20050826000206501Homai Vyarawalla was born on December 9th, 1914 and died January 15th, 2012. She lived to be 98 years old. February 2006, a book documenting Vyarawalla’s works “India in Focus – Camera Chronicles of Homai Vyarawalla” By Sabeena Gadihoke was also published. Many of her photographs were published as photo-stories in the Illustrated Weekly of India, Time, Life, The Black Star, Paul Popper and numerous other international publications. She started her career in 1930s and thereafter received notice at the national level when she moved to Mumbai in 1942 with her family, before moving to Delhi, where in the next thirty years she photographed many political and national leaders, including Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, Indira Gandhi and the Nehru-Gandhi family while working as a press photographer.

 

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