Anna Mani was the former Deputy Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department and made significant contributions in the field of solar radiation, ozone and wind energy instrumentation.
Mani started her research career at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Sir C. V. Raman.
She spent her formative years immersed in books. By age 12, Mani had read almost every book at her public library! She remained an avid reader all her life.
Between 1942 and 1945, she published five papers, completed her Ph.D. dissertation, and began a graduate program at Imperial College, London