Indian Chemical Society honours Bharat Ratna Prof. C. N. R. Rao as "The Chemist of the Century"

09 February 2024 | News

Presented with a citation, further acknowledging his exceptional contributions to the field of chemistry

The Indian Chemical Society (ICS), in the midst of its centennial year, celebrated the remarkable achievements of Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao by conferring upon him the prestigious title of "The Chemist of the Century."

The felicitation ceremony served as a fitting tribute to Prof. Rao's outstanding career, characterised by ground-breaking research, international acclaim, and impactful leadership roles in the field of chemistry.

Prof. C.N.R. Rao, a luminary in the realm of chemistry, has significantly shaped the scientific landscape with his prolific contributions. His illustrious journey, from earning his academic credentials at esteemed institutions to assuming leadership positions in prominent scientific organisations, reflects a lifetime dedicated to advancing the frontiers of knowledge.

The felicitation ceremony witnessed the presence of distinguished personalities, including Prof. G. D. Yadav, President of the Indian Chemical Society and National Science Chair, Emeritus Professor of Eminence, and Former Vice Chancellor of ICT Mumbai, Prof. G. U. Kulkarni, President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), and Jagdish Patankar, Executive Chairman of MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications.

Prof. Rao's legacy, encapsulated in this prestigious title, stands as an inspiration for future generations of scientists and underscores the profound and lasting influence he has had on the scientific community.


Image caption- (From Left to Right): Prof. G.D. Yadav, President, Indian Chemical Society; Prof. C. N. R. Rao, FRS, Honorary President & Linus Pauling Research Professor, JNCASR; Dr Indumati Rao, Coordinator, ETU, JNCASR; Prof. G.U. Kulkarni, President, JNCASR


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