Who is the father of physics in India?

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Homi Jehangir Bhabha (30 October 1909 – 24 January 1966) was an Indian nuclear physicist, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research's founding director, and a professor of physics (TIFR). Bhabha was the founding director of the Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET), which is now recognized as the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in his tribute. He is also recognized as the 'Father of the Indian Nuclear Program.' TIFR and AEET were the pillars of India's developing nuclear weapons, which Bhabha oversaw as director. Homi Bhabha received the Adams Prize and the Padma Bhushan in 1942. (1954). He was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951 and 1953–1956, respectively.

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Homi Jehangir Bhabha was born into a wealthy Parsi community and had a familial connection to traders Dinshaw Maneckji Petit and Dorabji Tata. On October 30, 1909, he was born. His father was the well-known Parsi lawyer Jehangir Hormusji Bhabha, and his mother was Meheren. He obtained his early education at Bombay's Cathedral and John Connon School, and after clearing his Senior Cambridge Examination with Honours at the age of 15, he enrolled at Elphinstone College. In 1927, he enrolled in the Royal Institute of Science before enrolling at Cambridge University's Caius College. This was due to his father's and uncle's insistence that Bhabha gets a mechanical engineering degree from Cambridge and then travel to India to engage as a metal worker at Tata Steel Mills in Jamshedpur.