Coimbatore Narayana Rao Raghavendran
ParentC. R. Narayana Rao
AwardsPadma Shri

Coimbatore Narayana Rao Raghavendran is an Indian architect from Chennai, Tamil Nadu and the partner of C. R. Narayana Rao Architects and Engineers, a Chennai-based engineering concern.[1][2] He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur[citation needed] and did higher studies at Cornell University in the United States.[citation needed] Working in Boston for brief period, Raghavendran returned to India to join his family business established by his father, C. R. Narayana Rao, in 1945.[3][4] He was honored by the Government of India, in 2011, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[5][3]


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