National Planet of India - Minor Planet is named after an Indian Musician
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) on December 17 announced that while the star would be called 'Bibhā', the planet would be known as 'Santamasa'. The star has been named in honour of a pioneering Indian woman scientist Bibha Choudhury, who discovered the subatomic particle, pi-meson.
New Delhi: A minor planet, between Mars and Jupiter, has been named after 'Pandit Jasraj', the doyen of Indian classical vocal music. International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named minor planet 2006 VP32 (number -300128) , discovered on November 11, 2006, as 'Panditjasraj'.