Google Feature — Homai Vyarawalla Doodle
104th Birth Anniversary of Homai Vyarawalla
Today marks the 104th birth anniversary of Homai Vyarawalla (December 9, 1913 – January 15, 2012), commonly known by her pseudonym Dalda 13, who was India’s first woman photojournalist. Her pseudonym comes from the year of her birth, 1913, and the Dalda from her car’s registration number DLD 13.
After a career of 33 years as press photographer, Homai gave it up one day at the age of 57, disillusioned when the Nehruvian dream began to falter. In 2011, she received India’s first National Photo Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2010, and the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of the Republic of India in 2011.
She was known for widely photographing India’s transition from the British Raj to an independent country after its subsequent partition.
She was born in a Parsi family on December 9, 1913 at Navsari, Bombay state, British India. She breathed her last on January 15, 2012 at the age of 98 at Vadodara, Gujarat.
India’s First Lady of the Lens — Homai Vyarawalla
(December 9, 1913 – January 15, 2012)
Google today celebrates the 104th Birth Anniversary of Homai Vyarawalla with a doodle.
On clicking the doodle, it takes the visitor to Google search result page for news on Homai Vyarawalla.
Google Doodle — Homai Vyarawalla’s 104th Birthday
GoogleDoodle celebrates Homai Vyarawalla’s 104th Birthday in today’s GoogleDoodle!
Homai Vyarawalla may have caught some of the 20th century’s most prominent figures in her lens, but from the 1940s through the 1960s in New Delhi, she was a familiar sight herself. Biking to assignments with a sari sailing behind her and equipment bags on her shoulders, India’s first female photojournalist stood out among her male colleagues. But it was her electric images of India’s independence movement and candid shots of such people as the Dalai Lama, Mohandas K Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr that earned Vyarawalla lasting recognition.
Born in Navsari, Gujarat in 1913, Vyarawalla spent much of her childhood on the road due to her father’s role in a traveling theater company. Landing in Bombay (now Mumbai), Vyarawalla began photographing day-to-day life in the city, eventually earning an art school degree and becoming a professional photographer.
In 1942, Vyarawalla secured a position at the British Information Services in New Delhi. There, she snapshotted the meeting where Congress members voted for the partition of India. Vyarawalla went on to document many important moments in the country’s journey to independence and chronicled everything from Gandhi’s cremation to the Dalai Lama’s entrance into India.
In 2010, Vyarawalla earned the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honor. Today’s Doodle honors India’s First Lady of the Lens on what would have been her 104th birthday with a tapestry of Indian life and history drawn by guest Doodler and Mumbai artist Sameer Kulavoor. Vyarawalla is at the center.
Below is a picture of the Doodle on Google’s home page as it appeared today.
Homai Vyarawalla’s 104th Birthday
104th Birth Anniversary of Homai Vyarawalla
GoldenTwine Informatics pays tribute to Homai Vyarawalla, Indian first woman photojournalist, on her 104th Birth Anniversary.
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Homai Vyarawalla Google Doodle
Published on December 8, 2017 by Doodle Videos.
Google in India honor Homai Vyarawalla by Google Doodle on her 104th Birthday. She commonly known by her pseudonym Dalda 13, was India’s first woman photojournalist. First active in the late 1930s, she retired in the early 1970s. In 2011, she was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of the Republic of India.
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