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Margaret Thatcher - Memories

“I would just like to say one word about Professor Bhattacharyya, because he really has been a true pioneer.”

Margaret Thatcher- Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Margaret Thatcher - Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

On Professor Bhattacharyya:
I would just like to say one word about Professor Bhattacharyya, because he really has been a true pioneer.

His name is now known the world over. When I was in Malaysia they asked me about him and when I was in Singapore and Hong Kong, and it has been this pioneering, his persistence, knowing you have a good idea and you won't be put off by anyone but you just go on until you have got it fully and truly complete, and I think it has been a combination of the university, Rolls Royce and Rover, and there are the others too, coming on and also the pioneering spirit of Professor Bhattacharyya that has got this Advanced Technology Centre up and running.