A FUNCTION IN LAHORE 17TH FEBRUARY 1917 IN COMMEMORATION – KHAN BAHADUR TITLE SIRAJUDDIN PUBLISHER KASHMEERI BAZAAR – INVITATION OF YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER ABDUR RAHMAN CHUGHTAI

A FUNCTION IN LAHORE 17TH FEBRUARY 1917 IN COMMEMORATION
KHAN BAHADUR TITLE SIRAJUDDIN PUBLISHER KASHMEERI BAZAAR
INVITATION OF  YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER ABDUR RAHMAN CHUGHTAI
Khan Bahadur Sirajuddin 1917

Photography was a passion with Abdur Rahman Chughtai. He had got his hand on a wooden box camera and he fitted plates in it, and photographed many famous families of Lahore. Some of them still had plates he made, as well as photographs he did. In a very interesting way his specialty was colouring the black and white photographs with a spray pen of aerograph. His aerographic spray became famous in Lahore. One of his most famous work was that of an Englishman, who was Director Education in Lahore. His colouring of Dr Allama Iqbal’s work is well known.

Jahangeer Mausoleum

There was a function at Jahangeer’s mausoleum in Lahore to celebrate the award of Khan Bahadur title to publisher Sirajuddin of Kashmeeri Bazaar. The artist was there in a group photograph but that went missing in time. In any case there is some record left and we can share that in time. A famous family of Mochi Darwaza too retained these plates till some time back, but when they shifted their house, we lost track of them. We do know that the son of that person used to work in united Bank Limited. If they read this. they can get in touch with us.

Khan Bahadur Sirajuddin 1919

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