Indians must be proud of string theorist Ashoke Sen for being among the 9 winners of the first Yuri Milner Fundamental Physics Prize. Yuri Milner, a Russian internet investor, has announced the prize money to be $3 million, which beats the Nobel prize ($1.2 million). Apart from Sen, other winners are
Andrei Linde (Stanford), Alexei Kitaev (Caltech), Maxim Kontsevich (IHES), Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton), Juan Maldacena (IAS, Princeton), Nathan Seiberg (IAS, Princeton), Edward Witten (IAS, Princeton), Alan Guth (MIT).
PS. If I am not wrong, Sen is the youngest FRS from India.