Rao, Siddiqui, Seshadri Named National Research Professors
New Delhi, May 1 (UNI) Noted chemical scientist C N R Rao, biologist Obaid Siddiqui and mathematician C S Seshadri were today named as National Research Professors ''in recognition of their unique contributions in their respective fields.'' Their appointments were made on the recommendation of a Committee under the National Research Professorship Scheme comprising the Prime Minister and the Ministers of Human Resource Development, Finance and Home, an announcement said.
Eminent individuals who have attained the age of 65 years, made outstanding contribution in their chosen field and are capable of more productive research are considered for the appointment.
The scheme was instituted in 1949 to honor distinguished academics and scholars with valuable contribution to knowledge, an HRD Ministry statement said.
The past recipients include C V Raman, S N Bose, Satyajit Ray, Ustad Bismillah Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar and more recently Mahesveta Devi and Habib Tanvir.
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