Prof Haris was the Director at the School of Architecture and Planning (SAP) which I had joined in 1998 for my Masters (M.Arch).
Prof Haris was a strong support for me in my first few weeks, as I was facing a crisis in the admission process. Madurai Kamaraj university (MKU) where I did my under graduation (B.Arch) was recklessly delaying to issue the provisional certificate required for admission and I faced the threat of losing my Masters seat at SAP. Prof Haris took personal responsibility to ensure that I did not lose my seat and also wrote to the controller of Exams at MKU in this regard.
Also during my Masters thesis program at SAP, Prof Haris was vocally supportive of my work . During my final viva with Ar.CN Rao, Prof Haris was all praise for my hard work, something he rarely does during a viva! I always cherished his special fondness towards me on few rare occasions I met him later in life.
Prof Haris had a charisma and an impeccable style that could charm anyone. He was well respected and admired by the fraternity as well as by the students. May he Rest in peace.