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Sachin and CNR Rao conferred with the Bharat Ratna

As we all know that former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee in a glittering ceremony in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. But along with him, was an eminent scientist who also received the award which is a news lesser known to people. While the entire nation was engulfed in the hullabaloo of one Bharat Ratna Awardee, another eminent figure was given due recognition for 50 year of perseverance and struggle to thrive and take the nation to the pinnacles of success in the field of science. The two joined the list of 41 eminent personalities, who have been conferred with the Bharat Ratna in recognition for their contribution to the society.
Meet Prof. Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra also known as C.N.R. Rao, born in Bangalore in the year 1934. He is one of the foremost scientists of our era who has worked eminently in the fields of solid state and structural chemistry being only the third scientist after Nobel Laureate and Physicist Sir C V Raman and missile scientist and technologist Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. The Bharat Ratna just adds up to his stack of awards, engraving his name in the history of Indian Science as the third scientist since CV Raman to be honoured with Bharat Ratna, the second being A.P.J Abdul Kalam for his work on missile technology but it’s clearly justified. Prof. Rao is one of the most deserved human being on the Indian Land and people should know about him.

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