Photographs of the early members of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Dear Friends,

As a part of our ongoing series on the early period of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, we are publishing some photographs of the early members of the Ashram. Most of these rare photographs are from the Nirmal Nahar Papers and Photographs preserved at the Archives of Overman Foundation.

With warm regards,

Anurag Banerjee


Overman Foundation.


Sri Aurobindo with Bijoy Nag, Suresh Chandra Chakraborty (Moni) and Nolini Kanta Gupta.

                                         Sahana Devi

                                      Dilip Kumar Roy

                                        Prithwi Singh Nahar.

                       Nolini Kanta Gupta, Anilbaran Roy, Pavitra and Arjava.

                                              Nolini Kanta Gupta

                                         Nishikanto Roy Chowdhury


                         Harindranath Chattopadhyaya and Amal Kiran.

                                        Harindranath Chattopadhyaya.


                                        Bansidhar, Nolinineswar and Kantilal.

                                              Bijoy Nag

(From Left to Right: Saraswati-ben, Dayakar, Satyakarma, Unknown, Sailen, Ambalal Balakrishna Purani, Dilip Kumar Roy and Tajdar Begum.


                                         Anil Kumar Bhattacharya

                                        Amal Kiran alias K.D. Sethna



  1. SURESH TYAGI said,

    November 14, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Dear Anurag ji
    You are creating wonders through your FOUNDATION !
    Thanks and GOOD WISHES.

  2. Pilar Nieto said,

    November 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    For us, living miles and miles away from India, this is a treasure. Thank you very much.

    Fundación Centro Sri Aurobindo Barcelona

  3. Nilanjan Chatterjee said,

    November 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Photographs are OLD, but their import
    is FRESH & NEW !

  4. K.VIJAYA KUMAR said,

    November 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Dear Anuragji, Thank you very much for the wonderful photos.

    with warm regards<
    vijaya kumar

  5. Tanushree Pal said,

    November 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks so much, its so beautiful . well done . Keep up this beautiful work.
    Tanushree Pal

  6. November 15, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Trailing clouds of glory they came along with the Master and the Divine Mother. Took birth on this earth to serve Them all their life. Wonderful !

  7. Vivek said,

    November 15, 2011 at 5:24 am

    A Historic great collection

  8. Dr Parul Mohan said,

    November 16, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Great Photographs Anurag-da,
    Thanks a lot and best wishes
    Dr Parul Mohan

  9. November 16, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Dear Anurag,
    You’ve done a good job. Old memories are rejuvenated.Thanks and best wishes.

    Arundhati Chatterjee

  10. Srikant J. said,

    November 16, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I believe in the 1st photo behind Sri Aurobindo the young lad standing is Amrita-da.


    • Anurag Banerjee said,

      December 1, 2011 at 9:25 am

      No, Srikant-ji. The young gentleman is not K. Amrita. He was a Tamil Christian named Dumont.

      With warm regards,


  11. Mrs.T.Rathi said,

    November 18, 2011 at 7:25 am

    We are able to get true pictures of people and situations which otherwise we would not get a chance to view.Thank you.


  12. Victor G.M said,

    February 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Muchas gracias, realmente magnifico !!!

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