only a scientist who has spent the preceding five years within India will have his/hernomination considered.For such an important award, the IIT administration considered me as the fit candidateand nominated me, from the institute. Nobody can individually apply for the awardwithout being nominated by an institution. In 1995, when Prof. NVC Swamy thedirector was abroad, a committee consisting of IIT Professors under the chairmanshipthe dean of the Academic research C.S.Krishnamurthy recommended me on behalf of the IIT for the Bhatnagar prize. NVC. Swamy who came to know of this on his returnto Chennai then left for Delhi to stall my nomination. This information was widelyspoken about within IIT. For the convocation ceremony in IIT same year Dr.R.A.Mashelkar – The director General of CSIR – the scientific body which gives theBhatnagar awards was invited. Since the first 40 years of the inception of IIT madras,no body from the institute had won this Bhatnagar Prize. If I had won this award in1996, I would have been the first faculty member from IIT to have won this award.This award which was instituted to encourage scientist working in India, was given toDr. V.S.Sunder in violation of the basic eligibility criteria on 26 September 1996. I wasworking in India, Dr. Sunder was working in Japan.The American Mathematical Society annually publishes indexed details of all thepapers published in mathematical journals throughout the world three months after theaward, in December, the AMS annual author index was published. In the year of theaward (1996) alone, 32 of my research papers that were published in variousmathematical journals around the world were reviewed (citied in the AM Reviews –making me the first in the world. The awardee Dr. S.Sunder had individually authoredone paper and had co-authored another paper. The Nakkheeran magazine had (boldly)written a news-item on this: “Scientific World in a Shock” (
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magazine interviewed him and said that he knew how to playthe violin. Magazines like
Dalit Murasu, Dinamani, Sinthanaiyalan, Aval Vikatan,Sangoli, Mugam, Police Seithi, Unarvu, Tamil Arasi, Indian Express, The Week
– alsowrote several articles on this topic.The followers of Periyar and Ambedkar launched agitations to save me. PazhaNedumaran, Dr. Veeramani, Era Anbarasu, ex.MP, Kolathur Mani, Naa. Arunachalam,Anoor Jagadeesan, Viduthalai Rajendran, Prof. Saraswathi, Dr. Ramadoss, Nallakannu,Vaiko, Thirumavalavan, Suba. Veerapandiyan, Thiagu, Prof. Kalyani, A. Marx,Sakthidasan, Balaguru, Thanjai Ilansingham, S.Natarajan, Sanghamitra, late comradeBadri, – everybody has struggled to remove the injustice done to me.I have borne this everyday torture and harassment, sorrow and mental agony and haveso far published 640 research papers in various international journals and mathematicalconferences. I have made 15 Ph.D students obtain their degrees (or under guidance) invarious branches of mathematics. I have completed guidance of 46 M.Sc / M.Tech postgraduate dissertations, and without even a small error my mathematical career has beenprogressing.Above all this, 21 of my research books have been published in the USA. I haveensured that all my books can be downloaded free of cost from the internet. Everyday,I receive e-mails of appreciation from Mathematicians around the world. I place beforeyou a few of them.