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IIMA is known for its architecture and the imprint of Louis Kahn, but few are aware of other artists' contributions. The bronze head of Vikram Sarabhai that stands prominently in the Vikram Sarabhai Library is one such piece.
It was unveiled on Feb 11, 1976, and was carved by a famous Maharashtrian sculptor- Sadashiv Sathe, known otherwise for making Gandhi statues that he started making since 1952, and the Shivaji statue at the Gateway of India in Mumbai.
The statue was donated by Dr. Kamla Chowdhry and the opening ceremony witnessed P. N. Haksar, then Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, delivering the first Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Lecture. A few photographs from that event can be viewed on this link, which also shows the horizon from the LKP stage that could be seen in those days.
A page on that event published in the May 1976 Alumnus magazine is the document of the month.
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