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100th Birthday of Prof CR Rao: A life sketch

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Prof CR Rao, the eminent Statistician had his 100th b-day  recently. Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation has put up a nice profile of Prof Rao on its website. C.R. Rao played an important role, under the direction of the doyen of Indian statistics, P.C. Mahalanobis, in setting up state statistical bureaus in different states of India and developing a network of statistical agencies at the district level for collection of data. Together with the Central Statistical Organization and the National Sample Survey in planning of which, C.R. Rao played a significant role, India has one of the best national statistical systems. He founded the Indian Econometric Society, which has been active in promoting quantitative studies in economics for planning purposes. C.R. Rao was the

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Prof CR Rao, the eminent Statistician had his 100th b-day  recently.

Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation has put up a nice profile of Prof Rao on its website.

C.R. Rao played an important role, under the direction of the doyen of Indian statistics, P.C. Mahalanobis, in setting up state statistical bureaus in different states of India and developing a network of statistical agencies at the district level for collection of data. Together with the Central Statistical Organization and the National Sample Survey in planning of which, C.R. Rao played a significant role, India has one of the best national statistical systems. He founded the Indian Econometric Society, which has been active in promoting quantitative studies in economics for planning purposes. C.R. Rao was the founder of Indian Econometric Society and Indian Society for Medical Statistics which hold conferences every year to discuss problems of current interest. 

He was awarded 31 Honorary Doctoral Degrees from universities in 18 countries..

Amol Agrawal
I am currently pursuing my PhD in economics. I have work-ex of nearly 10 years with most of those years spent figuring economic research in Mumbai’s financial sector.

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