Ada Yonath is one of the most revered global scientific personalities, who dedicated her life towards the study of the structure of ribosome. Born in an impoverished family, young Yonath showed traits of making it big since an early age. She was a curious child, inquisitive in her approach towards knowing the unknown. Despite being born in an underprivileged family, she did not compromise on her education and attained PhD degree in the field of Chemistry. Subsequently, she committed herself to the study of the structure and function of the ribosome.