Prof. Swaminathan is a rare individual with a rare passion. He is a kind of modern day Robin Hood except that he does not steal. He just takes ideas and shares with people who need them. He is a store house of information he has collected from all over. He has no qualms about sharing them with anyone. A rare individual interested in heritage in a scientific manner without giving in to emotions and muddling things. I have learnt a lot from him. Most important quality of his is humility and getting other people interested in heritage and sharing ideas. He gave me so much information on Gandhi. So I thought it fit to gift him with a khadi yarn garland that I spun myself.