The first successful birth of a child after IVF treatment, Louise Brown, born in 1978. On 3 October 1978, the birth of the world’s second test-tube baby was announced by Dr Subhas Mukherji in Calcutta. The news was widely reported in the media in India and to some extent abroad. Mukherji’s claim, however, was contested because he did not publish his research work in peer-reviewed journals. India officially entered the brave new world of assisted conception with the birth of the first ‘scientifically documented’ test-tube baby, Harsha, on 6 August 1986.