Rao Bahadur K. Ananda Rao
Mr. K. Ananda Rao, the second son of Dewan Bahadur C. Krishnaswami Rao, was born at Madras on 21.09.1893. After a brilliant academic course in the Hindu High School, Triplicane and the Presidency College he passed the B.A. (Hons.) Degree Examination in the First Class, in 1914. He then went to England for higher studies in Mathematics and had an equally distinguished career in the King’s College, Cambridge. In 1916 he passed the Mathematical Tripos and won the Smith’s prize in 1918. On his return to India, he was appointed Professor of Pure Mathematics in the Presidency College.
As Professor, he is very popular among his students and has won their confidence. Much of the research work in Mathematics under the auspices fo the Madras University is being done under his guidance.
He acted as Principal of the Presidency College recently. In recognition of his services to the cause of Higher Education he was given the title of Rao Bahadur in the recent Honours list. He has also been awarded a Coronation Medal.
Professor Ananda Rao has been a life member of the Fund for several years.