C. N. R. Rao

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Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao (born 30 June 1934), is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry. He has honorary doctorates from 84 universities from around the world, and has authored around 1,774 research publications and 54 books. He is described as a scientist who had won all possible awards in his field except the Nobel Prize.A precocious child, Rao completed BSc from Mysore University at age seventeen, and MSc from Banaras Hindu University at age nineteen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. N. R. Rao has received more than 959,682 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). C. N. R. Rao is the 484th most popular chemist (down from 454th in 2019), the 596th most popular biography from India (down from 429th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Indian Chemist.

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Among chemists, C. N. R. Rao ranks 484 out of 510Before him are John Mayow, Alexander Nesmeyanov, Walther Kossel, Karen Wetterhahn, Eric Betzig, and Aleksandr Arbuzov. After him are Peter Jacob Hjelm, Carl Jacob Löwig, Jiří Drahoš, Jennifer Doudna, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, and Allen J. Bard.

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Among people born in 1934, C. N. R. Rao ranks 376Before him are Dave Mackay, Joanna Moore, Jagdish Bhagwati, Bud Luckey, Pierre Joxe, and Richard Shelby. After him are Mark Strand, Bobby Unser, Bernard Chiarelli, Gordon Bell, Richard Briers, and Giuseppina Leone.

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In India

Among people born in India, C. N. R. Rao ranks 596 out of 1,227Before him are Shatrughan Sinha (1945), K. J. Yesudas (1940), Rambhadracharya (1950), Jagdish Bhagwati (1934), Saroj Khan (1948), and Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904). After him are R. D. Burman (1939), P. T. Usha (1964), C. R. Rao (1920), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), Hansa Jivraj Mehta (1897), and V. K. Krishna Menon (1896).

Among CHEMISTS In India

Among chemists born in India, C. N. R. Rao ranks 4Before him are Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952), Kamala Sohonie (1912), and Asima Chatterjee (1917). After him are Yellapragada Subbarow (1895).