Dr.Chettiar's Correspondence

letter to K.M. Munshi

Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar 

'Krishna Vilas"
Vepery, Madras 7.

        February 16, 53.

Dear Sir,

I have the privilege of sending you my invitation for the inauguration of the building scheme of our Engineering College by President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, on the 19th February. I have often been dreaming of inviting you to Karaikudi and bless my "academic adventures" as Rajaji put it. I shall now content myself by receiving your kind message and good wishes for the function.

I might be permitted to mention that in this large campus where three educational institutions - Alagappa College (Arts & Science), Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering & Technology, and Dr. Alagappa Chettiar Training College - and the Central Electrochemical Research Institute are functioning I had the good sense and, perhaps, the good fortune of opening up an avenue a few years ago called 'Munshi Avenue' to commemorate the Mahotsavam festival, the practical idea of the brilliant mind of yours. I am happy to state that the Munshi Avenue is now coming up so beautifully with foliage on either side and prospects of foliage coming around it as well. I do earnestly look forward to the day when it will be convenient for you to come round atleast for a day. I hope by then we will be able to convert certain patches of Munshi Avenue into a hermitage. 1 am looking forward to the pleasure of meeting you one day when I come north and tender my sincerest felicitations and receive your blessings. I may be pardoned for mentioning that I am now assiduously and most profitably pursuing my studies by reading Bharath Vidya Bhavan's book series - a versatile treasure being added to our already glorious heritage.

My best regards to Mrs. Munshi. Yours sincerely

Sd.. RM.Alagappa Chettiar

His Excellency Sri K.M. Munshi
Governor of Uttar Pradesh,