My grandfather was meticulously hard working. It was said in the family that one could tell what time it was by seeing what he was doing.
Center, family retainer. Right, Brindaban Nath Khanna, my paternal grandfather sitting on chair with my father, Mohan Lall Khanna, on his lap. Left, my father's sister (my aunt). Lahore. 1910
My maternal grandfather, with my mother Sushila. Meerut. c. 1920.
My maternal uncle. Meerut. c. 1925-30
Roshanara Club, New Delhi. 1945.
My father, Mohan Lall Khanna is second from the left in the standing row of men; my mother, Sushila Khanna is second on the left of the cricket bats and my sister Roop is to her left.
Extended family. Malhotra Residence, Kanpur, 1950.
My father, Mohan Lall Khanna is seated at the extreme left; my mother Sushila Khanna is seated third from the right; my sister Roop is standing third from the right and her husband Kailash is to her left; I am the fourth boy from the left seated on the ground. The occasion is the wedding of one of my cousins seated in the center.
© Ashok Khanna. Published July 2019.
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