He is in one of the HMV recording rooms with staff artists. They are recording a song, or background or title music for a film. Most likely early 50s. The photo was sent to me by Iqbal Ajmeri, his son. He has identified a few people, we would like to know if people can recognize more.
Extreme left on piano is Kersi Mistry. son of Phorozshah Mistry, music director of the first talkie. Next on the left, the person with a Hawaiian guitar on his knee is Nand Kumar. Next, standing tall is Master Ebrahim, conducting the orchestra. Extreme right on tabla is Mangeshkar. Guy next to him on flute is Kenkre.
Now You Know!