The General K. S. Thimayya Memorial Lecture series is an Old-Boys-of-Cottons endeavour, to commemorate the memory of General Kodandera Subayya Thimayya, Padma Bhushan, DSO, Chief of Army Staff from May 07, 1957 to May 07, 1961, and Old Cottonian (1918-1922).
The Lecture series is instituted by a few Old Boys to pay tribute to an exemplary Cottonian, Indian and human being, by inviting a distinguished Old Cottonian to render a keynote address on a subject of public relevance to Old & present Cottonians, Principals, Masters & Teachers, officers from the Armed Forces, public spirited citizens and other well-wishers of the School. The underlying tribute is to Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore - Alma Mater to innumerable distinguished and loyal Old Boys.
The 11th General K.S. Thimayya Memorial Lecture
Will be held on Saturday, 21 November 2015, at 10 a.m., at the Bishop Cotton Boys’ School Auditorium.
After ten lectures, we are attempting a new format this year by inviting not one, but two speakers. And young(er) ones at that! Our speakers are Rahul Rao (Captain of School 1996, PE) and Rohan Narayana Murty (2001, EL). Both of them are pushing their academic boundaries further and you can read about them:
Rahul RaoRohan Murty
The Gen Thimayya Medal for 2015 will be presented to Manu Chatlani (1967) for his tremendous social service through the "Have a Heart Foundation".
2014: Lt Gen K Surendranath, PVSM, AVSM**, SM, VSM
The General K.S. Thimayya Memorial Trust was established in August of 2009 and is managed by a board of trustees composed of the following old boys of Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore:
Aditya Sondhi (Managing Trustee), C. N. Kumar, Kiran Lakhani, Jairaj Daniel and Rajeev Purnaiya