Har Gobind Khorana, the Nobel Prize winner for Medicine in 1968, shared the prize with M.W . Nuremberg and R.W . Holley for interpreting the genetic code and analyzing its function in protein synthesis. Khorana is known as a scientist who revolutionized biochemistry with his pioneering work in DNA chemistry . A legend in the history of Genetics he was a marvellous scientist. He was the first person of Indian origin since Independence to receive the Nobel Prize. Khorana was a scientist par excellence.