The late Prof. C. V. Seshadri (CVS) was a distinguished Chemical Engineer. He did his Ph.D. with Professor Herbert L. Toor of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, followed by a Research Associateship at MIT. He joined IIT Kanpur as an Assistant Professor in 1965, and later became a Professor and Head of the Chemical Engineering Department. Finally he be- came the Dean of Students Affairs, IITK. While here, he wrote the famous best selling textbook: C. V. Seshadri and S. V. Patankar, Elements of Fluid Mechanics, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1971. CVS left IITK in 1974 to join Kasturi Paper Food and Chemicals Ltd., Bangalore, where he set up India’s first fodder-yeast plant. In 1976, he joined the Shri A. M. M. Murugappa Chettiar Research Cen- ter in Chennai as its founder Director, an institute emphasiz- ing appropriate technology, the forte of CVS. It was here that CVS really blossomed and helped develop several ap- propriate technologies, including Spirulina Algae. For his ef- forts in this direction, CVS received the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj award for S & T for rural development (1981). As Rajni Bakshi sums up1 “CVS’s youthful zest and enormous energy made it easy to forget the linear dimension of this mortal frame. Yet this is all the sea snatched away. The man’s be- quest remains, awaiting the nurturing care of fellow travellers in this and other times.” CVS received enormous support and encouragement for his efforts from Mr. M. V. Murugappan, with whose vision the Research Center was set up.