Eminent scientist, Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar has been appointed as a part of the Governing Council of Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Born in Mashel, Goa, he is known for his contributions to India’s National Chemical Laboratory and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, multiple ‘Mashelkar Committees’, and a successful campaign against foreign patents on Indian traditional knowledge. Throughout his career, Dr. Raghunath has written 25 books, 284 research papers, and has been awarded honorary doctorates by 44 universities from India and abroad. He has also actively served the Government of India and has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. His contributions to the nation and to science at large have been honoured by a plethora of awards, the most significant being the Padma Vibhushan, the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Shri, the Business Week Star of Asia Award, and the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology.