Dr P Srinath offers this secret about the man who's won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. "He likes masala dosa, and because he was brought up in Baroda so he likes chaat and (laughs) sugarcane juice."
Dr Venki, as he's known, always had a captive audience here, but he's now a legend. "We are all so thrilled. We even had chai with him, moved around with him, he is such a fun person to be with," gushes Lasya, a starry-eyed a PhD student.
Working in the US and UK, Venki Ramakrishnan has accomplished much, but in Bangalore, scientists rejoice for the man who became an IISc fellow long before he won the Nobel prize.