Dr. C N R Rao

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Reading success stories of great professionals stimulates motivational enzyme within us and we all wish to emulate them on our path of success. 
 
Exactly with this aim MBA Rendezvous is presenting you series of motivational stories of successful Professionals who have carved a niche in their own way and have become icons of Management Fraternity. 
 
Following above, read motivational story of Dr C N R Rao
 
Dr Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao, also known as Dr C N R Rao, is a renowned chemist in India. To date, he has written close to 1,500 research papers and 45 scientific books. 
 
Dr C N R Rao is one of the world’s foremost and leading solid state and materials chemists and has contributed significantly to this field over the last 50 years.
 
 His outstanding and groundbreaking work in transition metal oxides has enhanced people’s basic understanding of novel phenomena and the relationship between properties of materials and structural chemistry of these materials. 
 
In addition, he was one of the very few scientists to synthesise two-dimensional oxide materials, including Lanthanum Copper Oxide (La2CuO4). This groundbreaking discovery in turn led to the study of compositionally controlled metal-insulator transitions. 
And today, thanks to Dr C N R Rao, people have been able to apply his theories to colossal magneto resistance and high temperature superconductivity.
 
Dr C N R Rao’s educational background and achievements are as impressive as his professional achievements. Dr C N R Rao was born in Bangalore to Hanumantha Nagesa Rao and Nagamma Nagesa Rao, who encouraged him to pursue higher education in the field of his choice. 
 
Dr C N R Rao had his parents’ blessings in every step of his life, and in 1951, he made his parents proud by obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from Mysore University. His love for Chemistry was so deep that he decided to gain more knowledge in this field – he graduated from Banaras Hindu University with a Master’s degree, obtained his PhD from Purdue University in 1958, and received the Doctor of Science research degree from Mysore University in 1961. 
 
Dr C N R Rao is a role model to youngsters and adults. He has proven to the world that if passion is deep and determination is strong, one can overcome all obstacles in life. 
 
After completing his studies, Dr C N R Rao joined the teaching faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and later became the Director of the Indian Institute of Science from 1984 to 1994. 
 
Today, Dr C N R Rao holds many titles – he is the head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, which he founded in 1989. 
 
For his significant contribution to the field of Chemistry, Dr C N R Rao was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974 and Padma Vibhushan in 1985. He is also the recipient of the Karnataka Ratna, the India Science Award and the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society. 
 
In January 2013, Dr C N R Rao received China’s top science award for his contributions in enhancing Sino-India scientific cooperation. 
 
On November 16, 2013, the Indian government declared that Dr C N R Rao would be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. Dr C N R Rao would be the third scientist to be awarded Bharat Ratna, after C V Raman and former President A P J Abdul Kalam. 
 
Dr C N R Rao has shown the world that hard work never goes unrewarded or unnoticed. Despite difficulties in life, people should follow their dreams and passions; only then will they reap success in life. 
 
Instead of only looking at one’s benefits, one ought to look at how he/she can contribute to the society. This is exactly what Dr C N R Rao did throughout his life – he published papers and carried out research, not just for his personal gain, but for future developments that can help mankind. 
 
Education should not only help an individual but the entire society. This is what we should keep in mind while pursuing our dreams.
 
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