Cnr Rao

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Birthday
30, 1934
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
India

About

Known for his work in the field of solid-state chemistry, he received numerous scientific awards, including the Marlow Medal, the Hughes Medal, and the August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann Medal.

Before Fame

After earning his undergraduate degree from Mysore University, he entered a graduate program in chemistry at Banaras Hindu University and, at the young age of twenty-four, received his PhD in his chosen field.

Trivia

Over the course of his career, he published well over a thousand scientific papers and received honorary degrees from dozens of universities.

Family Life

As an only child growing up in an Indian Kannada family, he was home-schooled by his well-educated parents. In 1960, he married Indumati Rao, with whom he raised a son and a daughter.

Associated With

He and Prafulla Chandra Ray were both prominent Indian chemists.