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The label affixed on the album

Inaugurations , Visiting VIPs

Dr. h. c. Heinrich Luebke (President of the Federal Republic of Germany) was visiting IIT Madras to lay the foundation stone for the institute to strengthen the Indo-German bond. The event took place more than three years after the inauguration of IIT Madras. The label measures 10.2 centimetres by 5.8 centimetres, and is off white in colour.

 

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Collection:
Central Photographic Section Collection
Album Name:
Visit of h. c. Heinrich Luebke, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1962
Photograph ID:
001/0003/IMG_0148_1
Album ID:
0003
Date:
3 December 1962
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:
Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony

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