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Old 25th July 2012, 18:00   #2341
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Here is a Hearse, the company is Lawrence & Co, mentioned on the door. This looks like an ugly modification on a Dodge type of truck of the later 1950's. No idea who is being carted away. Note Dev Anand's movie Guide being advertised.
If Lawrence and Co exists and they were to ask, I would give them a clear picture.
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Harit could this be in Calcutta? If yes then (the old Lawrence & Company funeral parlour at the crossing of Royd Street and AJC Bose Road, has closed down.)
your photo collection is interesting
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Armed forces with a J&K number bus: (Around what time would this be??)
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M. Gandhi getting down from a Limo. Probably NOT in India.
Though grey, but he seems to have a nice crop of hair at this time
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Raab rakha.

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This appears to be the staff of Raj Bhavan in Mumbai with the wife of a govenor, either Ali Yavar Jung or Air Chief Marshal I H Latif. Maybe Wasif can help to identify. I would tip on Jung, as the Chevy may be 1965.
Note the Herald on the right.

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Armed forces with a J&K number bus: (Around what time would this be??)
This is during the first Indo-Pak war of 1947-48 for Kashmir, I think. I'd place it between Oct and Nov 1947 when Indian soldiers were airlifted to Srinagar to fight the enemy that had beaten Hari Singh's state forces, and he asked India for assistance and also finally acceded! The Dakota in the background is what flew them over. Anyway, I don't want to go in to the details of the war.

I may be wrong but I think this pic is of that time. My father was one of the soldiers who went to this battle, so I have a hunch about it, having heard the stories. Where did you get this pic?

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This appears to be the staff of Raj Bhavan in Mumbai with the wife of a govenor, either Ali Yavar Jung or Air Chief Marshal I H Latif. Maybe Wasif can help to identify. I would tip on Jung, as the Chevy may be 1965.
Note the Herald on the right.

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Thanks harit.In fact this was also a Maharashtra CM's car - a Chevrolet Chevelle. The beacon has remnants and has been vandalised. I am not sure whether I had posted this car's picture earlier. It was perhaps metallic sea green in colour originally. The white car culture of the politicians was not much prevalent even in the 1960's and 70's.

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This appears to be the staff of Raj Bhavan in Mumbai with the wife of a govenor, either Ali Yavar Jung or Air Chief Marshal I H Latif. Maybe Wasif can help to identify. I would tip on Jung, as the Chevy may be 1965.
Note the Herald on the right.

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This Picture is of Air Marshal I.H. Latif's tenure as Governor of Maharashtra,the lady in the picture is his wife Mrs Bilkees Latif
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This appears to be the staff of Raj Bhavan in Mumbai with the wife of a govenor, either Ali Yavar Jung or Air Chief Marshal I H Latif. Maybe Wasif can help to identify. I would tip on Jung, as the Chevy may be 1965.
Note the Herald on the right.

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Thats Begum Bilkees Latif a very polished and distinguished lady, much like ACM Mr. Latif himslef.
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An Amby with a Citroen in distress in the background.

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An Amby with a Citroen in distress in the background.

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Rather two Ambassadors there in your picture ! The aftermarket logo at the centre of the front grille was quite a favourite with some Mark II owners. These were tailor made to fit the Mark II grille.

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Rather two Ambassadors there in your picture ! The aftermarket logo at the centre of the front grille was quite a favourite with some Mark II owners. These were tailor made to fit the Mark II grille.

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May I know what the logo stands for? Thanks,
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The Monogram is purely decorative.

A family on a trip, I doubt all sat in the car for the journey.
The guy who would have driven the car is probably behind the camera.

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May I know what the logo stands for?

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It is a piece of ornamentation and nothing else. There is no sign of either HM or Ambassador on the accessory.

I am posting a picture of how a petrol pump looked like in the 1970's. No car is featured here but is'nt it nostalgic to look at such a picture?

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A very well maintained Dodge Kingsway posted by a facebook friend. Its his car.

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Another picture of our Balilla while it was lying in the garden! Possibly in the later half of the 80's.

Karl, thank you so much for the info, i watched the movie "one two three", at least the parts that mattered. This car is featured quite a lot through the movie. The last few minutes of the movie shows the car upside down, i hope they did not damage it .

Edit: Adding one more picture of the Balilla with the family.

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Hi,

I found this in the family albums, not sure which car it is, over to the experts.

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Hi, I found this in the family albums, not sure which car it is, over to the experts. regards, Srinand.
Here you go, maybe a 1939 Chevy? Image borrowed from the web.

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