N Patabhiraman - memorial
He travelled that. From early days, ,\:e. to New. !ork In a car~o would exchange small gifts boat, saIling from Cochin what we could afford with (now Kochi). Even at our small pocket money -that time he was keen (starting
with four annas- that I should follow 25 paise). Often it was an suit. Many were the exchange of the same letters he wrote to me thing, something that we pressing this advice. needed, like a screw pencil or a father when World War II brought But my circumstances dictated pencil clip. Last year (2002) ~ 'evacuation' to Madras. otherwise missed out.
I returned to Chennai in 1946. Pat tab hi got a doctorate in New Pat tab hi was a first cousin to me, Both Pattabhi and I were in the York. There followed a period when born on 24 October 1932, ten days same school, though he had gone he did many things- working for after me. Our childhood years were one standard ahead, having skipped an Indian newspaper, writing i spent in different places, as I kept First Form.
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