If I would pick up one attribute, among many, from the period he was serving as Director of NNRMS / RRSSC - ‘Respect for Individual’.
It was 1988. I was recovering from food poisoning (and many from ISRO had suffered the same then, post a common dinner of celebration) and I was moved when he personally visited me then, though I was just over one year old in ISRO. The picture posted here was taken during that occasion. The person who is seated next to Mr Krishnsnunni is Mr Hanumantappa, who was ISRO driver then, and was taking care of office travel requirements of KU.
Subsequently, KU used to pick me from my residence whenever he was going to my office in the morning (My office was in Banashankari, Bangalore and his usual place of work was in the then Residency Road - now, Field Marshal Cariappa Road) - he would have informed me the earlier day that he would pick me up in the next morning. KU’s respect for individual was constantly displayed by him throughout my association with him. The above is one such occasion.