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Know Bharat Ratna C.N.R Rao, scientist par excellence

Bangalore: Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao, 79, who was Saturday conferred the country's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, has been chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh since 2005.The Bangalore-born Rao

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: November 17, 2013 6:48 IST
know bharat ratna c.n.r rao scientist par excellence
know bharat ratna c.n.r rao scientist par excellence

Bangalore: Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao, 79, who was Saturday conferred the country's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, has been chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh since 2005.






The Bangalore-born Rao is national research professor and Linus Pauling research professor. He was also chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council when Rajiv Gandhi was prime minister during 1985-89.

Rao is the third Kannadiga to receive the Bharat Ratna after engineer Sir M. Visveshwaraiah in 1955 and Hindustani vocalist maestro Bhimsen Joshi in 2008.

He is also director of the International Centre for Materials Science (ICMS) in Bangalore.

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