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Distinguished guests at the table during high tea, 1961

Institute Events

This photograph was taken during the Second Institute Day of IIT Madras. 

The person in the centre is Father Murphy. He was an English professor at Loyola College. He was one of the persons responsible for founding the Vanavani Primary School at IIT Madras in 1963. The gentlemen on either side of Father Murphy are yet to be identified.

Collection:
Gourishankar Collection
Album Name:
Second Institute Day, 1961
Photograph ID:
001/0293/IMG_0137
Album ID:
0293
Date:
4 April 1961
Photographer:
C. Gourishankar (1936-2002). A geologist by qualification, Gourishankar started his career as a photographer after working for many years with the Geological Survey of India. In everything that he did, Gourishankar strove to achieve flawlessness and impeccable quality. Thus his photography too was characterised by this drive for perfection. Every photograph that Gourishankar took was meticulously planned and shot and printed with diligence and patience. Gourishankar carried out most of the official photography at IIT Madras in the 1960s.
Event:
Second Institute Day
Venue:
Premises of Cauvery Hostel

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