NEW DELHI, April 19 � Siddhartha Mukherjee has become the fourth person of Indian origin to bag the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, the first being Gobind Behari Lal way back in 1937, reports PTI.
Lal was science editor emeritus for the Hearst newspapers and worked for the group in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles since joining The San Francisco Examiner in 1925.
He was awarded the Pulitzer in the Reporting category for his coverage of science at the tercentenary of Harvard University when he was working for Universal Service. He died in 1992 of cancer.
Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer for fiction for her collection of stories Interpreter of Maladies. She was awarded USD 5,000 for her �distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life�.
Lahiri was born in 1967 in London and raised in Rhode Island. Her parents were born and raised in India, where a number of the stories in Interpreter of Maladies were set.