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At the Third Inter-IIT Sports Meet, 1964

Sports , Sports Facilities , Student Activities

Mansoor Ali Khan, Nawab of Pataudi stayed at the Institute Guest House for a span of three days. Mr. R. Natarajan, in a recent interview with Prof. Ajit Kolar, recalls humorously how he had tried to persuade the Nawab to stay for two more days. The Nawab, it is said, had replied that the food that was prepared by Gopal the butler, was so good, that it would ruin his cricket career if he stayed any longer at the guest house.

From the left, Prof. P. C. Varghese (Gymkhana President), Prof. S. Sampath (Head of Electrical Engineering Department), Mr. R. Natarajan (Registrar) and Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan (chief guest).

Collection:
Central Photographic Section Collection
Album Name:
Third Inter IIT Sports Meet
Photograph ID:
001/0001/IMG_0083_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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