"My grandmother, Anjalai Amma was in jail for more than four and half years.She gave birth to her last son in the jail itself . My grand father Murugappa and my maternal aunt Leelavathy and her husband Jamadhagni were also freedom fighters.Her biography is included in viii std Tamil text book[second semester book]." Courtesy:... Continue Reading →
Congress Party Member of Parliament, Lalitha Rajagopalan, with President Zakir Hussain, New Delhi (date unknown) (Photo contributed by her daughter Priya Rajagopalan)
S. Manjubhashini was active in the Indian freedom movement. Family stories abound about her deep commitment to the Swadeshi movement and the neighbourhood bonfires of British goods that she organized. She also founded Bala Mandir in 1948, one of the first orphanages of independent India.
The late Fathimath Saeed, the 1st first lady of the Maldives (wife of Amin Didi), 1984. Photo contributed by her grand daughter Farah Faizal.
Mariyam Saeed and Fathimath Saeed, circa 1940s (sisters and former first ladies of the Maldives). Fathimath Saeed was married to the 1st President and was the first first lady. Mariyam Saeed was married to Ibrahim Nasir who later became the 2nd President of the Maldives. Both are sisters. Photo contributed by Fathimath Saeed's grand daughter... Continue Reading →