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Google doodle pays tribute to India's first female photo-journalist Homai Vyarawalla
Internet search engine giant Google honours the first female photo-journalist of India, Homai Vyarawalla, with a sketch doodle consisting of black-and-white and sepia line drawings. Vyarawalla's black-and-white sketch holding a camera that has been shown as the second 'o' of the logo. The sepia sketch shows the life in then Bombay.

The doodle on the home page of Google appeared on Vyarawalla's 104th birthday on December 9 who was also code-named 'Dalda 13' in the photo archives. For her outstanding work, she was awarded Padma Vibhushan by the Indian government.

Vyarawalla was born on 9 December 1913 to a Parsi family at Navsari in Gujarat. Vyarawalla spent her childhood moving from place to place with her father's travelling theatre company. After moving to Bombay, Homai Vyarawalla studied at Bombay University and the Sir JJ School of Art.

Photography was her passion and she learned the skill from a friend in her teens and started exploring life in Bombay through her camera and took amazing photographs. By the time she became an adult she had developed excellent insights in still photography that took her to places.

She photographed world and Indian leaders such as Ho Chi Minh, Dwight D Eisenhower, John F Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II, Lord Mountbatten, the Dalai, Mahatma Gandhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru.

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