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Dr. A. L. Mudaliar and Rev. Father L. D. Murphy during the Second Institute Day, 1961

Administrators , Institute Events

Father Murphy was an English professor at Loyola College. He was instrumental in setting up the Vanavani School on the IIT Madras campus in 1963. Dr. A. L. Mudaliar was the first Chairman of IIT Madras who took up his role in 1959 and served as Chairman until 1969.

In the photograph, one can observe a number of cars parked. The car on the left with its rear facing the camera is the Standard Super 10, which used to be manufactured in India under license at Vandalur Standard Motors factory. The car to the right of the Standard Super 10 (front facing camera) is possibly another Standard 10, also called Pennant. Out of the three cars on the right, the white coloured car in the middle could be a Hindustan Motors Landmaster, which is a predecessor to the Ambassador. To the left of the Landmaster is yet another Standard 10. The car on the extreme right is yet to be identified. (Identified by Mr. K. V. Sudhakar).

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4 April 1961
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.
Second Institute Day
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