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Mr. C. Subramaniam gives away a prize to Mr. Anand Singh Bawa, 1961

Institute Events , Students , Visiting VIPs

This photograph was taken during the prize distribution ceremony during the Second Institute Day. Mr. Subramanian (Minister of Education for Madras State) was the chief guest at the event. 

Anand Singh Bawa was one of the people who established the popular magazine Campastimes. He was also the first editor of the same. Prior to setting up the magazine, Bawa had also edited the Annual Number. In the ‘iitian cariCATures’ section of the 15 September 1962 edition of Campastimes, M. V. R writes about Anand Singh Bawa. The droll descriptions of Bawa provide some details of the Campastimes editor. Bawa served as the Hostel Secretary for Cauvery Hostel, and is represented as someone who maintains “coolness on all occasions”. He is also described as having a “ponderous” personality. Bawa was a part of the Riding Club and also the Boat Club. It appears Bawa’s scooter was a popular mode of transport for many of those staying in Cauvery Hostel.

Gourishankar Collection
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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
Premises of Cauvery Hostel