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Prof. C.N.R. Rao becomes first recipient of India Science Award 2004
Prof. C.N.R. Rao, an outstanding eminent scientist has become the first recipient of the India Science Award for the year 2004. The India Science Award was announced by the Minister for Science and Technology Shri Kapil Sibbal during the National Science Day celebrations held recently.

The India Science Award was instituted by the then Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee during the India Science Congress held in January 2003. The Award has envisaged to be the highest and the most prestigious national recognition for outstanding contribution to science. The primary and essential criterion for the award is demonstrated and widely accepted excellence in science.

Prof. C.N. R. Rao has been given this prestigious award for his outstanding and sustained contributions as well as discoveries in solid state and material chemistry and significant contributions to this subject for the past four decades.

Source: Ministry of Science & Technology
Date: March 2, 2005

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