Scientists who had gathered in that building.

When he was in Rangoon, he heard that an institution had bought a piece of modern Scientific apparatus. He hurriedly went to have a look at it. By these two incidents, we can say that he had not lost interest in science.

Vocabulary :

V1. Fill in the blanks with the words opposite in meaning to the words underlined.

1.  We should neither borrow nor ……….
2.   Why do you feel old? Feel ………….
3.  Don’t stand outside. Come …………..
4.  Are wealthy people really ………….. or …………?
5.  Eat less but work …………

1.  lend.
2.  Young
3.  inside
4.  happy, sad
5.  more
V2. The Pronunciation of the following pairs of words are almost the same but they differ in meaning. Use each word in the pair in meaningful sentences.

1. Break, brake
2. knew, new
3.sight, site
4. some, sum
5. plays. Place

1.  The compound wall is not easy to ………… Yesterday my car ………….. were repaired.
2.  Ramu …………. many languages. Today I bought a ………… house.
3.  Our eye ……….. must be clear. This ………… is very big.
4.  ………… apples are sweet. This …………. is easy to do.
5.  Shakespeare’s ………. are very interesting. Which …………. is nice to see.?


1.    Break, brake 
2.  knew, new
3.  sight, site
4.  some, sum
5.  plays. Place

V3. Fill in the blanks with suitable phrasal verbs or idioms, choosing from the ones given in brackets.

[makeup, put up with, give up, put on, a fish out of the water, make out, break down]

1.   We usually …………… cotton clothes during the summer.
2.  One day, a villager came to me and asked me to read a letter. I tried my best, but could not …………… what the person had written.
3.   Great people/persons have an ocean of patience. They have learned to ………………difficulties
4.   Raju’s health used to ……………… now and then. So, he had to …………… the highly paid post of Accountant in an office. At first he felt like ……………. out of water.
5.  People should …………………. their mind to fight against corruption.

1.  put on
2.  make out
3.  put up with
4.  break down, give up
5.  makeup

V4. Make compound words with the words given in Columns ‘A’ and ‘B’ and use the same in meaningful sentences of your own.

         A                                                           B
1.     Boy                                                  a. Class
2.     Time                                                b. Post
3.     First                                                 c.  Mate
4.     Road                                                d.  Table
5.     Speed                                               e.  Map
6.     Class                                                f.   Fast

1.    g 
2.  d
3.  a
4.  e
5.  b
6.  c

V5. Which words/phrases in the text mean more or less the same as the following? Paragraph numbers are in given in brackets.

1.  boyhood  [P1] early days
2.  uncomfortable [P3] fish out of water
3.  chance [P3] opportunity
4.  happily [P5] gladly
5.  not remember [P6] forget
6.  morning food [P6] breakfast
7.  money permitted to be drawn for the expense [P7] exchange the burnt notes for new note
8.  sympathy [P7] admitted

V6. Give the negative forms of the underlined words using a prefix, like in-, un-, dis-, im.
Eg. a popular poem —  an unpopular poem

1.  an interesting story —  an uninteresting story
2.  a fortunate thing —  an unfortunate thing
3.  a correct answer —  an incorrect answer
4.  a pure heart —  an impure heart
5.  a happy day —  an unhappy day
6.  an honest person —  a dishonest person.

V7. Fill in the blanks with the noun forms of the underlined words.

1. The teacher dictates notes.

Answer: The teacher gave us a dictation.

2.    Admit Suresh to VIII standard.

Answer: Let Suresh get admitted to VIII standard.

3.    Literates should educate the villagers.
Answer: Literates should give education to the villagers.

4.    Appoint him. 
Answer: Give him an appointment

5.    Have you decided where to go?

Answer: Have you taken the decision, where to go?

V8. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate forms of the words given in brackets.

1.  Please give your …………. [accept] within a week.
2.  The speaker accepted the …………… [resign) of the legislator.
3.  We should not have too much ……………. [attach] to anything
4.  The …………… [discover) of the sea route to India was made by Vasco de Gama.
5.  The teacher admired the …………. [honest] of Manjula.
6.  Have a ………….. [science] outlook
7.  Please don’t cause ……………. [inconvenient] to travelers.
8.  Make ……………. [meaning] sentences.
9.  Why are you afraid of the ……………. [examine)?
10. Chemistry is an ………….. [interest] subject.

1.  Acceptance
2.  resignation
3.  attachment
4.  discovery
5.  honesty
6.  scientific
7.  inconvenience
8.  meaningful
9.  examination
10. interesting

A.    Listen and Speak – Vowels / e and / ae.
Task 1.
Vowels /e/                                                                                                                 Vowels /a/
bed, set, met pen, said                                                                                     bad, sad, sat, mat pan

Task 2.
Your teacher will say and write the following wordș. Identify the vowels soiunds in themand write them in the appropriate column.
/i/                                             /I/                                                  /a/                                                  /e/

flee, sleep speed,            spin, trim hid, split,                 catch, fan span,      drench tense left, sent, fresh                          .                                                                                                                                     den, sketch.          
mean dream                     mint, click                                      mad scratch

please sea, free.

B.    Spoken English
Situation: 2 (Two friends Raj and Latif meet by chance. Fill in the blanks) :

Raj: Oh, what a surprise You’re Latif aren’t you?
Latif: Yes I am, But how come you’re here?
Raj: Latif, I have come on some official work here
Latif: Ah, you’re a businessman. You have set up a shop here, haven’t you?
Raj: Yes I have. Well, let’s have, coffee shall, we?
Latif: By all means. After that we can talk a lot, can’t we?

Read the map and the information is given carefully. Based on them, say whether the following statements are true or false, Write “T’ for true and ‘F’ for false in the boxes accordingly.

1.    Tamilians are over 50% in the northernmost part of Srilanka.
Answer: True

2.    In Batticaloa, the Tamilians are less than 50%.

Answer: False

3.    The east coast of Sri Lanka has more Tamilaians than its west coast.
Answer: True

4.    More than 50% of the people in Colombo are Tamilians.
Answer: False

5.    Only Sinhalese live in Jaffna.

Answer: False  23

6.    The central part of Srilanka is dense with Tamilians.

Answer: False

7.    Kandy does not have any sea coast.
Answer: True

Task 1. Use walk’ or ‘ walks’ in sentences beginning with the following subjects :

1.  My father walks in the evening.
2.  You are walking slowly.
3.  John walks with his dog.
4.  Children are lazy to walk.
5.  Your sister is punctual to walk.
6.  Twenty boys are participating in the competition of brisk walk
7.  His brother walks with his friend.

Task 2. Match the words. Using the appropriate form of verbs, frame sentences. One example is given.

1.  A ship sails on the water.
2.  The doctor treats the patient.
3.  A dog chases a cat.
4.  Birds fly in the sky
5.  Vendors sell things on the streets
6.  Children like sweets.
7.  A carpenter makes tools from wood.
8.  Water flows downwards.
9.  Our school beginning at 9 O’clock in the morning
10. The goalkeeper stops the ball. The Present Continuous or The Present Progressive Form.

Task 3. Look at these pictures. Write what they are doing.

According to picture

1.  A mother is lighting the lamp.
2.  A farmer is carrying a bundle
3.  A girl is eating fruit.
4.  A student is reading a book.
5.  A boy is running in the field.

E. Writing

Framing sentences

Task 1. Frame appropriate phrases with the words from the table given by below. Also, build by a context/ sentence using the phrase.

A                                                                         B                                                                      C

faith                                                                  to                                                                    science
interest                                                              for                                                                  money
sympathy                                                           in                                                                   dancing
slave                                                                  the poor
passion you memory               

e.g. Phrase — slave to money.

Context: Pradeep is a slave to money. He has become inhuman.
1.  Phrase — Faith in science Ravi has faith in science. So he believed to conduct experiments in science.
2.  Phrase — Sympathy for the poor. If we show sympathy for the poor, this will help to build harmony in society.
3.  Phrase — Interest in dancing Girls are interested to learn dancing. They are able to give nice programmes.
4.  Passion for science Scientists have a passion for science. So they can work hard in research centers.

Task 2. Rearrange the words into meaningful sentences.

1.  I learn a little from every incident.
2.  The bigger of the two was a sturdy youngster
3.  They wore no shoes and their feet were muddy.
4.  Mahatma Gandhiji adopted non-violence as his weapon.
5.  I thought on the subject deeply, that evening.

Sir C.V. Raman Additional Questions and Answers

1.    When was Sir C.V. Raman born?

Answer: Raman was born on November 7, 1888.

2.    What was C.V. Raman’s father?

Answer: C.V. Raman’s father Chandrashekara Iyer was a Professor of Physics at Hindu College, Vishakapatnam.  

3.    Which subject did he choose to study for his B.A. and M.A.?
Answer: Raman chose Physics as his special subject for his B.A. and M.A. degrees.

4.    Which subjects did Raman study for the competitive examination?

Answer: Raman studied History and Economics.

5.    When did he become Special Accountant General for Posts and Telegraphs in Calcutta?
Answer: Raman became Special Accountant General for Posts and Telegraphs in Calcutta in 1991.

6.    What made him take up research on the scattering of light?

Answer: On his voyage to Europe, Raman saw the blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. This made him take up research on the scattering of light in liquids.

7.    What is Raman’s discovery known as?

Answer: Raman’s discovery is known as the “Raman Effect”.

8.    Why did Raman admit the candidate who had failed the tests?
Answer: A candidate came for admission to the Raman Research Institute. He appeared for the entrance test but failed. The office gave him excess traveling allowance by mistake. The candidate came back to the office and returned the excess money paid to him. Raman came to know of this.
He was impressed by the candidate’s honesty and gave him admission. The candidate was surprised to know that he had got a seat in spite of failing in the test. Raman told him that he had admitted him to the institute because of his character. Raman said that he would teach him Physics, as he was not good at Physics.

9.    How did the Government of India honour him?
Answer: The Government of India honored him with the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, in 1954.

Multiple Choice Questions  

Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions / incomplete statements. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. For his work on scattering of light and Raman Effect, C. V. Raman was awarded the
A) Knighthood
B) Nobel Prize
C) Bharatha Ratna
D) International Lenin Prize

Answer: B) Nobel Prize

2. Raman Institute was the brainchild of
A) Parvathi Ammal
B) Chandrashekhara Iyer
C) C.V. Raman
D) Rabindranath Tagore

Answer: C) C.V. Raman

3. After his M.A., Raman wanted to go to
A) U.S.A.
B) Calcutta
C) Madras
D) United Kingdom

Answer: D) United Kingdom

4. Raman felt like a fish out of water in his new post. The above idiom means
A) he was comfortable in his new post
B) he liked his job very much
C) he was unhappy with his new post
D) he looked like a fish.

Answer: C) he was unhappy with his new post

5. Raman resigned the post of Director of Indian Institute of Science because
A) he was appointed professor at Calcutta University
B) he became the Director of Raman Research Institute
C) he took up research on the Mediterranean Sea
D) he was appointed Special Accountant General for Posts and Telegraphs

Answer: B) he became the Director of Raman Research Institute

6. Raman admitted the candidate to the Raman Research Institute though he had not done well in the tests because
A) the candidate did not ask for travelling allowance
B) there were no students in the institute
C) Raman liked the candidate’s honesty
D) Raman wanted to teach him Physics

Answer: C) Raman liked the candidate’s honesty

7. C. V. Raman became Sir C. V. Raman after he was
A) awarded the Bharatha Ratna
B) awarded the International Lenin Prize
C) conferred Doctorates by a number of universities
D) Knighted by King George V

Answer: D) Knighted by King George V

Sir C.V. Raman Summary in English

Sir C.V. Raman was a great scientist. He won the Nobel prize for his work on the scattering of light and his discovery of the Effect of Light Rays [Raman Effect]. The govt gifted him 25 acres of land to carry out further research work. Raman Institute was the dream child of Sir C.V. Raman.
1.    He was born on November 7th, 1888 in Trichy. His parents were Chandrasekhar Iyar and Parvathi Ammal. His father was a professor of Physics at Hindu College, Vishakapatnam. Raman studied there. He was very much interested in science from his boyhood days. He had made the model dynamo in his early childhood. He borrowed science books from college students and read them. He showed great interest in science. He used to fall sick now and then.
2.    He got First class in Matriculation examination at the age of 12. He joined Presidency college and his
relatives wanted him to give up science and take History and Economics as his special subjects for B.A. But Raman took Physics and secured I Rank and a number of prizes in B.A. He passed M.A. Physics in January 1907.
3.    After M.A., he wanted to go to the U.K for higher studies in Science. Because of his health. This was the greatest disappointment in his life. He got the first place in Competitive examinations and was appointed Deputy Accountant General in 1907 at Calcutta. All his relatives felt happy. But Raman felt like a fish out of water in his new post. He still had hopes and waiting for an opportunity to become a Scientist. 
4.    Even though he was Deputy Accountant General he mixed with scientists and took interest in science. Once he saw a banner of science, he got off the moving train and went to meet the scientists. Once he heard an institution had bought a piece of Modem Scientific apparatus, he hurriedly went to have a look at it.
5.    In 1911, he was appointed as Special Accountant General for Posts and Telegraphs in Calcutta. When he was offered the post of Professor at Calcutta University, he jumped at this offer and accepted gladly. After 15 years of service, he became the Director of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. The Raman Research Institute was started in 1948. He be¬came the Director of the Research Institute.
6.    He was a great scientist, he would for¬get all about food and rest while he was at work, his wife had often to tell him that his breakfast or coffee was getting cold. He saw the wonderful blue of the Mediterranean Sea, this led him to work on the Laws of Light scattering in liquids and discovered the Raman Effect. For this, he got the Nobel Prize in 1930.
7.    Raman was a kind man. When he was working as the Deputy Accountant General, he helped to exchange a burnt 100 Rupee note of a villager to a new one. Once Raman admitted candidate to Raman Research Institute though he failed in the test because of his honesty.
8.    Raman got a number of honors and medals. In 1929 he was knighted by King George V and became Sir C.V.Raman. number of Universities honoured him with Doctorates. The government of India awarded him with Bharat Ratna in 1954. The Soviet Union honored him the International Lenin Prize.
9.    Raman died on 21st November 1970 at the age of 82. India lost her great son and the world, a great scientist.

Sir C.V. Raman Summary in Kannada

ಸರ್ ಸಿ.ವಿ. ರಾಮನ್ ರವರು 7ನೇ ತಾರೀಖು ನವೆಂಬರ್ 1888ರಲ್ಲಿ ತಿರುಚಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಜನಿಸಿದರು. ಅವರ ತಂದೆ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಐಯ್ಯರ್ ಮತ್ತು ತಾಯಿ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ ಅಮ್ಮಾಳ್. ಅವರ ತಂದೆ ವಿಶಾಖಪಟ್ಟಣದ ಹಿಂದೂ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಭೌತಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದ ಪ್ರೊಫೆಸರ್ ಆಗಿದ್ದರು. ರಾಮನ್ ರವರು ಹಿಂದೂ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಪೌಢಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿದರು. ಚಿಕ್ಕಂದಿನಿಂದಲೂ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಎಂದರೆ ಅತೀವವಾದ ಆಸಕ್ತಿ, ಬಾಲ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಮಾದರಿ ಡೈನಮೊ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರು. ಕಾಲೇಜ್ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಂದ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನದ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳನ್ನು ಎರವಲು ಪಡೆದು ಓದುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ವಿಜ್ಞಾನವೆಂದರೆ ಅತಿಯಾದ ಆಸಕ್ತಿಯಿತ್ತು. ಅವರ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಆಗಾಗ ಕೆಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದುದರಿಂದ ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ನಿಯತವಾಗಿ ಹೋಗಲು ಆಗುತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ.
ಅವರು ತಮ್ಮ 12ನೇಯ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮೆಟ್ರಿಕ್ಯಲೇಷನ್ ಮೊದಲ ದರ್ಜೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಸಾದರೂ. ನಂತರ ಪ್ರೆಸಿಡೆನ್ಸಿ ಕಾಲೇಜಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿದರು. ಅವರ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಗಳು ಅವರಿಗೆ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಸರಿ ಇರುತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲವಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನವನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಚರಿತ್ರೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಅರ್ಥಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವನ್ನು ಓದಲು ಹೇಳಿದರು. ಆದರೆ ರಾಮನ್ ರವರು ಭೌತಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವನ್ನೇ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಬಿ.ಎ. ನಲ್ಲಿ ಮೊದಲ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಪಡೆದರು. ನಂತರ 1907ರಲ್ಲಿ ಎಂ.ಎ. ಭೌತಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ತೇರ್ಗಡೆಯಾದರು.
ಎಂ.ಎ ಪಾಸಾದ ನಂತರ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ವಿದ್ಯಾಭ್ಯಾಸಕ್ಕೆಂದು ಅವರು ಯುನೈಟೆಡ್ ಕಿಂಗ್ ಡಂಗೆ ಹೋಗ ಬೇಕಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಆದರೆ ಅವರ ಅನಾರೋಗ್ಯದಿಂದ ಅದು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದು ಅವರಿಗೆ ಅವರ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಆದ ದೊಡ್ಡ ನಿರಾಸೆ: ಸಂಬಂಧಿಗಳ ಒತ್ತಾಯದ ಮೇರೆಗೆ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನದ ಓದನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು. ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಾತ್ಮಕ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಯನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಮೊದಲನೆಯ ಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ಪಡೆದು ಡೆಪ್ಯೂಟಿ ಅಕೌಂಟೆಂಟ್ ಜನರಲ್ ಆಗಿ 1907ರಲ್ಲಿ , ಕಲ್ಕತ್ತಾಕ್ಕೆ ನೇಮಿಸ್ಪಟ್ಟರು. ಇವರ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬಹಳ ಸಂತೋಷವಾಯಿತು. ಆದರೆ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನವನ್ನು ಅತೀವವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರೀತಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ರಾಮನ್ ಗೆ ನೀರಿನಿಂದ ತೆಗೆದ ಮೀನಿನಂತೆ ಚಡಪಡಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಅನುಭವಿಸಿದರು. ಆದರೂ ತಾವು ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಿಯಾಗುವ ಭರವಸೆಯನ್ನು ಕಳೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳದೆ ಅವಕಾಶಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಕಾಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ತಾವು ಡೆಪ್ಯುಟಿ ಅಕೌಂಟೆಂಟ್ ಜನರಲ್ ಆಗಿದ್ದರೂ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಿಗಳ ಜೊತೆ ಒಡನಾಟವಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನದಲ್ಲೂ ಆಸಕ್ತಿಯಿತ್ತು. ಒಂದು ದಿನ ಒಂದು ವಿಜ್ಞಾನದ ಬೋರ್ಡು ನೋಡಿ ಚಲಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ರೈಲಿನಿಂದ ಧುಮುಕಿ. ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಿಗಲನ್ನು ಭೇಟಿ ಮಾಡಿದರು. ಇನ್ನೊಮ್ಮೆ ಇವರೂ ರಂಗೂನಿನಲ್ಲಿದ್ದಾಗ ಒಂದು ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯವರು ಆಧುನಿಕ ವೈಜ್ಞಾನಿಕ ಉಪಕರಣವೊಂದನ್ನು ತಂದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಎಂಬ ವಾರ್ತೆಯನ್ನು ಕೇಳಿ. ತಕ್ಷಣವೇ ಅದನ್ನು ನೋಡಲು ಬಂದಿದ್ದರು. ಈ ರೀತಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಎಂದರೆ ತುಂಬಾಇಷ್ಟ.
1911ರಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಮನ್ ರವರನ್ನು ವಿಶೇಷ ಅಕೌಂಟೆಂಟ್ ಜನರಲ್ ಆಗಿ ಫಾರ್ ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಅಂಡ್ ಟೆಲಿಗ್ರಾಫ್, ಕಲ್ಕತ್ತಾಕ್ಕೆ ನೇಮಿಸಿದರು. ಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಕರೆ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿದರು. ಅತ್ಯಂತ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಪದವಿಯನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಪ್ರೊಫೆಸರ್ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಸೇರಿದರು. ಅಲ್ಲಿ 15 ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಕೆಸಲಮಾಡಿ ನಂತರ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಇಂಡಿಯನ್ ಇನ್ಸಿಟ್ಯೂಟ್ ಗೆ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾದರು. 1948ರಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಮನ್ ರಿಸರ್ಚ್ ಇನ್ಸಿಟ್ಯೂಟ್ ನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾದರು. ತಮ್ಮ ಜೀವಿತದ ಕೊನೆಯವರೆಗೂ ಇಲ್ಲೇ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು.
ರಾಮನ್ ರವರು ಬಹಳ ದೊಡ್ಡ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಿ, ತಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನದುದ್ದಕ್ಕೂ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಅಂಟಿಕೊಂಡೇ ಇದ್ದರು. ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಅತ್ಯುನ್ನತ ಮತ್ತು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸಂಬಳ ಸಹ ತಮ್ಮ ಕೆಲಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಗ್ನರಾಗಿ ಎಲ್ಲವನ್ನೂ ಮರೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಇವರ ಹೆಂಡತಿ ಇವರ ತಿಂಡಿ ಮತ್ತು ಕಾಫಿ ತಣ್ಣಗಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಎಚ್ಚರಿಸಬೇಕಾಗುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಇವರು ಮೊದಲೊಮ್ಮೆ ಸಮುದ್ರ ಪ್ರಯಾಣ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾಗ ಮೆಡಿಟರೇನಿಯನ್ ಸಮುದ್ರದ ನೀಲಿಯಿಂದ ಆಕರ್ಷಿತರಾಗಿದ್ದರು. ನಂತರ ಇವರ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಗೆ ಇದು ಸಹಾಯಕವಾಯಿತು. ನಂತರ ಇವರು ಬೆಳಕು ದ್ರವ (ನೀರು) ದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಗೆ ಚದುರುತ್ತದೆ. ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಕಂಡು ಹಿಡಿದರು. ಇದೇ ರಾಮನ್ ಸಿದ್ದಾಂತ ಎಂದು ಹೆಸರು ಪಡೆಯಿತು. ಇದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಇವರಿಗೆ ನೋಬೆಲ್ ಪಾರಿತಷಕ 1930ರಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂದಿತು. ರಾಮನ್ ತುಂಬಾ ಕರುಣಾಜನಕ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ. ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಒಬ್ಬ ಹಳ್ಳಿಯವ ನೂರು ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಅದು ತುಂಬಾ ಸುಟ್ಟುಹೋದ ಕಾರಣ ಕಷ್ಟಪಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದುದನ್ನು ಕಂಡು ಸುಟ್ಟ ನೋಟಿನ ಬದಲು ಹೊಸ ನೋಟನ್ನು ಕೊಟ್ಟು ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡಿದರು. ಇನ್ನೊಮ್ಮೆ ಸಂದರ್ಶನಕಾಕಗಿ ಬಂದ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಯು ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣಿಕತೆಯನ್ನು ಮೆಚ್ಚಿ. ಅವನು ಸಂದರ್ಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಫೇಲ್ ಆಗಿದ್ದರೂ ತಮ್ಮ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗೆ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಕೊಂಡರು. ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಂದಿದ್ದರೂ ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣಿಕತೆಗಾಗಿ ಸೇರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ನಿನ್ನ ಹಿಂದುಳಿದ ವಿಷಯವನ್ನು ನಾನು ಕಲಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಎಂದರು. ಅವರು ಜೀವಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕಾನೇಕ ಗೌರವಗಳನ್ನು ಮತ್ತು ಮೆಡಲ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ, 1929ರಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕಾನೇಕ ಗೌರವಗಳನ್ನು ಮತ್ತು ಮೆಡಲ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 1929ರಲ್ಲಿ ಕಿಂಗ್ ಜಾರ್ಜ್ ರವರು ನೈಟ್ ಪದವಿಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದರು. ಅಂದಿನಿಂದ ಸರ್ ಎಂಬ ಪದ ಬೇಕಾದಷ್ಟು ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದವರು ಡಾಕ್ಟರೇಟ್ ಪದವಿಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟೀಯ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಸದಸ್ಯರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 1954ರಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾರತ ಸರ್ಕಾರವು ಭಾರತರತ್ನ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 1957ರಲ್ಲಿ ಸೋವಿಯತ್ ಯೂನಿಯನ್ ಇವರಿಗೆ ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟೀಯ ಲೆನಿನ್ ಪೈಜ್ ನ್ನು ಕೊಟ್ಟು ಗೌರವಿಸಿದ್ಸಾರೆ.
ರಾಮನ್ ರವರು 21 ನೇ ನವೆಂಬರ್ 1970ರಲ್ಲಿ ತಮ್ಮ 82ನೇ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಧನರಾದರು. ಇದರಿಂದ ಭಾರತಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯ ಪುತ್ರರಲ್ಲೊಬ್ಬ ಅಗಲಿಕೆಯುಂಟಾದರೆ ಪ್ರಪಂಚವು ಒಬ್ಬ ದೊಡ್ಡ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಿಯನ್ನು ಕಳೆದುಕೊಂಡಿತು.

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