Once the great scientist, Niels Bohr, was delivering a lecture. Bose presided. At one
stage the lecturer had some difficulty in explaining a point. He had been writing on the
blackboard; he stopped and, turning to Bose, said, "Can Professor Bose help me?"
All the while Sathyendranath had been sitting with his eyes shut. The audience could not
help smiling at Professor Bohr's words. But to their great surprise, Bose opened his eyes;
in an instant he solved the lecturer's difficulty. Then he sat down and once again
closed his eyes!
The fame of Sathyendranath Bose as a brilliant student of physics and mathematics has
spread the world over. In India, which is still a developing country, he strove hard for
the dissemination of science. In addition, he did significant work in the fields of
education, politics, music and literature, too.
He has come to be popularly known Sathyen Bose (S. N. Bose).