The Mother’s Photographs with Indian Political Leaders

Dear Friends,

The Mother had proclaimed on 15 August 1954: “From the first time I came to India—in 1914—I felt that India is my true country, the country of my soul and spirit… I am French by birth and early education, I am Indian by choice and predilection. In my consciousness there is no antagonism between the two, on the contrary, they combine very well and complete one another.”

After India achieved her independence in August 1947, several prominent political leaders of the nation had visited Pondicherry to pay their respects to the Mother.

Some photographs of the Mother with Indian political leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Kumarasami Kamaraj, Indira Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Uchharangrai Navalshankar Dhebar, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Surendra Mohan Ghosh and Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee have been published in the online forum of Overman Foundation.

With warm regards,
Anurag Banerjee
Overman Foundation.


1The Mother with Surendra Mohan Ghosh and Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.

2The Mother with Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.

3The Mother with Uchharangrai Navalshankar Dhebar, former President of Indian National Congress.

4The Mother with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Kumarasami Kamaraj, Indira Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

5The Mother with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

6The Mother with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

7The Mother with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and his associates.

Rajendra prasadrajendra prasad 1The Mother with Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India. Also is seen the message in the Mother’s own handwriting which she had given to Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

mother with nandini satpathy

The Mother with Indira Gandhi and Nandini Satpathy, former Chief Minister of Orissa.

14The Mother with Indira Gandhi.

15The Mother with Varahagiri Venkata Giri, former President of India.

16The Mother with Varahagiri Venkata Giri. Also seen in this photograph: Nolini Kanta Gupta, Champaklal and Tara Jauhar.


(Photographs courtesy: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry)



  1. beni said,

    July 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    great work Anuragda , keep up the good work

  2. anraya12 said,

    July 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Splendid! thanks a lot Anurag. Wonderful effort on your part.

  3. Gour Mohanty said,

    July 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    It is a very Important Collection .I believe some more like KM munshi etc might be there .

  4. August 2, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Reblogged this on The Mother's Lasso.

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