Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Thursday congratulated scientist Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan for jointly winning this year’s Nobel prize for Chemistry.

In his message, Mr. Karunanidhi said the Tamil society was proud that Dr. Ramakrishnan, who was born in Chidambaram of Cuddalore district, was the third Tamil to get the Nobel Prize after Sir C.V. Raman (1930) and S. Chandrasekhar (1983).