I hasten, somewhat belatedly, to send you my warmest and sincerest congratulations on
three counts; first, on the great distinction of knighthood conferred on you by Her
Majesty, secondly on your being elevated, as I understand, to that rightful position which
you so eminently deserve on your retirement, as Director of the great bank in whose
building up you have played a great part, and thirdly on your taking up the post of
Director in the Industrial Credit & Investment Corporation of India Ltd., of which my
good friend, Sir Ramaswami Mudallar is Chairman. I felt happiness practically in all the
three, for the simple reason that you are given a little freedom to permit you to go out
of the shores of U.K. and I am given the privilege of receiving you one day, and that
soon, in my college campus at Karaikudi.
You might have received an invitation a few days ago from my college for the ceremony of
laying the foundation stone of a big assembly hall by Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar. I understand
that you are likely to be in India almost with in a few days so that I am sending you this
letter both to London and to Bombay.
With kind regards,