In addition, the two winners in Engineering Sciences are good friends: Prof. B.S. Murty (Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT-M) and Prof. Rama Govindarajan. That they are both IISc alumni is the icing on the cake!
With the announcement of this year's SSB awards, my friends' circle now has a 'Bhatnagar couple'! [Rama's husband, Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy (Department of Physics, IISc), won the Physics Bhatnagar in 2000.]
Special congratulations to all these great folks!
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I have to chide CSIR (I did it last year, too!) for the way it announces its highest awards. Is it too much to expect CSIR to put together a press release with more information about the scientists' background, their work, and why India's biggest and most prestigious science awards are going to them? Can't they get the Prize Committee(s) to write up a one-page citation for each winner to be issued along with the press release?