The last visit to India I found these photos in my aunts house at Chennai ,
I was attracted to it because of the celebrities in it .
I knew that Dr Sreedevi or Thangamuedathi as we fondly called her a cousin sister of my mother from Valliyil tharavadu in Parappanangadi was in the photos along with Pandit Jawarhalal Nehru Indias first prime minister along with Ms Indira Gandhi his daughter and sri Morarji Desai .
A photo where one could pose with three prime ministers of India was something different so I quickly recorded it for posterity and tried to find out the occasion when this happened .
Another aunt of mine Ms Parvathy Menon a writer herself answered my queries .
Dr Sreedevi graduated from Kilpauk medical college chennai in Ayurvedic medicine
( I think it was integrated medicine )
incidentally myself and my wife studied in this college and it is close to our hearts ,
those days it was called the Indian college of medicine .
Dr Sreedevi after graduation went to Dehradun and worked as resident doctor in Kanya Gurukul where she was very popular and known as Dr Behenji .
She married Dr Nambiar in 1947 and moved to Hubli where they practised for many years .
She was socially very active in Hubli and was its muncipal councillar when these dignitaries visited and thus the photo
I love to delve into the rich tapestry of my family but to get correct information is a problem with few sources .