I present to you, Sir, Dr D.G. Vyas, who has been elected a Fellow of the Sangeet Natak Akademi. Dr Vyas was born in 1894. Though by vocation an opthalmic surgeon, he has taken throughout these many years keen interest in music, drama and dance, as a student and later as a scholar and a critic. His contribution in the field of these arts has been comprehensive. Because of the eminence he gained through his writings, Dr Vyas has been and is still connected with many institutions inluding more than one University devoted to music.