Dr N K Venkataramanaa was conferred the prestigious C V Raman Birth Centenary Award for 2015-16 by the Indian National Science Congress Association, a professional body under the Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India on January 3, in Mysore.
The award was given away by the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi in the presence of a glittering global audience of vice chancellors, eminent scientists, Nobel laureates and other well known personalities. On the dais was Bharat Ratna C N R Rao, and his Excellency the Governor of Karnataka and the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka.
The distinguished doctor was given the award in recognition of his ground-breaking work and his extraordinary contributions to the evolution of neurosciences in the country over decades. The citation said, “You have played a key role in the development of science and technology, specifically in the realm of neurosurgery. You have not only been an institution builder in this area but have also shaped the way this area of science & technology should develop in the future.”-