Dr.Chettiar's Correspondence

letter to Shri Sri Prakasa



Alagappa Nagar

          10th August, 54

Dear Sir,

I saw in the papers this morning that you are touring in Travancore-Cochin for about a week and that on the 28th august you will be proceeding from Trichur to Ernakulam. I shall feel grateful if you could manage to spend about an hour enroute, to look round my mills at Pudukad, which is about 7 miles from Trichur on the Trichur-Ernakulam road. As you might know, I have two spinning mills in T.C. State, The Alagappa Textiles (Cochin) Ltd., at Pudukad and The other, the Asok Textiles Ltd., in Alwaye. It will give me great pleasure to welcome you to my Pudukad mills. We have about 50000 spindles and nearly 2500 workers in this mill. We have in it a hospital, the maternity ward which was blessed by Dr. Rajendra Prasad who laid its foundation stone in 1946. Rajaji came to this mill in the course of his tour of Travancore-Cochin. Panditji also visited us. We have in the premises a neat little Sri Krishna Temple.

I shall be happy to receive your kind acceptance of my invitation and look forward to the pleasure of receiving you at the mills.

With kindest regards,

I am,
Yours sincerely,
Sd.. RM. Alagappa Chettiar.

Shri Sri Prakasa,
Governor of Madras,