The West Bengal Assembly today accepted a proposal to name a road in Kolkata after eminent physicist Satyendra Nath Bose
, one of the pioneers in the work that led to the potential discovery of the "God Particle" or the Higgs Boson that was announced by scientists on Wednesday.
The term "boson" - a new sub-atomic particle, the basic building block of the universe - owes its name to Bose.
The Mayor of Kolkata will now decide on the road in the city that will be named after the physicist.
Born during British colonial rule in 1894 in Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bose was a lecturer at both the universities of Calcutta and Dhaka.
In 1924, Bose sent a paper to Albert Einstein describing a statistical model that eventually led to the discovery of what became known as the Bose-Einstein condensate phenomenon.
The paper laid the basis for describing the two fundamental classes of sub-atomic particles - bosons, named after Bose, and fermions, after the Italian physicist Enrico Fermi.
While several Nobel prizes have been awarded to research related to the concepts of the boson, Bose himself was never honoured by the Nobel academy.
In 1954, Bose was awarded the Padma Vibhushan - India's second-highest civilian honour. He died in 1974.