Chennai Events

Prof M. Anandakrishnan’s 90th Birthday

Padma Shree Prof M Anandakrishnan is an educator par excellence. The former IIT Kanpur Chairman, former Anna University Vice-Chancellor, former IT Advisor to Tamil Nadu Government is an institutional builder as well. So, it was our proud privilege to have got a chance to organize along with his family from the USA his 90th Birthday Celebrations last week.

What started as a simple idea from Ananthan Chockalingam, turned out to be an unforgettable evening of wisdom on 16.06.2018 at Hyatt Regency Chennai – thanks to the hard work of Ananthan ChockalingamNedunchezhian Dhamotharan and Chellappan Palaniappan, who were joined by the other committee members including Kavitha S, Elangovan, Mani Manivannan, Uma Anandakrishnan and myself.

Download the ebook that was released - Memorable Footprints of an educator

Download the ebook that was released – Memorable Footprints of an educator

Mrs & Mr M Anandakrishnan with our organising committee members and their spouses

Dignitaries, well-wishers, family and friends of Prof M Anandakrishnan

Our token gift to beloved Professor

(From Left) Elangovan, Chellappan and I – A copy of the book that got released on the day titled “Memorable Footprints of an Educator” in my hand

Thiru T. Udhayachandran, Secretary, School Education, Government of Tamil Nadu

Thiru S. Theodore Baskaran, Indian film historian and wildlife conservationist, Bangalore

Professor M Anandakrishnan delivering his speech on the occasion of his 90th Birthday

Our first meeting when Ananthan suggested the idea to host an event to celebrate Professor’s 90th Birthday. Meeting venue: Tamilnadu Foundation INC USA, Chennai, on 29th March 2018.

At Professor’s residence when the respected couple gave their permission and blessings for the event, on 31 March 2018.


Also published on Medium.

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