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02nd June 2011

Exonian donates memoirs to College library

Exeter College gives its thanks to Mr M K Mukharji (PPE, 1946), who has kindly donated a copy of his memoirs, Ruminations of a Bureaucrat of Yesteryear, to the College library.

Mr Mukharji spent what he describes as the ‘best three years’ of his life at Exeter, during which time he captained the Exeter College tennis club, served as the President of the Majlis Club, and lived directly above another prominent Exeter alumnus, Sir Roger Bannister. His memories of that time are so fresh that he still recalls the exact number of steps to his bedroom.

After leaving Exeter, Mr Mukharji served as a Civil Servant in India, rising to the rank of Secretary to the Government of India. He witnessed extraordinary changes to his country, as well as the obstacles to progress, from a unique standpoint.

Ruminations of a Bureaucrat of Yesteryear was presented to the College by Mr Mukharji’s grandson, Aroop Mukharji, who attended Exeter as a Williams student between 2007 and 2008 and is now a post-graduate Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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