The physicist in India seems to be virtually invisible, except for brief bursts when the nuclear weapons or the space research programmes come up for mention. So the death on May 14, 2018, of E. C. George Sudarshan, discoverer of one of the most important laws of nature—the universal theory of weak interactions of fundamental particles—at 87, was the subject of routine obituaries that dismissed his life and work in a few paragraphs. Even while he lived, the mainstream media made mention