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Students of IIT Madras staging a Tamil play at the Third Inter-IIT Sports Meet, 1964

Cultural Events , Dramatics , Sports

The Third Inter-IIT Sports Meet was held at IIT Madras for the first time in 1964. This photograph was taken during the cultural programme which was most likely held at the Open Air Theatre. Other programmes which were a part of the cultural programme were plays in Hindi and English and also group songs by students of the various IITs.

Seen in the photograph is Mr. K. V. Rangaswami (Civil Engineering Department, second batch, middle). The other persons in the photograph are yet to be identified.

An identical photograph can be found in the Gourishankar Collection in Album 0317 under the ID: 001/0317/IMG_0536

Collection:
Central Photographic Section Collection
Album Name:
Third Inter IIT Sports Meet
Photograph ID:
001/0001/IMG_0099_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:
Open Air Theatre (OAT)

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