Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati

Dr. V. Ganapati SthapatiSthapati was born in 1927 to sculptor Sri Vaidyanatha Sthapati and Smt. Velammal in Pillayarpatti, a village near KaraikudiTamil NaduIndia. He was born into a Vishwabrahmin family ( a Hindu caste of priests,acharyas i.e. teachers of spirituality and Hindu religion, artisans and architects ). Sthapati attended Dr. Alagappa Chettiar College, Karaikudi, and graduated with a degree in mathematics. After his graduation, he became a Sthapati(Hindu traditional architect) at Palani Murugan TemplePalani, TN, India. He resigned this post after the death of his father, who had served as principal of The School of Architecture and Sculpture at Mamallapuram from 1957 to 1960. He succeeded his father as the Principal of the Government College of Architecture and Sculpture, TN, India.

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Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati
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