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The Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan salutes the march-past parade from the saluting base, 1964

Sports , Sports Facilities , Student Activities

This photograph was taken at the Third Inter-IIT Sports Meet which was held at IIT Madras. Mansoor Ali Khan was the captain of the Indian test cricket team from 1962 to 1975. He was also known as Tiger Pataudi owing to his outstanding fielding skills. He was the chief guest at the Third Inter-IIT Sports Meet.

B. S. Sudhir Chandra’s article in the first issue of ‘Pradeep’ provides some details of the event. According to Chandra, after Khan declared the meet open, the five contingents marched past the chief guest.

An identical photograph can be found in the Gourishankar Collection in Album 0317 under the ID: 001/0317/IMG_0681

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Collection:
Central Photographic Section Collection
Album Name:
Third Inter IIT Sports Meet
Photograph ID:
001/0001/IMG_0081_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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