Launch of Madras Inked
Aravind-Chennai, Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai organised a function to launch the book Madras Inked…Impressions of an artist and an architect. Penned by Mr.Manohar Devadoss & Ms. Sujatha Shankar, the book celebrates the rich culture and heritage of the great city, Chennai. The book has drawings of various iconic buildings and landscape in Chennai – all done by Mr. Manohar over six decades . Ms.Deborah Thiagarajan, Founder Dakshina Chitra Heritage Museum was invited as the Chief Guest for the event. The special evening was also used as an opportunity to celebrate “Mahe and Mano – reminiscing a life filled with challenges, resilience and triumph. Around 70 people attended the book launch.
Dr. S. Aravind, Chief Medical Officer, Aravind-Chennai welcomed the guests and briefed on Aravind’s long-term relationship with Mr. Manohar Devadoss. One of the authors, Ms. Sujatha Shankar, an architect by profession and Convenor of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, Chennai Chapter, shared insights about the book.
Ms.Deborah Thiagarajan released the book and copy was received by the special guests – Dr Ashokan, Mr. Trotsky Marudhu and Mr. Muthu palaniappan. Mr.Manohar reflected on his life journey with his wife Mahema and also shared his thoughts about the book.
Mr. Thulasiraj Ravilla, Executive director – Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology and Director – Operations of Aravind Eye Care System delivered the vote of thanks.