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Rao has honorary doctorates from 60 universities from around the world. He has authored around 1,500 research papers and 45 scientific books. He is the recipient of most of the major scientific awards, and is member of all major scientific organisations. On 16 November 2013, the Government of India conferred him Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, making him the fourth scientist after C.V. Raman, Visvesvaraya and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam to get the award.
what i like most is he called politicians 'idiots' how very true!
read about his life and wife:
Of life and wife :
Even today he wakes up at 4.30am everyday.A 40-minute walk on the plush IISc campus where he lives is followed by a 15 minute yoga session.Music for me is therapeutic.I listen to Devaranama.Work starts at 8am and I finish at 4pm.Once I'm home,I get down with writing or reading.I enjoy cooking too.I prepare Thai,Hawaiian,Chinese and Italian food when I am bored of eating South Indian staples. From drawing a salary of Rs 720 in 1959 to winning the million-dollar Dan David Prize in 2005,its been a rather illustrious journey for the Solid State Chemistry and Material Science professor."When I asked my wife Indumathi what she wants from the prize money,she told me to contribute it towards science. We have instituted science awards to promote the subject among youth.She is from a literature background,and helps me bring out books for children.We go around the country telling students about the importance of science. To me science is what happens in small laboratories. Big ideas co
me from small labs where little discoveries take place, he says. And what would he like to be known as Nothing,but a scientist. The word itself makes me so happy he signs off.
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