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Mr. Gopal Ramachandran performing magic, 1966

Administrators , Faculty , Institute Events

This photograph was taken during the variety programme of the Seventh Institute Day. The magic show was a part of the variety programme staged on the occasion. The other programmes included songs by various groups including the Beat-X, (a band consisting of B. Tech. students), a couple of plays including a Tamil play, and a mushaira
 
Mr. Gopal Ramachandran (extreme right) graduated with a B. Tech. degree in 1967. He was a part of the five year Electrical Engineering course.
 
Facing Mr. Ramachandran, Mr. C. V. Sethunathan (Registrar, middle), and Prof. V. Anantharaman (Humanities Department, left). Gopal Ramachandran appears to have called to the stage senior administrators and faculty members in the audience — Prof. W. Koch, Prof. V. Anantharaman, Mr. C. V. Sethunathan and Prof. R. G. Narayanamurthi. 
 
An identical photograph can be found in the Gourishankar Collection in Album 0206 under the ID: 001/0206/IMG_0146

Collection:
Central Photographic Section Collection
Album Name:
Seventh Institute Day
Photograph ID:
001/0017/IMG_0616_1
Album ID:
0017
Date:
12 March 1966
Place:
Open Air Theatre (OAT)
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:
Seventh Institute Day
Event:
Institute Day

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