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 23 Nov 2009 @ 5:04 PM 
 

original photograph of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi

 


I am posting this as it appeared in the New Indian Express,  18th November 2009….i captured the photograph from the newspaper, using my cellphone, and am posting it alongside the write-up..
A freedom fighter from Belgaum claims that he is in possession of the Original photograph of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. “The photograph was taken by Halfman, a British photographer, when the Rani was 15yrs old….”..says Vithal Rao Yalgi, an 86 yr old freedom fighter from Belgaum, Karnataka.
Laxmibai was born in the year 1835 and the photo was taken at the Jhansi palace in 1850. The photograph shows Laxmibai, with her traditional ornaments, which were given to her by Nanasaheb Peshwa of Pune, who also joined her in the freedom struggle against the British.The Rani’s photo was� exhibited in Bhopal on August 19th and the Academicians of the History department of Bhopal University� also agreed that the photo was indeed of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. Some of the original documents and records preserved by the Madhya Pradesh govt also support that the� picture taken by Halfman is original.Vithalrao Yalgi told Indian Express that he received the photograph from a person called Thakur, whose father and grandfather took part in the freedom struggle. Yalgi said that the photograph would be unveiled at the Swatantrya Yodha Bhavan in Belgaum on November 19th as that was the Birthday of Rani Laxmibai.

Readers may also like to check this site…….

http://gyandotcom.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/the-original-photgraph-of-jhansi-ki-rani-1850-gyandotcom-exclusive/

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  1. deleted says:

    thanks for this …i love you manikarnika….

  2. Shatrughan Saxena says:

    can someone share that pic with me azaadshatru@yahoo.com …… Please please this will be of great help for me.

  3. Shatrughan Saxena says:

    can someone share that pic with me azaadshatru@yahoo.com …… Please please this will be of great help for me.

  4. Inder M VIG. says:

    more or less the picture resembles Mdhubala….

  5. Mangal Pandey says:

    you got a great heart gene…………thanks! i was rather skeptic as to how will you take my comment.thanks for being a sport!

  6. gene deby says:

    thank you Mangal…my very purpose in posting this here, was not merely sharing……i have my doubts abt this photo myself….but i am not in a position to ascertain whether this photograph is genuine or otherwise….precisely the reason why i posted it here……critical comments, of any nature, are most welcome…..who knows..this will eventually lead us to the truth , this way or that…..

  7. Mangal Pandey says:

    this is fake, am sorry to say this, but at that time, the images had sepia tone, then, Indian queen, will not give such pose to a firangi photographer, at the most it had to be a full size portrait., moreover, a queen, even if ready for a photograph, it ought to be a big occasion at that time and she would have been in her full jewelery. great effort though deby, and i am rather angry at the News paper which published such photo graph without any authentication, and i also wonder at such great souls here posting comments in awe, except perhaps Moe M, who thought rationally.

  8. Thanks, Gene …..you”ve done a wonderful job.

  9. snehal says:

    thanks for sharing this rare pic of Rani Laxmibai….

  10. Subir Chanda says:

    I appreciate your generousity in distributing the priceless photograph amongst us. Thank you very very much for this rare picture.

  11. arya aperna says:

    thanks for sharing.

  12. asha says:

    ek mahaan ””nari””…………….jis ne apni virta se sab ko jhuka diya……………………..salaam hai us ko ..n thanx a lot for sharing

  13. tanuj neogi says:

    We”re habituated to seeing Rani Laxmibai in warrior”s attire but this is a rare kind of picture of the great soul…It resembles more to a film artist of 1950s than to a brave queen…However, it shows some kind of determination & self-confidence which r required to carry through one”s conviction…Thanks Deby for sharing such a precious photo…The reproduction of the photo through mobile camera also deserves appreciation…

  14. Laxmi says:

    thanxs for sharing…..u hv a thoughtful mind Gene…….

  15. Pradeep says:

    Nice share gene……. waise pic dekh kar kaun kah sakta hai ki lady had the iron fist “Khoob ladi mardaani woh to jhaasi waali rani thi” …… thnx for the share

  16. aaj tumne kya baath kar di……dear Gene……….u hav done such a gr8 job dear…………..my frnd…………a lady like her ……”Rani Lakshmi Bai” shud take rebirth in this world in the same face n boldness …na???…………..thodi der ke liye …….dil mei sannata sa chha jaatha hai …….jub hum unke chehre ki ore dekh kar……..unki jeevan gatha ko yaad karthe hai ………..indeed u hav done a gr8 job Gene…………….no word of thnx……..my best wishes dear……..keep itup…………..tc

  17. INDRESH says:

    thank for sharing …..

  18. Rani Laxmi Bai ka original photograph dekhna apne mein ak bahut badi baat hai.

  19. Aameen Khan says:

    Thanks for sharing……. you too are a good photographer.

  20. Seems to be unbelievable beautiful photograph.

  21. Moe M says:

    wow if true it will be awesome but then again the clarity of the pic does not go with pics taken in those times – pics those days tended to have that sepia tone – plus wonder how the pic stayed clear all through there years unless it was kept in a climate controlled box or something – again these are just my thoughts since I am not in any capacity an authority on photography of those periods and for all I know this must be a genuine photograph and if so it is simply awesome and my she must have been one pretty lady and must have left a trail of broken hearts -

  22. manav Chak says:

    thanks a lot for shering this…………………………
    this is like a wonder”s how is this possiable

  23. A lot of thanks madam for sharing the photograph of Maharani Laxmi bai.

  24. Mukesh Gupta says:

    Very nice post………..Rani Laxmi Bai an inspiration for all the womans………….thanks for sharing this

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