Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, an eminent scientist, is a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He is the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded R&D institute from Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA with over 60,000 scientists.
He is only the third Indian Engineer to have been elected as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London in the twentieth century. He is also the only scientist so far to have won the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award (1998) and the Star of Asia Award (2005) at the hands of George Bush Sr., the former president of USA.
Twenty-nine universities have honoured him with honorary doctorates, which include Universities of London, Salford, Pretoria, Wisconsin and Delhi.