Prof. A. Ramachandran introduces the Board and Senate members to Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai, 1968
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It was a tradition for the chief guest to be introduced to the Board and Senate members at the convocation. Dr. Sarabhai (extreme right) was the chief guest at the fifth convocation at IIT Madras. He was the Head of the Atomic Energy Commission. Prof. Ramachandran (Director, second from right) was the second Director of IIT Madras.
An identical photograph can be found in the Gourishankar Collection in Album 0306 under the ID: 001/0306/IMG_0346
Central Photographic Section Collection
Fifth Convocation, 1968
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.
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