Dr. S. Bhagavantam with some of the administrators and faculty of IIT Madras, 1969
Campus Facilities , Academic Facilities , Visiting VIPs
Dr. S. Bhagavantam was the chief guest to the sixth convocation at IIT Madras. He was a well-known visionary scientist, administrator and architect of defense research. Prior to the proceedings of the sixth convocation, he visited the laboratories and workshop facilities in the Institute.
From left: Prof. A. Ramachandran (Director), Prof. S. Sampath (Deputy Director), a gentleman (yet to be identified), Dr. S. Bhagavantam (chief guest and Scientific Adviser to the Minister of Defence) and Prof. R. G. Narayanamurthi (Head of Mechanical Engineering Department).
An identical photograph can be found in the Central Photographic Section Collection in Album 0053 under the ID: 001/0053/IMG_1646_1
Visit of Dr. S. Bhagavantam, 1969
Visit of Dr. S. Bhagavantam
C. Gourishankar (1926-2002). 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.