It’s my dad Navaratnasingam Mohanraj‘s 77th birthday today, and he just posted this photo from January 1953:
“after my early years at Holy Family Convent and St. Henry’s College at Ilavalai, I was sent to board with my Uncle Amirthanayagam and Auntie Alex, to attend St.Patrick’s College in Jaffna.
soon after , I was joined by Ketheeswaran, the eldest son of our close family friends, Aiyathurai Mama and Muthu Auntie, from Vavuniya,
one day Kethees went to Bharat Studio and got himself photographed. upon seeing it, I promptly got a little depressed, (maybe jealous too!)
sensing it, Papa took me to Sellams Studio. Papa’s tie is a little too big for me, isn’t it?…”