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President conferred Bharat Ratna
Feb 05, 2014

The president of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has conferresd the highest civilian honour of the nation, Bharat Ratna to legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist CNR Rao. 

The two joined the list of 41 eminent personalities, who have been conferred with the Bharat Ratna in recognition for their contribution to the society.

Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsperson and the youngest recipient of the award. He has 15,921 runs from a record 200 Test matches at an average of 53.58 and 51 centuries. He has also scored 18,426 runs from 463 ODIs with an average of 44.83 including 49 centuries. He was also the first to score a double hundred in the 50-over format 
CNR Rao, 79, is the fourth scientist after C.V. Raman, M. Visvesvaraya and former president A.P.J.Abdul Kalam to get the Bharat Ratna. 

CNR Rao is known for his work in solid state and structural chemistry and has contributed immensely to the field in the last five decades. He is the honorary president of Bangalore's Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, which he founded in 1989. Rao was also appointed the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister in January 2005. He is also the director of the International Centre for Materials Science (ICMS).


 

 


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