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The world of Raghu Rai through his photographs

  • Raghu Rai, Indira Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa in prayer, 1995.

  • Raghu Rai, Indira Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa

    Indira Gandhi against the Himalayas in 1972, after the Shimla Agreement. Rai recollects how in those times, photographers would have such easy access to the country’s leaders.

  • Raghu Rai, Indira Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa

    The Dalai Lama with the Himalayas in the backdrop, 1990.

  • Raghu Rai, Indira Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa

    Bal Thackeray, Mumbai, 2000.

  • Raghu Rai, Indira Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa

    M S Subbulakshmi in concert, 1986.

  • Raghu Rai, Indira Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa

    Naga sadhus in the akhara at the Mahakumbh, 2013.

  • Raghu Rai, Indira Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa

    Preparing the Mandala during Kalchakra in Ladakh, 2014.

  • Raghu Rai, Indira Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa

    Visitors at Kanyakumari, 2005. The place is close to Rai’s heart, for he finds “joy in Mother India’s feet”.

  • Raghu Rai, Indira Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa

    The first picture Raghu Rai ever took is of a baby donkey in a village in Haryana. It was published in The Times, London, on a half page with a byline, in 1965. This photograph was the beginning of his long photo journalistic career.

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