I was delighted to see.
your letter of the 6th April, 48 giving me the joyous confirmation of your visit to the
South as well as your acceptance of my request to associate yourself with the Electro
Chemical Research Institute.
"difficulty'' regarding water supply at Karaikudi has been overcome. The Madras
Minister for Industries Mr. Sitarama Reddy who is now in Delhi for Labour Conference, will
satisfy Dr. Bhatnagar on this point.
I understand from Lieut
N.K. Jain, Secretary to the Nehru Central Fund, who met you at Bombay recently, that you
are due to visit Ooty in the 1st week of June. It is the desire of Mr. Sitarama Reddy and
myself that this visit of yours must be taken advantage of by us to have the foundation
stone laid at Karaikudi by you. I shall be most grateful if you could squeeze in this
engagement in your programme and satisfy South which is literally in hunger to see you.