Faces of India – 263

Faces of India,

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here…

Siddaramaiah Chief Minister Karnataka faces of india

He is Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of Karnataka, India. I got the golden opportunity of taking his photograph when he came to inaugurate the Grand Mercure Hotel of Mysuru. I was there on assignment to do the hotel review. I had plans to take more good pictures of him but had to be satisfied with this one. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah came and went like a breeze to the event! He was there at the event for hardly ten minutes. He cut the ribbon and unveiled the foundation plaque of the hotel.

While we all expected him to speak a few words to the crowd that gathered there he bid goodbye to us. All of us were a bit disappointed. This event was some how fitted in to his busy schedule. I must say the hotel and hotel staff is lucky to have such an esteemed guest to the event even though it was for just 10 minutes.

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23 Responses

  1. Well it is obvious. He has many important jobs to do than this. Great that you could click such a lovely close up.

  2. Cloudia says:

    He must have been pleased. Did you tell him about this series that deserves a show?

    • Indrani Ghose says:

      Ha ha where will he have the time for a blogger like me. πŸ™‚
      Thank you for the good thought Cloudia.

  3. Gunilla says:

    Nice portrait of a very busy man.

  4. Jeevan says:

    Great portrait and you got a clear shot on him, despite, which I supposed, should be a crowded event!

  5. Carver says:

    Good portrait. I love seeing the different people you photograph.

  6. Wow..five minutes and you get lucky to have a clear shot of him. Great skills as a shutterbug to capture it right before the moment vanishes πŸ™‚

  7. JInksy says:

    That photo almost looks like an oil painting…

  8. A very bright & cheerful face πŸ™‚

  9. Mridula says:

    It is a good picture! How was the security?

    • Indrani Ghose says:

      Hi Mridula, we did see plenty of uniformed people all around doing their duty. Everything went smoothly, there were no issues. πŸ™‚

  10. yogi Saraswat says:

    you were really fortunate to click him so easily . would not say anything about him , sorry .

  11. Nice capture. Did he show you his wrist watch that made him more popular?

  12. Well captured the ‘Kodak Moment.’ It reminds me of old Kodak ads πŸ™‚

  13. Wonderful capture πŸ™‚

  14. He looks happy and cheerful.
    You are lucky to capture his photo with smiling face. Most of the photographers have captured his photo in sleeping posture πŸ™‚

  15. Jyothi D'mello says:

    You managed to get a clear and good pic within 10mins amongst all that buzz is a feat in itself πŸ™‚ xx

  16. Carola says:

    Great that you were able to take this picture! Nice that he was there for a brief moment when you were doing your hotel review!

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