Tuesday, January 21, 2014



 Board Elementary School, Ammoor Erstwhile N.A.Dt), Vellore Dt.
Board High School, Ranipet S.S.LC 1958.
Pachaiyappa’s college, Chennai. P.U.C 158-59
College of Engineering Guindy 1959-64. Roll No.600. Hosteller through out the 5
years(. Mechanical Branch.
R.Murugaiyan Civil), K.Jothilingam(Mining) and B.J.Murugaiya Rao (Electrical)werwe
the room mates in different periods.
1964 June to September Tried a stint as Lecturer in a Polytechnic. M.M.Rahman of ex
Guindy was the principal.
1964-66.Joined Aero Engine Division of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bangalore as
Graduate Trainee.
Traing included class room teaching in some 22 subjects and practical training in the
after noons.
The CEG habits of early mornig shift continued I HAL also. Our timings were 6-30 AM
to 3-00 PM. We were neiter supervisory nor non- supervisory cadres. A very funny
situation. Eating in Officers canteen with less than a workers’ salary.
Qualified for Associate of te Aeronautical Society of India. My Be Certificate from
Guindy was upgraded from II class to I class by some quirk of fate.
Selected for a Govt.O f India Scholarship for Training cum studies in UK. and
interview and selection were by Ministry of Education.
Got married to Guna Mani in 1967 a few days before going to Derby in UK.
1967-69 Rolls Royce training and qualified for a D.M.S in the local technical
college.Specialised in the R & D department of Rolls Royce Ltd.
Returned home and Bangalore and got in to the grind of the HAL.
Joined the Engine Design and development department.
1969 to 2000- rose from the Asst Seronautical Engneer to the Chief Designer Engines.
2 daughters and a son. All the three are married and settled down. A total of 6 grand
children, 2 each.

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