Tiruvalluvar Statue in London

Statue of Great Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar, author of Tirukkural, was opened on 13th May, 1996. The statue is at the SOAS, University of London campus.

Myself and my professor Dr Stuart Blackburn prepared the brochure and invitation and made other arrangements for the opening ceremony. Dr LM Singhvi, High Commissioner of India is standing (wears grey colour suit) on the left. Myself, S SWAMINATHAN, standing on the far right . My professor Dr Stuart Blackburn, an American, but very fluent in Tamil, is at the centre wearing light colour blazer.This was a red letter day for the Tamils living abroad, particularly in the UK.




One more photo from Wikipedia taken by David Hawgood


About Tamil and Vedas

Born in Kivalur,Tamilnadu. Educated in Madurai: MA (Lit),MA (History) Worked as a senior sub editor,Dinamani an as BBC Broadcaster in London. Retired from SOAS (was working as a Tutor at University of London) Interested in Tamil studies and Vedic studies Doing research in Indus valley Civilization,Coins and Vahanas
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  1. Pingback: Sculpture of a meditating philosopher at SOAS, London | urban75 blog

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