Diwan Manibhai Jashbhai Desai

Diwan Manibhai Jashbhai Desai (1844 – 1900)

Honoured as the Rao Bahadur in 1875, he became the Diwan of Kutch in 1883 and then was the Diwan of Baroda between 1890 and 1895. Biggingee Sorabjee Poochee was a Bombay born Parsi photographer, who went to Australia in 1863 and opened a studio in Ipswich. He later he came back to Bombay in 1890’s.

Gelatin silver print on cabinet card
6.5 x 4 in. (16.5 x 10.2 cm.)
Photographer: B. S. Poochee (active 1863-1904), c. 1890