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First Online: September 20, 2008
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Pictures of Indians



Kumar Debendra Lal Khan
Freedom Fighters of India
Database of Indian People
Rangoli Artist Trimbak Joshi of Thane

Scholar Ramachandra Shastri Suri
Village of Karki, Uttara Kannada
Database of Indian People
Database of Indian People
Sediyapu Krishna Bhat
Bhat was a Kannada and Sanskrit scholar and lexicographer

Lal Bahadur Shastri -- former prime minister of India
Indian Political Leaders
Freedom Fighters of India
K. Varadachari
Congressman Varadachari fought for India's freedom. 1938 Portrait, Chandragiri

Mrs.Shanta Kaikini, Gokarn
Picture of Shanta Kaikini, wife of Gourish Kaikini, and mother of Jayant Kaikini, Gokarn, 2005
Database of Indian People
Database of Indian People
Mrs.Shanta Kaikini, Gokarn
Picture of Shanta Kaikini, wife of Gourish Kaikini, and mother of Jayant Kaikini, Gokarn, 2005

Anant Timmappa Pai, Honavar
A.T. Pai, as he was commonly known was a merchant and distributor. For many years he owned the snack and newsstand next to the Honavar bus stand.
Common and Uncommon People of India
Database of Indian People
Hosad Vithal Nayak
Town of Honavar, 1967

Perin Captain
Mrs. Captain was a freedom fighter, 1930
Freedom Fighters of India
Database of Indian People
Picture of Anand Desai and Indira Desai
Freedom fighter, merchant, Town of Sirsi

Picture of Purushottam Bhat and Gajanan Prabhu
Town of Honavar, Year 2011
Database of Indian People
Database of Indian People
Meera and Ashok Basrurkar, New Delhi, 1985

Portrait of Bhaskeri Rama Vasudev Kamat
Town of Honavar, circa 1930
Database of Indian People
Picture of Sesha Sastry
Picture of R. Seshasastry
Young Sesha Sastry as a researcher of Hero-stones. circa 1980

Portrait of Amita Kantu
Town of Sirsi, circa 1978
Database of Indian People
Database of Indian People
Artist K. Venkatappa (1886-1965)
Artist Venkatappa , circa 1950

Vishnudas Shirali, 1907-1984
At a young age he studied under starwards. Like D.V. Paluskar, with Omkarnath Thakoor and Narayan Rao Vyas, the recipient of Sangeet Nataka Academy award. He was director of music for Udaya Shankar's filmic dance extravaganza "Kalpana".
Indian Musicians

Vishnu das magesh shirali, 1907-1984
At a young age he studied under starwards. Like D.V. Paluskar, with Omkar nath thakoor and narayan rao vyas, the recipient of Sangeet nataka academy award. He was director of Music for udaya shankara's filmic dance extravaganza "Kalpana".

Uma Nehru
A rare picture of Uma Nehru (Jawaharlal's cousin, and grandmother of Arun Nehru)
Women Freedom Fighters
Portrait of a Merchant
Portrait of Umesh Kamat
Cloth Merchant, Honavar, circa 1995

Sawai Gandharva's Last Days
Savai Gandharva in his last years. To his left is Babu Rao Deshmuk, and his son in the right. Young Bhimsen Joshi is standing at the back
Historic Photo Archive
Freedom Fighters of India
Mr. and Mrs. Devidas Gandhi
Devidas Gandhi was the Managing Director of "Hindustan Times", a very nationalistic newspaper during the freedom struggle

Basti Vaman Shenoi
Shenoi spreaheaded movements to preserve and develop Konkani language and culture. Mangalore, 2005
Database of Konkani People
A Database of Indian People
Mukund Shanbhag of Kodkani
Known as "Mukundanna", he was influenced by Gandhi, practiced several innovations and practiced Swadeshi.

Singer Vasanti nayak
Nayak is a singer of Konkani light music, Bengaluru, 2001
Database of Indian People
Database of Indian People
Gardner Kalipad
Village of Plassey, 1969

Krishna Kanta Handique (1898 -1982)
Handique edited Somadeva Suri's "Yashastilaka" Champu text of Rashtrakoota period
Sanskrit Classicist Handique
Database of Indian People
Reformer Kamalamma Dasappa
Widowed at a young age, Kamalamma worked for progress of Indian women and established "Mahila Seva Samaj" in Bangalore for betterment of women

Picture of Nilkod Bal Kamat
Village of Nilkod near Honavar, 1967
Database of Indian People
Database of Indians
Bhikku Vasudev kamat
Town of Honavar, 1967

Members of Kekre Family
The Kekre Family provided housing to Kamat during his stay in Chindwada in Madhya Pradesh, 1976-77
Database of Indian People
Freedom Fighters of India
Gokulbhai Bhatt
Gokulbhai Bhatt was a freedom fighter and a social worker from Rajasthan.

Ghanashyamdas Birla (1894-1983)
Founder of the Birla conglomerate
G.D. Birla
Uma Golikeri
Picture of Uma Golikeri
Daughter-in-law of Umabai Kundapur, Kumta

Nandan (Soyiro) Prabhu
Prabhu is co-owner of Tulasi Pharma in Honavar, 2009
Phamacist Nandan Prabhu
Picture of a Devadasi
Manjamma Jogathi of Bellary
Pictures of the mysterious Yellamma cult, 2000

Daughter of Bhaktamitran
Calcutta, 1970
Database of Indian People
Kannada Novelist TaRaSu
Novelist T. R. Subba Rao (Ta.Ra.Su)
Picture taken in 1985 in Mysore just before his death

An Old Photograph
Second from left is K.M. Kamat of Honavar
Database of Indian People
Coach Joginder Singh Saini
Chief Coach Joginder Singh Saini
National Institute of Sports, Shimla, 1985

Annasaheb Karve
Portrait of Dhondo Keshav Karve by V.N.O'key
Database of Indian Leaders
Database of Indian Leaders
Trade Union Leader N. M. Joshi
Portrait by V.N. O'key

Bhulabhai J. Desai (1877-1946)
Desai was a leading lawyer of India of his time. Bombay circa 1935.
Freedom Fighters of India
Database of Indian People
Socialist Leader Bhai Kotwal
Kotwal was shot dead by British in 1943 at Siddhagad during India's Freedom Struggle

Gorur Sheshamma Ramaswamy Iyengar
Wife of Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar, Bangalore, 1983
Database of Indians
Database of Indian Scholars
Picture of V.Sitaramiah
Kannada writer and scholar, Kumta, 1954

Ramakrishna Bua Waze (1871-1945)
Vaze Bua was a maestro of Gwalior gharana of Hindustani Classical Music
Indian Musicians
Hindustani Classical Musician Vrinda Mundkur
Portrait of Vrinda Mundkur Dilip Kumar
Mundkur trained under Feroz Dastur. She has given numerous performances in India and abroad.

Dancer D. Keshava and his Swiss wife Esther
All India Radio invited audience program, 1986, Mysore
Bharatanatyam Dancers
Common and Uncommon Indians
Picture of Bhairathi Mesta
Town of Honavar, circa 1975

Kathak Dancer Maya Rao
Bangalore, circa 1988
Database of Indian People
Database of Indian People
M.S. Natrajan
Natarajan was the husband of dancer Maya Rao.

M.S. Natrajan
Natarajan was the husband of dancer Maya Rao.
Database of Indian People
Database of Indian People
Kamalakar Desai of Kalasa
Honavar, circa 1967

K. F. Nariman
Mumbai's Nariman Point is named after him
Database of Indian People
Freedom Fighters of India
K. Srinivas Pai and Wife Padmavati Pai
Pai championed the use of Khadi and was known as Khaddar Srinivas Pai

Freedom Fighter and Scholar K. M. Munshi
Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi founded the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
K. M. Munshi
A Database of Indians
TV Anchor Shailaja Santosh
Udaya T.V. interviewer, Bangalore, 2000

B.R. Vadappi
Vadappi served as a teacher in Karnataka High School and was an essayist of Kannada language, Dharwad, circa 1972
Teacher Vadappi
Manjula Narasimhan
Manjula Narasimhan at the tank of Sibi
Town of Sibi, Karnataka , 1992

Indra Shradhanand
Freedom Fighters of India
A Database of Indian People
Cloth Merchant Laxman Kamat
Town of Honnavar, 1967

P.M. Audi Keshavalu Naicker
From Congress Archives, circa 1935
Freedom Fighters of India
M.H. Jayamma
Musician Veene Jayamma
Mysore, circa 1985

Prof. Ramachandra Sharma
Sharmaji was a great Sanskrit and Vedic scholar.
A Database of Indians
Freedom Fighters of India
Jairamdas Doulatram, Congressman from Sindh
Portrait by Vanguard Studio, Bombay, Circa 1935

Kannada Researcher K.R. Ganesha
Database of Indian People
Database of Indians
Portrait of Sheikh Gulab
Sheikh Gulab organized tribal troupes in Madhya Pradesh and preserved their folklore

Portrait of a Kalyani Pandurang Prabhu
Town of Honavar, Circa 1980
A Database of Indian People
Zoo Worker
Zoo Worker Rajan feeding Sumati the Gorilla
Mysore Zoo, 1985

Sundar Basrurkar
New Delhi, 1985
A Database of Indian People
Database of Indian People
Suresh Basrurkar
New Delhi, 1985

Lawyer K.M. Kamat
Town of Honavar, 1967
Citizens of Honavar Town
Bhikku Kamat
Bhikku Vasudev Kamat with Grandson Radhakrishna
Town of Honnavar, 1967

Kids of Car Street, Honavar
Pradeep Kamat and Sadanand Shet, 1979
The Janata Database
Leaders of Congress Party
Bhupendra Nath Basu
President of Indian National Congress, 1914 Madras Convention

A. Ramesh Rao
Zoologist Rao was a collegue of K.L. Kamat, Jaipur, 1967
Zoologist Ramesh Rao
Jaipur, 1967
Ramesh Rao

Picture of V. G. Bhat
V.G. Bhat was a modern Kannada writer and poet
Poet V.G. Bhat
At a Poets Meet
Poetess Shashikala Veerayyaswamy
To the left are Jyotsna Kamat and A.R. Mitra

A Meeting of Kannada Humorists...
Clockwise from top left: Prabhushankar, C.K.N. Raja, Jyotsna Kamat, Ramanujam, Pachu, Venkataramappa. Mysore, circa 1984
Kannada Humor Writers
Shanbhag Twins
Twin Sisters Mani and Manas Shanbhag
Occasion of Munji of Pradeep Kamat, Town of Honavar, 1982

Bhimsen Joshi Rendering a Khayal
Pandit Bhmsen Joshi
A Database of Indian People
M.Y. Ghorpade
A nature photographer and Congress leader, Ghorpade built many institutions in Sandur

Teacher R.S. Shanbhag
Ram-Mohan Shyam-Sundar Shanbhag served as the head master of New English School in Honavar
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Baje Krishna Kamat of Sringeri
Town of Sringeri, circa 1980

M. D. Joshi, circa 1937
Joshi founded the Swadeshi Electric Clocks in Bombay
Freedom Fighters of India
Database of Indian People
Portrait of Ratnavarma Heggade
Heggade served as the Dharmadhikari at Dharmasthala

Portrait of Manjayya Heggade
Heggade developed Dharmasthala as a great center of religious tolerance and pilgrimage
A Database of Indian People
Bhimsen Joshi and Indira Gandhi
Bhimsen Joshi (on left) with India Gandhi
Bombay, Circa 1960

Bhalachandra B. Burde of Kumta
Town of Kumta, circa 1980
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Kannada Novelist Yeshavant Chittal
Dharwad, 1988

Portrait of Kasturi Mohan Pai
Pai is a reputed cardiologist, educationist and a social worker
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Portrait of Ramdas M. Pai
Pai served as the president of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Year 2000

Portrait of M. R. Pai
Mr. Pai is a foremost advocate of consumer rights in India.
A Champion of Consumers
A Database of Indian People
Portrait of N. Purushothama Mallaya
Mallaya has been a crusader for promotion of Konkani language and literature

The Upanayanam Ceremony for Madiman Brothers
From left to right: Usha Madiman, Mihir Madiman, Samir Madiman, and Maruti Madiman
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Mrs. and Mr. Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
See Also: Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar

Portrait of Eric Ozario
Ozario is a musician, and Konkani activist. He founded the "Mand Shobhan" cultural institution.
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Picture of Madhukar Narasimha Desai
Municipal Commissioner of Bombay, 1970

Picture of Mukta Sidenur with son Rajesh
Town of Honavar, 1967
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Naushad Ali with Anita Sen, Sushilarani Baburao Patel
Bombay, circa 1994-1996

Chitra Visweswaran
Distinguished Bharatanatyam dancer
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Babysitter Tara Mesta
Jaipur, Rajasthan, 1968

Businessman Jaivant Desai with wife Sudha Desai
Town of Sirsi, 1967
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Picture of Shankara Kantu
Town of Sirsi, 1967

Picture of Rukmabai Kamat
Town of Honavar, 1967
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indians
Picture of Uma Kantu
City of Jaipur, 1967

Postman Ramzanji from Jobnair
Town of Jobnair, Rajasthan, 1968
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Household Help Siddamma, Mysore
City of Mysore, 1985

"Can you Speak Up Please"
Portrait of V.R. Kamat of Sringeri, 1978
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Poet K.S. Narasimha Swamy and his Wife

Poet K.S. Narasimha Swamy and his Wife
Bangalore, 1983
A Database of Indian People
A Database of Indian People
Picture of Anand Desai, circa 1975
Indian Merchant in Black Gaberdine Cap, Town of Sirsi

Picture of Uday Ganapati Shanbhag
Town of Ankola, 1967
A Database of Indian People
Database of Indian People
Colleagues Sadar, Udayadri, MSP Prabhu, and Jyotsna Kamat
All India Radio, Bangalore, 1993

Artist Mukta Venkatesh at the age of 100
Mysore, 2001
Database of Indian People
Database of Indian People
Portrait of Kamalabai Dhareshwar
Bangalore, 1979

Portrait of Sheikh Gulab, 1976
Sheikh Gulab organized tribal troupes in Madhya Pradesh and preserved their folklore
Database of Indians
Scholars of Goa
S.M. Krishnarao, and B.S. Shastri
Goa, 1986

Bedu Gowda of Honavar, 1982
Belonging to the Halakki tribal community, Bedu Gowda once carried K.L.Kamat on his shoulders to the doctor.
Database of Indian People
Database of India
Priest Appa Bhat (on right) of Honavar
Appa Bhatmam assisting vatu Pradeep Kamat, 1982

Vithal Rao Hodake, and his son-in-law, Ramanna Kamat
Town of Haveri, 1986
Database of Indian People
Database of Indians
Portrait of Sachdev Nagarkar
Dr. Nagarkar owns the Nagarkar Dental Care in Rajajinagar, 2001

Stories of Common and Uncommon People of India

 

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The Children of India - Photo Exhibition Women of India
Frequently asked questions and articles on the roles and status of women in India. Includes biographies, topics on Sati, widows, history and artifacts.
PortraitsFaces of India
Photographer Kamat captures the diversity of India through these memorable portraits
 


People of India - Faces of India - Women of India - Children of India
The Caste System - Diversity of India -Tribals of India

 

Common & Uncommon People

Picture of Purushottam Bhat and Gajanan PrabhuPortrait of M. R. PaiPortrait of Ramdas M. PaiPortrait of Kasturi Mohan PaiPortrait of Eric OzarioPortrait of N. Purushothama MallayaPortrait of Ratnavarma HeggadePortrait of Manjayya HeggadeBaje Krishna Kamat of SringeriArtist Mukta Venkatesh at the age of 100Portrait of Sachdev NagarkarThe Upanayanam Ceremony for Madiman Brothers
Picture of Rukmabai KamatPicture of Mukta Sidenur with son RajeshPicture of Shankara KantuPicture of Uday Ganapati ShanbhagBusinessman Jaivant Desai with wife Sudha DesaiBabysitter Tara MestaPicture of  Madhukar Narasimha DesaiBhimsen Joshi Rendering a KhayalBhimsen Joshi (on left) with India GandhiChitra VisweswaranNaushad Ali with  Anita Sen, Sushilarani Baburao PatelBhalachandra B. Burde of Kumta
Colleagues Sadar, Udayadri, MSP Prabhu, and Jyotsna KamatTwin Sisters Mani and Manas ShanbhagS.M. Krishnarao, and  B.S. ShastriBedu Gowda of Honavar, 1982Priest Appa Bhat (on right) of HonavarVithal Rao Hodake, and his son-in-law, Ramanna KamatM.Y. GhorpadeTeacher R.S. ShanbhagPicture of Anand Desai, circa 1975Picture of Uma KantuPostman Ramzanji from JobnairHousehold Help Siddamma, Mysore
Mrs. and Mr. Goruru Ramaswamy IyengarCan you Speak Up PleasePoet K.S. Narasimha Swamy and his WifePoet K.S. Narasimha Swamy and his WifePortrait of Sheikh Gulab, 1976Kannada Novelist Yeshavant ChittalPortrait of Kamalabai DhareshwarA. Ramesh RaoA. Ramesh RaoAnant Timmappa Pai, HonavarK. VaradachariPortrait of Amita Kantu
Picture  of Anand Desai and Indira DesaiAnnasaheb KarveP.M. Audi Keshavalu NaickerB.R. VadappiBasti Vaman ShenoiSocialist Leader Bhai KotwalPicture of Bhairathi MestaPortrait of Bhaskeri Rama Vasudev KamatBhikku Vasudev kamatBhikku Vasudev Kamat with Grandson RadhakrishnaBhulabhai J. Desai (1877-1946)Bhupendra Nath Basu
M. D. Joshi, circa 1937Chief Coach Joginder Singh SainiDancer D. Keshava and his Swiss wife  EstherDaughter of BhaktamitranManjamma Jogathi of BellaryMr. and Mrs. Devidas GandhiJairamdas Doulatram, Congressman from SindhFreedom Fighter and Scholar K. M. MunshiGhanashyamdas Birla (1894-1983)Gardner KalipadGokulbhai BhattZoo Worker Rajan feeding Sumati the Gorilla
Gorur Sheshamma Ramaswamy IyengarHosad Vithal NayakIndra ShradhanandK. F. NarimanLawyer K.M. KamatAn Old PhotographKannada Researcher  K.R. GaneshaArtist K. Venkatappa (1886-1965)Portrait of a Kalyani Pandurang PrabhuKamalakar Desai of KalasaReformer Kamalamma DasappaA Meeting of  Kannada Humorists...
Kathak Dancer Maya RaoMembers of Kekre FamilyK. Srinivas Pai and Wife Padmavati PaiKrishna Kanta Handique (1898 -1982)Kumar Debendra Lal KhanLal Bahadur Shastri -- former prime minister of IndiaCloth Merchant Laxman KamatM.S. NatrajanM.S. NatrajanManjula Narasimhan at the tank of SibiMeera and Ashok Basrurkar, New Delhi, 1985Mrs.Shanta Kaikini, Gokarn
Mrs.Shanta Kaikini, GokarnMukund Shanbhag of KodkaniTrade Union Leader N. M. JoshiNandan (Soyiro) PrabhuPicture of Nilkod Bal KamatPerin  CaptainPicture of R. SeshasastryPicture of Uma GolikeriProf. Ramachandra SharmaScholar Ramachandra Shastri SuriRamakrishna Bua Waze (1871-1945)Kids of Car Street, Honavar
Sawai Gandharvas Last DaysSediyapu Krishna BhatPoetess Shashikala VeerayyaswamyPortrait of Sheikh GulabSundar BasrurkarSuresh BasrurkarNovelist T. R. Subba Rao (Ta.Ra.Su)Rangoli Artist Trimbak Joshi of ThaneTV Anchor Shailaja SantoshUma NehruPortrait of Umesh KamatPicture of V. G. Bhat
Picture of V.SitaramiahSinger Vasanti nayakMusician Veene JayammaVishnu das magesh shirali, 1907-1984Vishnu das magesh shirali, 1907-1984Portrait of Vrinda Mundkur Dilip Kumar

 

 

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