Campus Facilities , Academic Facilities , Visiting VIPs
Dr. Suri Bhagavantam, the well-known visionary scientist, administrator and architect of defense research was the chief guest at IIT Madras’s sixth convocation. Prior to the convocation, he examined the laboratory equipment and workshop facilities across the Institute. This photograph was taken at the Central Workshop. This can be ascertained by the fact that Mr. Hasenbein and Mr. Mani are in the photograph. The workshop instrument visible in the image is also evidence that the photograph was taken at the Central Workshop.
Seen from left, Mr. Willi Hasenbein (Expert in machine tools), Prof. S. Sampath (Deputy Director), Mr. S. S. Mani (Workshop Superintendent), Dr. S. Bhagavantam (chief guest and Scientific Adviser to the Minister of Defence) and Prof. A. Ramachandran (Director).
An identical photograph can be found in the Central Photographic Section Collection in Album 0053 under the ID: 001/0053/IMG_1641_1