Veerasingham Dhuruvasangary B.Sc, M.Sc., M. Phil (5 September 1950 - 2 December 2006) was a scientist and inventor born in Point Pedro, Sri Lanka. His father named him after the Pole Star, "Dhuruvan Natchathra". He is the youngest from 12 siblings. Being born in a successful family encouraged one of his brothers to V. Anandasangary, become a Tamil politician. In his student years, Dhuruvasangary attended Hartley College, and completed his M.Sc at Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow, USSR in 1977 and his M.Phil at Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka in 1983 (Assessment of Drainage Effects in the Mahaweli Area. M.Phil Thesis. PGIA, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka).