Friday, May 8, 2015

Pandit Marriage Photo, 1916-20s (~)


Guest post by Man Mohan Munshi Ji


A retired major General of Indian Army presented this group photograph to me recently and it took us about a week to identify most of the persons by consulting a number of common relations and studying old photographs in possession of a number of KP families. The picture was taken sometime between 1916-20 on the occasion of the marriage of Lt.Jagan Nath Koul [Nagari]
Standing Back Row (from left):
1. Mahadev Ram,
2. Unidentified, probably a domestic employee.
3. Sham Lal Koul [Nagari] 1900-1943 acting curator of Shri Pratap Museum Srinagar.
4. Shambu Nath Nagari -landholder and businessman,
5. Probably a domestic employee , the baby in his lap is D.P. Dhar planning minister in Indra Gandhi's cabinet and latter Indian Ambassador to then Soviet Union.
6 Pritvi Nath Bhan,
7 Kashi Nath Bhan
Sitting on Chairs (from left)
1. Chanda Jigri
2, Jagan Nath Koul[ Nagari] the bridegroom.
3 Praba Bhan
4 B.N.Munshi 1st secretary of J&K Public service commission
Sitting front row: both unidentified
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