Deborah Thiagarajan

Deborah Thiagarajan

Founder Director, DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum

Chennai, India

Founder Director: DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum – an NGO effort to preserve, promote and showcase everyday arts, architecture and folk performing arts of South India from the 19th century to the present day. Over 180,000 visitors in 2014-15 although we are 26 kilometers outside Madras city. Opened to the public in December 1996.

Convener and founder of the Tamil Nadu State Chapter for the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)- 1984-1998

Achievement Awards :

Pride of Chennai – 2016- Rotary Club
India Today – Women achiever award 2015
Champion of Chennai- 2014
Ritz magazine Award 2014
Indo-American Association , Chennai-2013
Life time achievement-2012- Rotary Club
Vocational achievement award- Rotary Club
Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan award