Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena
New Delhi: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Sunday wrote to Professor Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao, congratulating him on the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.
He wrote, “Please accept my warm congratulations for the `Bharat Ratna` award.
“In conferring this award on you, the nation has honoured an eminent scientist and a well recognized international authority on solid state and materials chemistry. We salute your work not only as a scientist but also in passionately nurturing young scientists and
CNR Rao is the third scientist after C V Raman and former President A P J Abdul Kalam to be bestowed with the honour.