January 15, 2012

Photo Journalist Homai Vyarawalla died at 98

An era in photo-journalism in India came to an end with the death of India's first woman photo-journalist Homai Vyarawalla at the age of 98.

Homai Vyarawalla breathed her last at a private hospital in Vadodara on Sunday morning. Her husband Maneckshaw Vyarawall died in 1970.

Homai was born on December 9, 1913 to a Parsi family. She was brought up in Mumbai and later moved to Delhi in 1942. She not only worked with the British Information Services, but also played a key role in taking photo journalism to the next level in independent India.

Homai Vyarawalla was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in January 2011.

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