Photographs – More photos from 1952 (Nehru’s visit)

Here are some more historical photographs from the time of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s visit to Kalimpong in 1952.

(Check out the first set of photos here.)

Jawaharlal Nehru & Indira Gandhi visiting the School for the Blind. Kalimpong, April 1952.


Students of the School for the Blind during Nehru’s visit. Kalimpong, April 1952.


The Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru & daughter Indira Gandhi with others at Dr. Graham’s Homes at Kalimpong which he visited on April 30, 1952.


The Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with students of Dr. Graham’s Homes at Kalimpong which he visited on April 30, 1952.

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with others at the Industrial School of Arts and Crafts, Kalimpong which he visited on April 29, 1952.

Jawaharlal Nehru at the Industrial School of Arts and Crafts, Kalimpong which he visited on April 29, 1952.


A textile worker in the Industrial School of Arts and Crafts, Kalimpong. During Jawaharlal Nehru’s visit in April 1952.

Some citizens of Kalimpong. April 1952.


Some citizens of Kalimpong. April 1952.

Some citizens of Kalimpong. April 1952.

Kalimpong, April 1952, during Jawaharlal Nehru’s visit. View from 9th Mile towards the town. Taken from Himalayan Hotel, Tamang Gumba area. In the immediate foreground is the unfinished structure of Novelty Hall. Deolo can be seen towards the top right. MacFarlane church can be seen in the left above “Industrial”.

Kalimpong, April 1952, during Jawaharlal Nehru’s visit. View of Thakurbari from the ground level of the Gompu’s Hotel turning. Clearly seen is the SDO office on top of hill and also the boundaries of the Thakurbari Masjid area.

All photographs from the website of the Photo Division of the Govt. of India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Thanks to Mr. Tenpa for discovering the photographs and for recognizing landmarks.

3 thoughts on “Photographs – More photos from 1952 (Nehru’s visit)

  1. JAYA CHHETRI

    Arts and Crafts: a lost glory.My grandmother used to teach in the primary school of Arts and Crafts.The photos brought tears in my eyes.Kalimpong is very beautiful,please preserve the beauty.Thank you very much for sharing the photos.Its priceless.

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