DAMODARAN, SHRI GOVINDASWAMI NAIDU RANGASWAMI NAIDU, B.Sc. Elec, B.Sc. Mech. (Durham), M.I.E.E. (London), Cong. (Madras—Pollachi—1952): S. of Late P. S. G. Rangaswami Naidu; B. at Coimbatore, February 20, 1915; ed. at Sarvajana High School, Peelamedu, Government Arts College, Coimbatore, and King’s College, Durham (England); m. Shrimati Rukmini, 1943; 2 S.; Principal and Professor, Mechanical Engineering, P.S.G. College of Technology, Peelamedu; Director, P.S.G. & Sons’ Charity Industrial Institute, Peelamedu; President, South India Engineering Manufacturers’ Association; President, District Teachers’ Guild, Coimbatore; President, District Adult Education Association, Coimbatore; President, Federation of College Social Service Leagues, Coimbatore; Chairman, Development Council for Internal Combustion Engines and Power Driven Pumps, Government of India; Member, Indian Standards Institution (Electrical Section); Member, Board of Studies in Engineering of Madras and Annamalai Universities; Member, Board of Studies in Textile Technology, University of Travancore; Member of the Syndicate (Executive Council), Senate and Academic Council of the University of Madras; Member, American Society for Engineering Association; Member, Governing Council of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Member, Textile Association (India); Personally supervising and managing the College of Technology, Arts College, Industrial Institute, Sarvajana High School, Elementary Schools at Vedapatti and Peelamedu, and Night Adult Schools, Peelamedu, run by the P.S.G. & Sons’ Charities, Peelamedu; Took an active part in the formation of the Branch of the India League at Durham, England, and was Secretary of the League for some time; Visited America in 1949 to attend the International Rotary Convention at New York; Extensively toured in America visiting engineering industries, technical and technological institutions of the universities; Editor, ‘Kalakathir’, a Tamil Scientific (Technical) Monthly.
Clubs: Member, Rotary Club, Cosmopolitan Club, Madras, and Lawley Institute, Ootacamund.
Hobby: Photography and Music.
Special interest: Adult Education and Social Service.
Favourite pastime: Reading books on modern Science and contribution of articles of Scientific and Engineering interest.
Recreation: Tennis and Music.
Permanent address: “Anbarangam”, Kamaraja Nadar Road, Red Fields, Coimbatore.