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Pandit Nehru by Homai Vyarawalla

27th May, 2009

Remembering Jawaharlal Nehru (14 November 1889 –27 May 1964) with some photographs of Pandit Nehru taken by Homai Vyarawalla 'Dalda 13', India's first woman professional photographer.



Pandit Nehru besides a 'Photography Strictly Prohibited by order' signboard at Delhi's Palam airport.


Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru greets American first lady Jacqueline Kennedy at his residence with the traditional 'tilak' (vermilion mark) on the forehead. In 1969 1962, Jacqueline Kennedy was on a private nine day visit to India and stayed with Nehru-Gandhi family at Teen Murti.

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Credit: Found these amazing photographs of Jawaharlal Nehru in a Catalogue for a Photo Exhibition organized in year1999 by Press Trust of India celebrating  50 years of its existence. So, Thank you PTI!

6 comments:

  1. I'm a huge fan of Vyarawalla's. Her pictures have a joie de vivre and a puckish sense of humour. Nehru, it seems, was her muse - she's taken some amazing photos of him.

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  2. Nehru died in 1964. How can he be alive in 1969?

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  3. Excellent point. That photograph is in fact from 1962. Fixed it. Thanks.

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  4. R.I.P the first lady of Photography in India.

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