Anil Velhal

Vasundhara Mitra - Eco Journalist

Anil Welhal is a press photographer since 1978 and has clicked pictures for reputed newspapers and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of Maharashtra. His photographs of the total eclipse (16th Feb 1980),taken without modern cameras or other equipment, were acclaimed internationally. Throughout his working years Welhal associated himself with many agitations and social movements, shouldering his share. Thanks to him, we have access to a detailed record of numerous environmental awareness drives, agitations and campaigns of the last 33 years. Anil Welhal has contributed a lot towards all this and so the reward goes to him.