Other senior scientists and ministers were present at the felicitation ceremony. The announcement about the felicitation was made by state Information Minister Roshan baig on Tuesday.
A photo exhibition on the life and achievements of the 79-year-old Bharat Ratna awardee was also organised outside the Banquet Hall. A book and CD on his life were also released.[See: CNR Rao, Tendulkar get Bharat Ratna]