60 Rare Photos of India That Will Destroy Everything You Knew about The Past

Amazing Pictures

These stunning photographs of famous people and places of India revealing the side you have never seen before which will leave you baffled with the eras that have come and gone. I am sure most of the pictures will surprise and provoke your thoughts to dig up history of great India.

A young AR Rahman with Yesudas

Actress Madhubala Photoshoot for LIFE Magazine

A rare photo of APJ Abdul Kalam from his College Days

Amitabh Bachchan and his Family – 1970

Bombay in 1950

A Rare picture of First President of India Dr. Rajender Prasad

Rolls Royce Depot – Bombay

Phoolan Devi – the Bandit Queen of India in the early 1980

The first Indian Cricket team tour to England – 1886

Death of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa with a young Vivekananda ( 4th from left ) Mourning

Rabindranath Tagore With Sir Maurice Gwyer and Dr. S. Radhakrishnan at Sinha Sadan after the Oxford University Convocation on 7 August 1940

Young Sachin Tendulkar & Vinod Kambli


Pranab Mukharjee three decade ago

Opera house mg road in Bangalore – 1950’s

Netaji Subash Candra Bose and parents

Naval Tata, Ratan Tata and Noel Tata

Mahatma Gandhi’s Last photo

A Very rare photo of Nathuram Godse, who shot Mahathma Gandhi

This was the last time when Netaji was caught by Britishers

Anna Hazare as an Army man

A rare photo Indian Cricketers Sachin, Sehwag and Zaheer partying & dancing

Chandrashekhar Azad dead body

Death sentence judgement poster of bhagat singh, sukhdev, rajguru and others(1930)

Indian Wrestler The Great Khali

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Nehru watching the snake charmer

Dr. Ambedkar with family of some of his associates

Kapil Dev and Indira Gandhi

Kapil Dev, Shah rukh and Sohail Khan playing football

Miss Universe Sushmita Sen and Miss World Aishwarya Rai in the 90s

A photograph depicting the marriage of HH Yuvaraja Sir Sri Kantirava Narasinharaja Wadiyar to HH Yuvrani Kempu Cheluvammanniyavaru Urs in Mysore in 1910

Ooty in Tamil Nadu – 1880

Prof. R Narasimhan, Architect of the First Digital Computer in India [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Automatic Calculator-TIFRAC]

An Extremely rare picture of Rabindranath Tagore & Albert Einstein together

Randhir Kapoor, Raj Kapoor and Rekha (1970)

Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli while studying in school

Sarla Thakral was only 21 year old when she became the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license (1936)

Satyagrahis Demostrating Against British Rule

Secundrabagh, Lucknow, After the Slaughter of 2,000 Rebels, With the Skeletons Lying Around – 1858

Shahrukh Khan and Gauri in their young age

Sir CV Raman explaining Raman effect

Sir Mohinder Dhillon, The cockerel-fighter from Punjab who became one of Africa’s greatest cameramen, pictured on the deck of British Navy ship in Kenya, 1967

Student of university of Madras (1948) – While studying late night, Students used to tie their hairs to a nail in the wall for keeping themselves awake.

The First Freedom Struggle of India in 1857 – two men hanged by British

Indian Cricket Team 1994 having a lighter moment in the dressing room

A Rare picture at shooting spot of Yash Chopra, Anil Kapoor & Sridevi

The late actress Zohra Sehgal at her young acting career

Gabbar Singh on Glucose – D biscuit advertisement poster

Zeenat Aman winning second runner up in the Miss India contest 1970

Zeenat Aman in Air India Advertisement

Subash Candhra Bose meeting with Hitler

Swami Vivekananda and Narasimhacharya (standing) in America. This is one of the first pictures of Swami Vivekananda in America

Jawaharlal Nehru meeting Albert Einstein at Princeton, USA, 1949

MS Dhoni childhood photo

Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor in a single photo

Lady Mountbatten receives a farewell embrace from Governor-General of India C. Rjagopalachari, 1948

Flora Fountain,Bombay 1880

Seetha Devi – Indian silent film acctress in 1925

Aerial view of Maidan Kolkata 1870

Finally Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in NCC during his childhood days


Source: Desinama