Dr.Chettiar's Correspondence

letter to Sir William Robert Cockburn
Dr.RM. Alagappa Chettiar

''Krishna Vilas' .
Vepery, Madras 7.

          15 February, 55.

Dear Mr. Cockburn,

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,

Yours   sincerely,
Sd..RM. Alagappa Chettiar

Sir William Robert Cockburn,
Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China,
38 Bishop Gate, London.