CNR Rao, former IITK prof to be awarded Bharat Ratna
He will become the third scientist after C.V.Raman and A P J Abdul Kalam to get India’s highest civilian award.
The legendary scientist is no stranger to such accolades. Amongst others, he has received awards such as the Legion of Honor, France’s highest decoration, and both the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Shri. He has also been accorded Honorary Doctorates from august institutions such as IIT Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi and Patna, as well as Oxford, Notre Dame, and many others.
He will be the 42nd recipient of the Award.