Late Mr. Nagavara Rama Rao was born in 1913. He completed his B. Sc. in 1931 and his B. T. in 1932. He joined the Mysore Educational Service and served as a teacher in Physics and Mathematics, and went on to become the Deputy Director of Education at the time of retirement in 1968. Throughout his career, he won several awards for his teaching. He encouraged intellectual curiosity in all his students and emphasized the application of theory for solving practical problems around us. Inspite of his meagre income and a large family, he supported the education of several deserving children.