The NDTV 25 Greatest Global Living Indians is a list of prominent Indians awarded by NDTV on its silver jubilee celebrations. The ceremony was presided by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 14 December 2013.
NDTV was looking for a Corporate Event Photographer in Delhi. I was hired to capture these eminent people in their most Candid self and their interaction with each other. The function was organised in two parts. The panel discussion, that took place at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi and the award ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. You may check out the event at Rashtrapati Bhavan by clicking Here :
When old friends meet : The Big B and Waheeda Rehaman engrossed in a soulful conversation.
Amitabh Bachchan in various moods. The Big-B refused to go to the stage without Shah Rukh. Said, he feels scared to speak on a stage and that ShahRukh was the one who has to do the talking. Shah rukh’s Flight was late and he could not reach the venue on time. Amitabh Bachchan picked up the phone and started pleading with Shahrukh to reach quickly. It was after much cajoling and persuasion, that he agreed to go the stage without Shahrukh.
A Visibly worried Amitabh Bachcha.
The Panel Discussion starts without Shahrukh Kahan. Panalists : Amitabh Bachcha, Waheeda Rehman, AR Rehman,
Finally Shahrukh Khan arrives after some flight delays, but yet in time to participate in the panel discussion.
Shahrukh Khan, the king of Indian Cinema, takes a bow as he steps on the Stage.
Amitabh Bachcha and Shahrukh Khan during the panel discussion.
AR Rehman, very calm and always with a failt smile.
Queen of yester years, Jaya Bhaduri Bachcha in a candid moment.
Amitabh Bachcha with Wife Jaya Bhaduri Bachcha and daughter Sweta Bachcha.
Jaya Bhaduri Meets her old pal, Waheeda Rehman.
Beautiful and elegant as ever, Waheeda Rehman makes a point during a conversation.
Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language, and the Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard University.
Prashant Bhushan is an Indian lawyer, activist and politician. He is noted for his use of public interest litigation to support a number of causes related to corruption, environmental protection and human rights.
PAdma Vibhushan, Fali Sam Nariman is a distinguished Indian Constitutional jurist and senior advocate to the Supreme Court of India since 1971 and has remained the President of the Bar Association of India since 1991.
Anish Kapoor Greets vikram Seth, as Homi K Bhaba looks on. Sir Anish Kapoor, CBE RA is an Indian sculptor. Born in Bombay, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design.
Anish Kappor Greets Amartya Sen, the Nobel laureate.
Anish Kapoor and Homi K Bhaba greet each other.
A Candid Moment : Fali Nariman and Homi K Bhaba.
Zubin Mehta, an Indian Parsi conductor of Western classical music, is surrounded by young NDTV journalists for an interview. He is the Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Main Conductor for Valencia’s opera house.
Zubin Mehta makes a point.
Photographer Dayanita Singh : A candid Moment with Prannoy Ray.
Vikram Chandra, CEO and Executive Director of NDTV shares a candid moment with Prannoy Ray.
Panel Discussion : (Left to right) Barkha Dutt, Narayan Murthi, Y K Hamied, Amartya Sen.
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen: An intellectual giant, Amartya Sen has placed development at the heart of democracy, society and policy.
Arun Shourie greets Omar Abdullah.
Fali S Nariman greets Narayan Murthi.
Barkha Dutt takes some out to memorise the dialogues she would speak during the panel discussion.
A Candid Moment : Narayan Murthi and Arun Shourie give a high Five to each other.
Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy CBE, commonly referred to as Narayana Murthy, is an Indian IT industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys, a multinational corporation providing business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services.
Narayan Murthi and Prannoy Roy share a candid moment of friendship.
Left :Narayan Murthi and Prannoy Roy share a candid moment of friendship. Right : Barkha dutt greets YK Hamied.
M S Swaminathan. His Green Revolution fed a hungry India and came to the rescue of millions of farmers.
Prannoy Roy prepares for thePanel Discussion.
MS Swaminathan shares a personal moment with Prannoy Roy.
The second session of The Solutions Summit moderated by Vikram Chandra had a power packed panel: Omar Abdullah – Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir Swapan Das Gupta – Senior journalist & political commentator Rajan Anandan – Head, Google India Ashutosh Varshney – Professor of International Studies & Social Sciences, Brown University Suhel Seth – Managing Partner of Counselage India and Founder of Equus Naina Lal Kidwai – President, FICCI and Country Head, HSBC India & Director, HSBC Asia Pacific
Omar Abdullah and Suhel Seth greet each other.
A heated conversation does on back stage.
Vikram Seth is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award.
The Solutions Summit’s first session. Moderated by Dr Prannoy Roy Nobel Laureate – Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Bharat Ratna Awardee and Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister – Professor C N R Rao, Father of the Green Revolution in India – Professor M S Swaminathan N Chandrasekaran – CEO and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services.
Noble Lauereat Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, and Vikram Seth share a personal moment.
Left : MS Swaminathan is an Indian geneticist and international administrator, renowned for his leading role in India’s “Green Revolution, Middle : CNR Rao : C.N.R. Rao, is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry. He currently serves as the Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. Right : Y K Hamied is a leading Indian scientist and chairman of Cipla, a socially conscious generic pharmaceuticals company
Left : Noble Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen Right : Vikram Seth
Noble Lauereat Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan shares a candid moment with Prannoy Roy.
CNR Rao and Prannoy Roy Greet each other.
Omar Abdullah : CM Jammu and Kashmir. Suhel Seth : One of India’s most admired marketing and management gurus and a highly-regarded columnist.