Google Doodle Commemorates the Birthday of Anna Mani, Weather Woman of India
By: WE Staff | Tuesday, 23 August 2022
On the occasion of the 104th anniversary of the physicist Anna Mani's birth, Google has created a colourful and whimsical illustration for the company's home page to honour her accomplishments and research in India.
The Google Doodle honours Anna Mani, one of the first female scientists in India, on her birthday. Her life's work as a physicist and meteorologist enabled Indian government institutions to correctly forecast the weather in the nation today.
Scientist Anna Mani, commonly referred to as the "Weather Woman of India" throughout the nation, established the foundation for the nation to harness renewable energy. She also carried out a variety of research projects that aided the nation's modern weather forecasting organisations.
On August 23, 1918, in the then-state of Travancore, Anni Mani was born (present-day Kerala). She was a voracious reader who spent most of her childhood surrounded by books. By the time she was twelve, she had finished reading every book in her local library.
She had a thorough educational background and even had official training under Sir C. V. Raman, a Nobel Prize winner, where she specialised in the study of rubies and diamonds. At the Imperial College of London, she later began concentrating in meteorological instrumentation.
She began working with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) after moving to India, assisting the organisation in creating and maintaining its own meteorological sensors.
During her tenure at the IMD, she contributed to and oversaw the design of more than 100 meteorological sensors.
Anna Mani succeeded in a male-dominated field of work to become one of India's most distinguished scientists and the director of the division at the IMD. She rose to become the IMD's director general and held a number of influential posts within the UN World Meteorological Organization.
Scientist Anna Mani lived her entire life in Khadi clothing and adhered to Gandhian principles. Millions of women all throughout India look up to her as one of the most inspirational scientists in the nation. Her accomplishments in the field of science are being recognised by the Google Doodle today.