Eminent scientist Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is one of twelve Indian National Research Professors at National Chemical Laboratory(NCL) and the President of Global Research Alliance. Dr. Mashelkar served as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - a network of thirty-eight laboratories with about 20,000 employees - for over eleven years. Prior to this,he was the Director of the NCL for six years. A chemical engineer from UDCT (Now Institute of Chemical Technology),Mumbai,he was also the President of Indian National Science Academy and the President of Institution of Chemical Engineers,UK. Throughout his stellar career,Dr. Mashelkar has made indelible contributions to India,inspiring millions in the process.