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CHICAGO CALCUTTA (Kolkatta)Some photos of the City in which I grew up CALCUTTA (continued..) VISAKHAPATNAM NEW DELHI HYDERABAD BOMBAY (Mumbai) UDAIPUR MADRAS (Chennai) RAJASTHAN BANGALORE -1 BANGALORE -2
CLICK TO ENLARGE - My late, beloved father; Capt G.B.Chaturvedi,(1926 - 1998); Indian Airlines Co-Pilot, from 1957 to 1988, when he retired. CLICK TO ENLARGE - My late, beloved father; Capt G.B.Chaturvedi,(1926 - 1998); Indian Airlines Co-Pilot, from 1957 to 1988, when he retired. Calcutta ! First capitol of British India. VICTORIA MEMORIAL - was built in honour of, Her Majesty Her Royal Highness, the late Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901); the first 'Empress of British India'; the longest reign in the British monarchy. Calcutta ! First capitol of British India. VICTORIA MEMORIAL - was built in honour of, Her Majesty Her Royal Highness, the late Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901); the first 'Empress of British India'; the longest reign in the British monarchy. Calcutta ! First capitol of British India. VICTORIA MEMORIAL - was built in honour of, Her Majesty Her Royal Highness, the late Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901); the first 'Empress of British India'; the longest reign in the British monarchy. Calcutta ! First capitol of British India. VICTORIA MEMORIAL - was built in honour of, Her Majesty Her Royal Highness, the late Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901); the first 'Empress of British India'; the longest reign in the British monarchy. Eden Gardens; Calcutta's Cricket Test Match Grounds is the worlds largest cricket stadium;  Capacity - 96,000 spectators
 This is the only photograpgh of my Dad in full-uniform, that I could find. My Dad had grown a beard during the last year of his retirement; due to excessive worries, because of me being away and other family matters. HE WAS A GOOD-LOOKING FELLOW OTHERWISE  My Respectful & beloved, dear Mother; Mrs Suman Chaturvedi.  My youngest sister, ( MY LATE FATHERS MOST FAVOURITE OF KIDS ) Miss Anushila Chaturvedi (b.1966); Marketing Representative, KLM Airlines; Calcutta.  My youngest sister getting ready to go to office at 8.00 a.m.  My oldest sister Bhavna (Anuradha)  My Family with Mom, Guddu (Anuraj), Chetna (Anupriya), & Bhavna (Anuradha), on vacation.  My mom with my nephew Arun (Anupriya's son) and Anushila
 My Family with Sweety (Anushila), Chetna (Anupriya), Mom & Bhavna (Anuradha), on vacation, visiting my maternal Aunt in Dehradun. (1992) My Middle sister Chetna's (Anupriya) wedding in Bombay. Dad, Mom, Chetna and Sweety are seen in the picture  (2002) Myself at the dinner table with family, when I visited India after 23 long years. MY DAD HAD EXPIRED BY THEN !  Myself and my youngest sister Sweety (Anushila) getting ready to go out, for dinner at the Schools FOUNDERS DAY celebration party  Me and my young niece Anushka (Guddu's daughter)  Myself with Mom, Paternal-Aunt and Great Paternal-Aunt at home. CLICK TO ENLARGE - Myself, with one of my first cousins Rajat (a Flight Attendant with Indian Airlines, training to be a Commercial Pilot); and my brother Guddu
 My younger brother Guddu and one of my cousins Rashmi (Rajats' sister). She is living in Manchester, England; married to an Indian Merchant Navy, Sea-Captain  My younger brother Guddu getting ready to go to work at 8.00 a.m.  My late Great Grandfather's country house; which he built around 1910, in 'Mallehpur', Monghyr(district), BIHAR. Presently the house is in a dilapidated state & badly in need of repairs !  Myself on the inside balcony; overlooking the inside square courtyard  Overlooking the inside square courtyard of the house. Our house is in a dilapidated state & badly in need of repairs Myself on top of the house balcony; that overlooks the square courtyard
Myself on our small Farm in 'Mallehpur', Monghyr(district), BIHAR; We grow mainly RICE, WHEAT, SUGARCANE & MAIZE (Corn) during different seasons. Presently our farm needs Capital Investment; ( a new Tractor-trailer, an alumunium grain silo, fencing of the property perimeter, organic fertilizers, )due to years of neglect !!  Myself with the flock grazing on our fields Myself on the top floor of the house  Mom and myself standing on the roof of the house, early in the morning, before breakfast  Me and mom in the vegeatable-garden ( plant-nursery ), in the backyard of the house CLICK TO ENLARGE - Mom and myself standing on the old water-well by the Restrooms Myself with mom under my Great-grandfather Mr J. P. Chaturvedi's marble bust commerated for him at Mallehpur railway station. The Mallehpur village TRAIN-STATION and the RAILWAY-YARD was built on my Great-grandfathers' property, that he had willingly donated to the State of 'BIHAR'
200 acres is all, that is left of my great Grand-fathers, once thriving 'Agricultural-farm' ( Some of the property was sold; some donated during the 'Famine years', by my great Grand Father to the poor peasants & the rest reclaimed by the State of Bihar for various devolopment projects )  Younger brother and mom out by the fields  Mom and myself standing by the fields, at sunset The lush green fields of our farm Sri Kant - One of the farm care-takers son. His Great-grandfather used to be our farm manager, in charge of grain production & harvesting. The family still helps us out as caretaker & security, for a percentage of the grain production as remuneration. They are extremely happy as we have given them more than enough !! Myself up in the hills, in Mallehpur, Monghyr, North Bihar Rajput - The eldest of the farm care-takers son and my ride to the dam, up in the distant hills on his Scooter. His Great-grandfather used to be our farm manager, in charge of grain production & harvesting. The family still helps us out as caretaker & security, for a percentage of the grain production as remuneration. They are extremely happy as we have given them more than enough !!
My brother Mr Anuraj Kumar Chaturvedi, ( Account-Superintendent; Indian Airlines ) on the roof of the house Myself and my younger brother Anuraj Chaturvedi My brother in the front courtyard of the house Overlooking 'Mallehpur',(far-right) in the valley below, by river 'Quil' View of 'Mallehpur', in the distant, from the 'Shiva' temple up in the hills Myself standing on the slope of the hill; overlooking the banks of River 'Quil', Mallehpur, Monghyr, North Bihar Up in the hills; by the newly constructed reservoir/dam in Mallehpur, North Bihar