1947 Gallery

Late S. Gurmukh Singh
(Ex-Royal Air Force before partition founder of the AICPS 1946

Identity card of  S. GURMUKH SINGH while working with ROYAL AIR FORCE  during  1945 – 1947.

The Tribune Cover Page Story. 12391767_10208224745716084_6286877875656588774_n Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt bomb the Lahore Assembly on 8th of April 1929 in their own inimical way opposed to Gandhi's non-violent ways. Bhagat Singh coined a war cry against the Britishers that said, "you can kill a man, not his ideas". The only blot in an otherwise unblemished history of democracy in India when Emergency Law was procliamed by Indira Gandhi. Had this not happened, India would have had a reasonably fewer names in its political landscape. June 26, 1975. Gandhi in Mountbatten’s study room in the Rashtrapathi Bhawan days before declaration of Indian Independence in 1947.
Bhagat Singh's handwritten letter to his sister. The Death Warrant of Bhagat Singh Jawahar Lal Nehru with his bride Kamala on their wedding day, Feb 8, 1916 12376161_10208170877769419_7599373012528668251_n 12376098_10208170876049376_7252786539155378403_n
People throng to participate in India's first Independence Day celebrations at Raisina Hill in New Delhi, August 15, 1947. 12376024_10208220252443755_6832943716927543133_n 12373274_10208220256203849_5739877584807944541_n Godse's final court appearance where he was sentenced to death. The trial ran for eight months before Justice Atma Charan passed his final order on 10 February 1949. Eight men were convicted for the murder conspiracy, and others convicted for violation of the Explosive Substances Act. Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte were sentenced to death by hanging and the remaining six (including Godse's brother, Gopal) were sentenced to life imprisonment although Dattatraya Parchure, who had been found guilty in the original trial was later acquitted on appeal. 12371044_10208200651033732_3464002597248276437_o
Right wing hindu nationalists bring down a 16th century mosque located in Ayodhya, December 6, 1992. 12369020_10208220255723837_842716619369960716_n Indian soldiers after capturing Tiger Hill which was occupied by Pakistani regulars posing as infiltrators during 1999 Kargil war. 12366470_10208170884449586_2834901975419282098_n 12362826_10208220256163848_5828287715506763421_o
Indira Gandhi with her two bundles of joy, Rajiv and Sanjay. Members of the Constitutional Assembly listen to the speech of Mountbatten in 1947 in New Delhi. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and to his extreme right Defense Minister Sardar Baldev Singh. People throng to participate in India's first Independence Day celebrations at Raisina Hill in New Delhi, August 15, 1947. 12348131_10208170868889197_7889285794058662030_n Sikh soldiers of British Indian Army marching down the Street in Paris, France circa 1915.
Vajpayee riding to the Parliament in a bullock cart to protest against the hike in diesel price during Indira Gandhi’s tenure, November 12, 1973. 12346436_10208170854248831_1277608656243821336_n 12345565_10208170890089727_2013447872391809234_n Indians rediscover India on August 15, 1947. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Mrs Indira Gandhi signing the Shimla Agreement, July 2, 1972.
12342560_10208170858368934_744834325902864135_n Sikh Indian soldiers arrive in France, World War I. The first Boeing 707 lands in Bombay. This non-stop flight covered a distance of 4,931 miles between London and Bombay, February 21, 1960. 12342405_10208170857808920_669601958826286575_n Indira Gandhi orders Operation Blue Star. The Indian army storms the Golden Temple at Amritsar, June 3-8, 1984.
12342375_10208170887529663_2743261180898288106_n 12342307_10208170848408685_3408581353489234124_n Patel with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad at Birla House in New Delhi after Gandhi's assassination, February 1948. Simla Accord of 1972. India and Pakistan found plenty to fight over, including Jammu and Kashmir, a Muslim majority region whose ruler had opted to remain a part of India. In this pi...
12341134_10208170852328783_5478297213896863740_n Pakistani Army Commander Lt. General AAK Niazi, signing the Instrument of Surrender in front of GOC in Chief of India, Lt. General Jagjit Singh Aurora - 16th December, 1971. And the Independence, finally. 12321537_10208170858728943_1186046563943736134_n The Jallianwala Bagh couple of months after the infamous April 1919 massacre which killed more than 1,500 people.
Indian jets pounding enemy positions during the Libertaion war of Bangladesh, 1971. 12316355_10208170859408960_8021514942219398056_n TATA’s launching of it’s first Mercedes Benz diesel truck, 1954. 12316082_10208170858848946_6207753798099917680_n The partition led to a literal transfer of population of more than 10 million people between India and Pakistan and the death of about one million.
12311096_10208170882489537_1034033583119834712_n 12308748_10208071162116590_5244822421339964773_n 12274648_10208071132315845_3846223806610659602_n 12274595_10208071125395672_5885246070022868657_n Detail from a telegram from the Goverment of India Defence Department to Secretary of State for India issuing an ordinance for the formation of the Womens Auxiliary Corps (India), April 1942.-1
Minutes of the 155th meeting of the Executive Commmittee of the Army Council held on 31st Mar 1944 . It shows discussion of the proposal that Indian women in th...-1 Talks of merger between Sardar Patel and the Maharaja of Kapurthala Shri Jagatjit Singh ji shortly after independence. 12246878_10208071155236418_3000725993359223294_n Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army in Mesopotamia during World War I, being led by the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. 12107729_10208170867009150_5898855481395213687_n
One of last photos of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi leaving Jinnah's house in Bombay (Mumbai), 1939. 12009641_10207693102065325_5652607152747000807_n-1 Narendra Modi in NCC during his childhood days; goes on to become the Prime Minister of India. 12002924_10207693104945397_978803129950107624_n
A rare photo of Nathuram Godse, who shot and killed Gandhi. 11988762_10207693110425534_709049027230818533_n Nehru passes away after a prolonged illness of 5 months on May 27, 1964. 10610711_10208275650108662_4558909094188197070_n 10570355_10208220255163823_7759823765237349085_n
10426670_10208275622627975_5638064420738576526_n 10356752_10208224874759310_8393788722033010276_n Hindutsan Times. Aug 15, 1947. 1934763_10208275766271566_1036086101335463534_n A family that gave more to and appropriated less from the nation. Lal Bahadur Shastri with his family in an undated picture.
Hindu Rao's house in Delhi, now a landmark hospital, was extensively damaged in the fighting to evict the mutineers who had occupied it as a vantage point during the rising of 1857. Interestingly, though it is named after Hindu Rao, the house is believed to have been built by Edward Colebrooke, the Resident of Delhi between 1827 and 1829, before he was sacked for being corrupt. William Fraser, another Resident and a connoisseur of Indian culture, bought it in 1831. According to Farooqui, the complex was mostly built by Fraser. Four years later, Fraser was murdered by the Nawab of Ferozepur and the house was bought by Hindu Rao, a Maratha nobleman and brother-in-law of Maharaja Daulat Rao Scindia of Gwalior. The British bought the house after Rao's death in 1855, but it continued to be known as his house. 1916853_10208220256723862_3278633225710402207_n Death Certificate of Bhagat Singh 535052_10208220256363853_103265362908279802_n 184535_10208220255003819_7667806661377021426_n
3639_10208275769231640_2085280570359911071_n 3094_10208275653388744_1171135843300401280_n 1800_10208220251963743_195057737809778530_n The original hard bound Constitution of India. Member of Parliament Vasant Sathe, Professor Satish Dhawan, APJ Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi clicked together at a function to honour the space scientists in Delhi during the year 1980.
A Library being divided at the time of partition. My heart trembles to see this sight and it is tough to imagine the state of the nation at the moment when people needed to hold hands.        

Resigned from Royal Airforce on 21st January, 1947, to join the movement called – MAKE INDIA CRIME FREE and formed AICPS(All India Crime Prevention Society)

Nehru and Gandhi at AICC meeting, July 1946
Mountbatten arrives at Delhi airport; received by Nehru and Liaquat Ali. March 25, 1947
Mountbatten arrives at Delhi airport; received by Nehru and Liaquat Ali. March 25, 1947

Aug. 15, 1947: Mountbatten swears Nehru in as Prime Minister of India
People moving to Pakistan (Punjab) -Train to Pakistan.

Streets ful of dead bodies cost of Independence paid by common people
Gandhiji Addressing people
1948: Crowds in New Delhi wait for a glimpse of Gandhi’s funeral procession.

Mangled bodies shaltered in streets creates havoc views results of communal riots.
Last ritvals on roads, shortage of wood, using Kerosene for cremation.
A Train ready to move to Pakistan ,Delhi Station.

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