Noted Indian scientist Dr C N R Rao has been conferred with China’s top science award for his important contributions in boosting Sino-India scientific cooperation.
Chinese Academy of Sciences on Wednesday gave its 2012 Award for International Scientific Cooperation to three scientists from India, Germany, and Russia.
79 year old Rao is the founder of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore.
The awards are given every year by the CAS, which is China’s top academic and research institution for natural sciences.The prize was instituted in 2007.
Rao is a devoted scientist to the research of solid-state and structural chemistry.
He was awarded for his important contributions in boosting scientific cooperation between China and India, as well as raising the scientific capabilities of developing countries.