Prof S M Ramasamy, EX VC, Ex GSI
KKU Sab , is far beyond excellence in all spheres from what ever azimuth and horizon you look at him .Though I did not have the fortune of working with him, I know him in close quarters since the day I was associated with ISRO- JEP programme. From then on, he started admiring my work and brought me to the highway of Remote sensing by making me to present the observations made in the above programme in the culmination workshop, then at ACRS held at Hyderabad. Then he wanted me for RRSSC, but since I revealed my desire of switching over to academia, he blessed me.
Since then when I became the founder professor and established a good centre for geological applications, I was in touch and have been inviting him for all the 30 all-India refresher courses on remote sensing for the academicians I organized. He has delivered talks in 15 programmes. He is such a great man that in what ever position he was, will inform that he will neither require transport nor accommodation and would directly come to the venue. Similarly he will exactly reach the venue either in auto or cycle rickshaw. Such a great person he was. His lectures were hall marks ........ I think we will never see a person like him