In spite of the fact that G.D.Naidu had attended only primary school and he was not having any technical or other qualification, he had innovative ideas in scientific applications.
G.D. Naidu had invented many electrical and other equipments and he was called “Edison of India”.
- agricultural (Hybrid cultivation) and
- automobile engineering
- Rasant’ razor with a small motor operated by dry cells,
- Super-thin shaving blades,
- Distance adjuster for film cameras,
- Fruit juice extractor,
- Tamper-proof vote-recording machine and
- Kerosene-run fan
- New varieties in Cotton, Maize and Papaya.
In his village near Coimbatore, a British man had been driving a motor cycle and making repairs to the vehilcle G.D.Naidu was keenly observing.
When other people of his village only watched in surprise the motor cycle and the driving of the vehicle by the foreigner, G.D.Naidu wished to drive the motor cycle himself and wanted to learn the mechanism of the vehicle.
So G.D.Naidu planed to buy the motor cycle from the foreigner and he went to a hotel in Coimbatore as a server and earned some money and saved about Rs 500/-.
G.D.Naidu met the British man with the motor cycle and gave Rs 400/- from his savings and offered to buy the motor cycle from him..
Surprised by the enthusiasm and intension of G.D.Naidu to buy the vehicle, the British man sold the motor cycle to G.D.Naidu.
As G.D.Naidu had been watching the British man doing some repairs to the motor cycle he dismantled and re-assembled the motor cycle and he learned the mechanisms of the motor cycle and became a motor cycle mechanic without going to any training school.
In the year 1920, when public/private buses and other vehicles were not available people of his village and the nearby towns used to travel by bullock-carts or on foot.
G.D.Naidu purchased one mini-coach and started a transport company -Universal Motor Services”/U.M.S. and his mini-coaches were used by people for travelling between Palani and Pollachi,
G.D.Naidu is known for his innovative ideas and application of science in day to day life.
G.D.Naidu set up a rotating iron -grill-gate at the entrance of his house in such a way that whenever somebody opens the gate by turning round the grill bars of the rotating gate, a bucket of water would be drawn from the well in the backyard of the house and stored in a cement tank, based on the “principle of conservation of energy”.
In the year 1937, G.D. Naidu along with D.Balasundaram developed India’s first indigenous motor.
Subsequently, G.D.Naidu’s partner Balasundaram founded the company- “Textool” and later on “Lakshmi Machine Works”/ (LMW).
As a photographer G.D.Naidu had captured the images of the following popular Indians:
- Mahatma Gandhi,
- Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru and
- Subash Chandra Bose and
- Sir.C.V.Raman etc.
- Businessman and
“G.D.Naidu was a great educator, an entrepreneur in many fields of engineering and industry,
a warm-hearted man filled with love for his fellows and a desire to help them in their troubles and he is truly a man in a million – perhaps this is an understatement!”