by Raja Rao
Raja Rao was born in 1909 in Hassan, Mysore, India. After he graduated from Madras University, he moved to the University of Montpellier in France on a scholarship. He moved to the United States in 1966, where he taught at the University of Texas at Austin until 1983, when he retired as Emeritus Professor. Rao died of heart failure in 2006.