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Old 3rd February 2021, 23:42   #196
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Good day to post these on Late Lal Bahadur Shastri's birthday.

Pictures from May 1964 as he arrives to take charge of the office of the Prime minister after Panditji's demise.

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More pictures from the James Burke collection, mid 1960's

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I don't want to be political but was surprised to see so many politicians including newly elected PM of India being driven in newly imported cars at time when India was going through food shortage and financial crises. Sad state of affairs
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Old 20th February 2021, 15:05   #197
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Nehru travelling in an early Land Rover - is the occasion known?

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Nehru travelling in an early Land Rover - is the occasion known?

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Yuri Gagarin and wife , Delhi, 1961
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Old 17th March 2021, 12:45   #199
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From Amrita Bazaar patrika, 23rd July 1961

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" Prime Minister Nehru coming out of Dr. Sen's nursing home in New Delhi after inquiring about the health of the the President."

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From Amrita Bazaar patrika, 23rd July 1961

The text reads

" Prime Minister Nehru coming out of Dr. Sen's nursing home in New Delhi after inquiring about the health of the the President."

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I believe it is this same car, DLB-300. The side view is from Eleanor Roosevelt's visit in 1952. The others are from the Republic Day, 1964.

Does she survive ?

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I believe it is this same car, DLB-300. The side view is from Eleanor Roosevelt's visit in 1952. The others are from the Republic Day, 1964.

Does she survive ?
Superb, thanks for sharing Prem. First time I'm seeing it. A similar car was lying in a Pune workshop for ages with a missing engine, and a 1970s GJ registration. It has since changed few hands and been restored. Maybe the same car? Can't say for sure.
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Pictures from Nehru's visit to Hirakud

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Pt. Nehru at Aligarh Muslim University

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Some archival footage grabs from the series "A suitable boy" showing Nehru perched atop a 1947 Buick and riding in a 1937 Ford

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Indira Gandhi

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RIP Prince Phillip.

Picture from the Queen's tour of India, 1961.

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The Dalai Lama in Delhi.

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Queen's visit, picture from a private album

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Some archival footage grabs from the series "A suitable boy" showing Nehru riding in a 1937 Ford

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Think these are the same car ? Faridkot, 1949
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Think these are the same car ? Faridkot, 1949
Almost certainly yes. If not the same, an identical car. What was the occasion here any idea?
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