Who was Anna Mani, and why does Google honour her today?

Mani was an innovative scientist recognised for her contributions to India’s weather forecasts and her research on renewable energy.

Indian scientist and entrepreneur Anna Mani would have been 104 on August 23.

In her honour, Google has changed its doodle in the United States and India to an illustration of her and her work.

– Mani was born in Peermade in the former state of Travancore, which is currently known as Kerala, in 1918.

Her father was a civil engineer who owned cardamon estates.

– She was the seventh of eight children and a keen reader.

when she turned eight, Mani declined a set of diamond earrings as a gift and instead chose the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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