Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu

Inventor, Academic

1893 – 1974

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Who was Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu?

G. D. Naidu was an Indian inventor and engineer who is also referred to as the Edison of India. He is credited with the manufacture of the first electric motor in India. His contributions were primarily industrial but also span the fields of electrical, mechanical, agricultural and automobile engineering. He had only primary education but excelled as a versatile genius. Among his hobbies was train travel to nearby cities.

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Born
Mar 23, 1893
Coimbatore
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Lived in
  • Coimbatore
Died
Jan 4, 1974
Coimbatore

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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