Since 1999

I consider myself to be a well-read person about Indian cinema history. I have read practically all the books and articles written about it since the thirties.

So, it was a shock to learn about this young inventor from Jabalpur, who all by himself learned about color photography and cinematography. He communicated with the best color laboratories in the world in the 50s. He did enough independent work to get three patents awarded for this work by the Indian Patent Office. He even corresponded with Prem Adib about making commercial use of his process. Unfortunately, delays happened, Prem Adib passed away and the foreign companies with established processes and laboratories took over and dominated, specially from the mid-60s.

His story has been written in a book by the inventor's son Dr P S Shrivastava, who kindly sent me a copy of his book. His contact info is:

Cell Phone: 9303106209

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Here is the cover page:

Now You Know!


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