Mr.Manivannan IAS is one of the sincere officers in the Karnataka administration. The Mudhalvan movie reminded me of him.
I guess it was 2003 or so when I have interacted with him. He was then private secy of the CM SM Krishna. The infamous Bannerghatta Road was more worse those days. There used to be a lot of cattle on the road blocking the traffic and there was not any concrete bus stand for the public convenience. I had written to the CM's email id email@example.com. This complaint was directly addressed by Mr.Manivannan. He called me on my mobile and gave his direct number. He also asked me to call him if there were any other issues. He would have conversed 3 or 5 times to keep me posted on the issue. Referring to his Tamil name, I asked him where he was from. He said "Madurai".
After a couple of years, I was interacting with my colleague, also a close friend of our family. She narratted a story where in she met with an accident when she was in the bike. She fell unconscious and bleeding. Mr.Manivannan who passed on that road, stopped his car, took her to a hospital and admitted her. He also had left his business card to the Hospital authorities to give to her when she was awake.
I am very proud that I have interacted with such a great administrator. He is regarded the most sought administrator in Karnataka.
Interested to know more about this personality? Read this Times of India interview.