Mr. M. Bhaktavatsalam (Chief Minister of Madras State and chief guest of the event) presents a prize to a student on the occasion of the Sixth Institute Day in 1965
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The student in this photograph is yet to be identified. In the IIT Madras Annual Report of 1964-1965, it is mentioned that the chief guest Mr. M. Bhaktavatsalam distributed prizes to the students for academic distinction (1963-1964) as well as for various competitions organised by the Institute Gymkhana in the fields of sports, literary and other extra-curricular activities. The chief guests who were invited for Institute Days were important political figures including Governors and Chief Ministers of the state.
An identical photograph can be found in the Central Photographic Section Collection in Album 0025 under the ID: 001/0025/IMG_0773_1
Sixth Institute Day, 1965
Open Air Theatre (OAT)
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.
Sixth Institute Day