Pioneer of Indian Maritime Industry lost Battle against COVID-19

Captain and Author of various maritime publications H. Subramaniam passed away earlier today morining in mumbai due to COVID-19.

Captain H. Subramaniam was born in Sept. 1942; Captain H. Subramaniam was educated in Lawrence School, Lovedale, one of India’s best schools. He passed out of the T.S Dufferin in 1960, winning several prizes, including runner-up for the president:s gold medal. He served at sea until 1968 when he took to teaching at the L.B.S nautical & eng. Collage, Bombay, December 1990. he took over charge as the principal of the same college. In Nov 1991, he was transferred to command T.S. Rajendra, which conducted a three-year B.Sc (marine science) course under Bombay University, for Pre-sea cadets. in July 1992 he did a stint of four months in command of a bulk carrier from India to Japan, Australia and back to prove to himself that he “Practices what he teaches” in august 1993, he was in charge of the transfer of training from T.S. Rajendra to new shore-based nautical academy called T.S. Chanakya. Having established T.S Chanakya, he again took over charge as the principal of L.B.S college. In may 1995, by then renamed ‘L.B.S. College of advanced maritime studies and research.

He has thus been associated with all the four great nautical training institutions in Indian history- he was a cadet of T.S Dufferin, the last captain superintendent of T.S Rajendra and the first Captain superintendent of T.S. Chanakya and principal of L.B.S College.
He retired from gov.t service on 30th September 2002 after 34 years, including 12 years as head of maritime training institutions; he then sailed in command again for six months to satisfy himself that he was also a practicing master, not merely a teaching master!

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