Rudyard Kipling British Nobel Laureate From Bombay, 1926 Postcard

Rudyard Kipling British Nobel Laureate From Bombay, 1926 PC

An old 1926 photo postcard of the great Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling from Bombay, now Mumbai. Not many may be aware that Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay. He was born to Alice and Lockwood Kipling in 1865. Lockwood was a professor at the J J School of Art (Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy) which was then under the British administration.

He was instrumental in the design of Crawford Market Fountain’s decorative panels. He also designed the uniforms and decorations for the Delhi Durbar in 1877. His son Rudyard Kipling gained worldwide acclaim after he was honored with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. He was the first Englishman to get this award for literature.

Read more Once Upon a Time: The Inside Story of Rudyard Kipling’s Mumbai Connection and ‘The Jungle Book’

Did you know – Kipling would regularly visit Simla (Shimla), to escape the oppressive heat when he was working as a journalist in Lahore.

From the collection – M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Drawing 1964 (#19)Newly Completed Gateway Of India Mumbai 1924, Newly Completed Parliament House New Delhi, 1927, Old Book 1911 – The Indian Coronation Durbar., Narayan Pillai Street In British Era Bangalore, 1920 Postcard.