Government of India has declared Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist Prof C.N.R. Rao.
Prof. C.N.R. Rao is an eminent scientist and a well recognized international authority on solid state and materials chemistry. He has published over 1,400 research papers and 45 books.
Sachin Tendulkar, the best cricketer India has ever produced gets the award in the day in which he retires from his cricketing career.