Highest Civilian Award of Japan, that is conferred on academicians, politicians and military officers- the “Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star”, will be conferred on Professor C.N.R. Rao for his ‘contribution to promoting academic interchange and mutual understanding in science and technology between Japan and India’. He had been bestowed with about 70 honorary doctorates and had received the highest civilian award of India, Bharat Ratna. Professor C.N.R. Rao is a National Research Professor, Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, an autonomous institution supported by the Ministry of Science & technology, Government of India. Professor Rao had made substantial contributions to the development of Science in India and the Third World.
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