Manipal University presented Chancellor Dr. Ramdas M. Pai a book titled ‘The Architect of Modern Manipal’ as his birthday gift here on Tuesday.

The book which is replete with anecdotes, experiences and history, also deals with the early life of Dr. Pai and his entrepreneurial ventures. A similar book in Kannada titled “Spoorthajeevana” was also released, according to a press release issued here.

The former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, M.N. Venkatachalaiah, released the book. Almost 50 people, including Dr. Pai, have contributed to the book. Journalist M.V. Kamath shared a few anecdotes to depict the personality of Dr. Pai.