Narinder S. Kapany, ‘Father of #Fiber Optics,’ Dies at 94

When Narinder S. Kapany was in high school in the 1940s in Dehradun, an Indian city in the Himalayan foothills, his science teacher told him that light travels only in straight lines. By then he had already spent years playing around with a box camera, and he knew that light could at least be turned in different directions, through lenses and prisms. Something about the teacher’s attitude, he later said, made him want to go further, to prove him wrong by figuring out how to actually bend light.

Source: Narinder S. Kapany, ‘Father of Fiber Optics,’ Dies at 94 – The New York Times