Eminent scientist C N R Rao was conferred with Japan’s highest civilian award recently.
- Highest Civilian Award of Japan, that is conferred on
- politicians and
- military officers–
the “Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star”, will be conferred on Professor C.N.R. Rao for his
‘Contribution to promoting academic interchange and mutual understanding in science and technology between Japan and India’.
- N.R Rao has been bestowed with about 70 honorary doctorates and has received the highest civilian award of India, Bharat Ratna. Professor Rao had made substantial contributions to the development of Science in India and the Third World.
- Rao is also the only Indian to be elected as a foreign member of the Japan Academy in Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research.
Sources: The Hindu, PIB.