||Rao Bahaddoor Dr. B. Surendranath Baliga|
Dr B S Baliga, late Curator, Madras Record Office (now Tamilnadu Archives), deserves to be remembered as the Architect of Madras Archives. During his tenure for nearly 25 years, he made the Madras Record Office an efficient instrument of service not only to the Government but also to all the research scholars from different parts of India and the world. He was the first trained archivist in India and did yeoman service to Tamilnadu in preserving records and public documents for public use by posterity. He was respected throughout India by all the academicians and scholars.