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“The Second Trinity of IIT Madras”

Sports , Sports Facilities , Student Activities

This photograph was taken at the Third Inter-IIT Sports Meet in 1964. It was the first time that the meet was being held at IIT Madras. Prof. Ajit Kolar (Mechanical Engineering Department) calls the three dignitaries shown above, “The Second Trinity of IIT Madras”. “The First Trinity” comprises President Heuss, Chancellor Adenauer and President Nehru according to Prof. Kolar.

Sitting from left, Mr. R. Natarajan (Registrar) Dr. A. L. Mudaliar (Chairman, Board of Governors) and Prof. B. Sengupto (Director). 

An identical photograph can be found in the Gourishankar Collection in Album 0317 under the ID: 001/0317/IMG_0686

Collection:
Central Photographic Section Collection
Album Name:
Third Inter IIT Sports Meet
Photograph ID:
001/0001/IMG_0114_1
Album ID:
0001
Date:
28-31 December 1964
Event:
Third Inter IIT Sports Meet
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.
Place:
Stadium

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