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14 – Matrimonial picture of a girl just back from school

My grandmother, Rohini Thejappa Palan (nee Talwar), Bombay, Maharashtra. Circa 1939

Image contributed by Manorath Palan, Grandson of Mrs Rohini Thejappa Palan (above).

My Grandmother Rohini Palan studied at the Raja Ram Mohan High School at Girgaum. This picture was taken at a studio there. It is probably the same picture as the one I hear my Great-grandfather had shown of his daughter (my grandmother), to prospective grooms and fix her alliance, right after she returned from school.

She lived a healthy and active life without any illness or old age related disorder. She passed away peacefully at the age of 88 in 2006.

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Responses (2)

  1. Naina says:

    Was this one of the first Tamil – Punjabi alliances? That must be a fascinating story for those days!!! Please share the details, would love to know…

  2. Geetali says:

    Your grandmother looks like a lady of great beauty and even greater character. This project is bringing so much history to life!

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