Congress President Sonia Gandhi today extended warm greetings to India-born scientist

Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan for winning the prestigious Chemistry Nobel prize for this year.

In her message, Ms Gandhi said Ramakrishnan has made the entire country proud with his pioneering work which has won him the most coveted recognition.

Mr Ramakrishnan shares the 2009 Nobel prize for Chemistry with Mr Thomas E Steitz and Mr Ada E Yonath for their work in the study of the structure and function of the ribosome.

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