Tiruvalluvar. Author of the Tirukkural, the classic text of Tamil philosophy and ethics. Unveiled by: His Excellency Dr. L. M. Singhvi, High Commissioner for India in U.K. 13th May 1996.
In the Presence of: Sir Robert Wade-Gery: Chairman, Governing Body. Mr Michael McWilliam: Director. School of Oriental and African Studies.
Presented by: The government of Tamilnadu
The English text is preceded with a piece of text in a script we don't recognise and certainly can't type.
Site: SOAS (3 memorials)
WC1, Thornhaugh Street, SOAS
School of Oriental and African Studies, part of the University of London. The building on the right is by Lasdun. The young trees at the left, planted in memory of two murdered students are for, left to right: Krishnamoorthy, Senitt.
A Thiruvalluvar Day is celebrated here each year, in 2018 on 19 January.