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Old 2nd August 2018, 16:36   #151
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Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Tour Of India

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Queen Elizabeth II enroute to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra during her Royal Tour of India, circa January 1961. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
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Here is an interesting newspaper clip.

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President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan in early 1960ís at Hira Mahal along with H.H Nabha (in uniform), Governor of Punjab CPN Singh, Chief Minister Partap Singh Kairon, Major General Harnarian Singh (Military Secretary to President of India) and Sardar Harbans Singh Dullat.

Courtesy: Yog Dullat s/o Sardar Harbans Singh Dullat.

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Late Indira Gandhi

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Late Indira Gandhi

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This should be the same car MYB 3 now in Dharmasthala.
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President Nasser, Oct 1966
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Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of India, unveils a statue of political activist Vithalbhai Patel at Chowpatty beach, Bombay (Mumbai), India, January 1951.

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Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of India, unveils a statue of political activist Vithalbhai Patel at Chowpatty beach, Bombay (Mumbai), India, January 1951.
Nice find. Thanks for sharing.

It would be good if we can do a "who is who" here. TBHPians led by Karl and Harit, I am sure can identify all of them even in this pic

Best Regards & Drive Safe

Ram

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Old 12th April 2019, 15:00   #159
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Visit of President Dwight D. Eisenhower to India

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Thanks to Varun Nayar for these

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Sharing a couple of iconic pictures of our first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad reviewing a passing out parade at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, in a Willys Jeep. This is around the mid fifties when dad was an instructor at the IMA.
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Pictures from Pandit Nehru's trip to Calcutta

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and a YouTube video, watch from 1.00

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Though this isn't a Presidential car, here we see Pandit Nehru riding in a 1947 Chrysler Town & Country in Bhopal. We can safely assume this is the car of HH Usha Devi of Indore, we have seen images of him riding in it in the past.
Note the twin pilot (?) lights mounted on the front under the windscreen. The car survives in a Bombay collection.


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Taken from the book 'Vintage Bhopal' by Ashok Shah and Gita Subherwal

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Cross posting this lovely shot of the Jaipur VdP Cadillac as well as leading a parade for the 1955 visit of Bulganin. Also seen down the line is the 55 Cadillac now in a Goa collection. Shared by travancore here (Cadillacs in India).


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Old 25th September 2019, 10:46   #164
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A couple more on these lines.

Bulganin, Khrushchev and Nehru in India in 1955 riding in a Dodge Kingsway convertible.


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A lovely shot of Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolai Bulganin in Srinagar, 1955, riding in a DeSoto registered J&K 4. I assume this too is an official/Governer's car.

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And two more of Nehru in what appears to be a 1947/48 Chrysler convertible. I wonder if it is the same Town & Country posted earlier. EDIT - probably not, as the wood frames are not seen on the door.

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