Untouched Photos in India
The breathtakingly beautiful Gayatri Devi, 1940s. — at Source is Internet.
Actress Madhubala, immortalised beauty in millions of minds.
Photograph depicting the marriage of HH Yuvaraja Sir Sri Kantirava Narasinharaja Wadiyar to HH Yuvrani Kempu Cheluvammanniyavaru Urs in Mysore in 1910.
A rare photo of Nathuram Godse, who shot and killed Gandhi.
Godse’s final court appearance where he was sentenced to death. The trial ran for eight months before Justice Atma Charan passed his final order on 10 February 1949. Eight men were convicted for the murder conspiracy, and others convicted for violation of the Explosive Substances Act. Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte were sentenced to death by hanging and the remaining six (including Godse’s brother, Gopal) were sentenced to life imprisonment although Dattatraya Parchure, who had been found guilty in the original trial was later acquitted on appeal.
Aerial view of Maidan, Calcutta 1870.
Amitabh Bachchan and family, 1970
Rabindranath Tagore with Albert Einstein
Jawaharlal Nehru meeting Albert Einstein at Princeton, USA, 1949
Tagore with Radhakrishnan
India’s missile man, APJ Abdul Kalam from his college days
Professor Satish Dhawan, APJ Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi clicked together at a function to honour the space scientists in Delhi during the year 1980.
India’s only Oscar winning musician had it in him what it takes to be different from the rest, a young A. R. Rahman with Yesudas.
When Mumbai was Bombay, 1950
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Nehru watching the snake charmer.
One of last photos of Mahatma Gandhi.
M S Dhoni as a boy when no one knew him that here’s someone who could get all the glories of cricketing world to India. A rare breed – an astute cricketer, a successful businessman and a charismatic leader all blended into one.
Netaji Subhash Bose with elder brother Sudhir Chandra Bose and his wife, 1939
Phoolan Devi the Bandit Queen of India in the early 1980s.
Pranab Mukherjee in late 1970s
President Rajendra Prasad.
Nehru with Prof. R. Narasimhan, the architect of the first Digital Computer In India at the Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research Automatic Calculator (TIFRAC).
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa with a young Vivekananda.
Randhir Kapoor, Raj Kapoor and Rekha, 1970
Satyagrahis demonstrating against the British rule
Secundrabagh in Lucknow after the slaughter of 2,000 rebels, with the skeletons lying strewn all around, 1858.
The first freedom struggle of India in 1857 famously known as the Sepoy Mutiny or the Rising of 1857. Two rebels executed by the Britishers. As the British re-conquered rebel areas, they took a terrible revenge on the Indian population. Stories of atrocities were exaggerated by British soldiers and the press, that resulted in a harsh retribution. Trials of prisoners were swift, arbitrary and brief, and usually resulted in a death sentence. Those convicted of mutiny were either hanged, or latched to the muzzles of cannon and blown away.
The first Indian cricket team tour to England – 1886.
The late actress Zohra Sehgal at her young acting career.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose arriving at the 1939 meeting of All India Congress Committee.
A man climbs up an electric pole to see the last rites of Gandhi’s funeral, 1948.
A spectacle cum watch repair shop in Lahore, then still a part of India, 1946
A young Indira Nehru (Later Prime Minister of India for two times) and Mahatma Gandhi, during one of his fasts in 1924.
An Air India airhostess aiding a passenger on a Delhi-Bombay flight in 1946.
Buildings on the south-east side of Lal Dighi, Calcutta, lit at night for the 1912 British royal visit by King George V and Queen Mary
Charlie Chaplin with Mahatma Gandhi in Canning Town, London, 1931
First modern Olympic runners held in Athens, Greece – 1896.
Gandhi leaving Jinnah’s house in Bombay (Mumbai), 1939
Gayatri Devi with Queen Elizabeth, 1961
Indian ambulances lined up in Chennai in the 1940s
Indian Independence Day Celebrations At Red Fort, 1947
Jinnah’s last press conference in India before leaving for Pakistan, 1947. Wish this had never happened.
The Captain and the Colonel (Kapil Dev and Vengsarkar) with Indira Gandhi after winning the Prudential World Cup 19
Kapil Dev and the World Cup winning team with the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, 1983
Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi.
Kazipet Railway Station, Hyderabad, 1904
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan(Frontier Gandhi) and Mahatma Gandhi in Peshawar, 1920.
Last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten salutes the Indian flag
Launch of Maruti 800 in Bombay, 1980s.
When Gandhi was not a Mahatma yet
Mahatma Gandhi during his time in South Africa, 1900
Mount Road in Madras, 1905
Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the press in Delhi in 1947, shortly before Independence.
Raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905) was appointed court photographer to the royal family of Hyderabad. In this picture taken in 1899, the Hyderabad Nizam Mahbub Ali Khan and his party pose with tiger skins.
Security Printing India (S.P.I.) Nasik Road soon after completion in 1928.
Talks of merger between Sardar Patel and the Maharaja of Kapurthala Shri Jagatjit Singh ji shortly after independence
Ravan Dahan’ on the occasion of Dusshera at Balochistan in 1930 when India was one.
A photo of 1940s, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose inspecting the troops of Indian National Army at Singapore.
Iconic Bombay Central, 1940s.
Cornelia Sorabji, the first female advocate from India and the first woman to study law at Oxford, making a radio broadcast in London, circa 1931.
First-ever Republic Day parade held in India, 26 January 1950.
Gandhi and Nehru visit refugees, victims of communal frenzy in Punjab, July 1947.
Gandhi’s trial at the Red Fort, (Left to Right) Nathuram Vinayak Godse, Narayan Dattatraya Apte and Vishnu Ramkrishna Karkare.
Goa is officially surrendered to India from the Portuguese after 400 years and the Indian Army takes charge.
Gandhi in Mountbatten’s study room in the Rashtrapathi Bhawan days before declaration of Indian Independence in 1947
National flag flying from the minaretted battlements of the Red Fort at Delhi on August 16,1947, after being hoisted by the country’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru
Che Guevara with Nehru in India
Marxist revolutionary Che Guevera in India, 1959.
Sons of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar – Mirza Jawan Bakht (Left) and Mirza Shah Abbas (Right), 1850-60.
TATA’s launching of it’s first Mercedes Benz diesel truck, 1954.
Jawahar Lal Nehru with his bride Kamala on their wedding day, Feb 8, 1916