Glimpses from the Life and Work of Dr. C.R. Rao: A Living Legend in Statistics

Anil Bera, Priyasmita Ghosh

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Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao (or simply Dr. Rao, as he is universally known to his students and colleagues) who attended the age of 100 on September 10, 2020, is a living legend in Statistics: His work has influenced not only has influenced the field of statistics, but also has had a profound impact on numerous other areas, such as economics, engineering, agriculture, anthropology, biometry, demography, psychology, geology, and medicine. In this article, along with some of his pioneering work, we trace a few the events of his memorable long life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIndian Statistical Institute Series
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameIndian Statistical Institute Series
ISSN (Print)2523-3114
ISSN (Electronic)2523-3122

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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