Memories of a Bangalore quartet

Print edition : June 09, 2017

H. Narasimhaiah when he met Gandhi in Bangalore in 1936, a meeting that was to transform the young boy into a lifelong follower of Gandhi's ideals. Vallabbhai Patel is at extreme left. Gandhi was in Bangalore to address Congress workers. Photo: National Education Society, Karnataka

The Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru on March 4 during the Open Day celebrations when members of the public are free to visit the campus. Photo: K. MURALI KUMAR

Satish Dhawan. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Satish Dhawan (centre) with S. Ramaseshan (right) and Kausalya Ramaseshan at a function at the Raman Research Institute on October 31, 1984. Photo: Raman Research Institute Library

S.Ramaseshan. Photo: The Hindu Archives

G.N. Ramachandran. Photo: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

G.N.Ramachandran and Rajalakshmi (Rajam) Ramachandran after the presentation of a Festschrift published by the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1991. Photo: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

H. Narasimhaiah. Photo: National Education Society, Karnataka

At a function marking the Golden Jubilee of the Raman ResearchInstitute in Bengaluru, (from left) M.G.K. Menon, Satish Dhawan, A. Jayaraman and S. Ramaseshan. Photo: Raman Research Institute Library

Satish Dhawan, Sivaraj Ramaseshan, G.N. Ramachandran, and H. Narasimhaiah dominated the scientific landscape of Bengaluru between 1970 and 1990 as contemporaries with uniquely distinct interests and styles. Their dedication to the cause of science continues to inspire people long after their passing.
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