Mukesh Parpiani is a renowned photo-journalist with a career spanning close to four decades. He invested his most vigorous years, a decade each with the newspapers The Daily, The Indian Express and Mid-day, leading the photography teams of the latter two.

He is particularly known for his coverage of Mumbai Police, 1992 communal riots, his offbeat street pictures as well as his portraits of key newsmakers.

In 2000, he came out with the first ever photo CD in India comprising of over 600 stock, entitled Bombay to Mumbai. His pictures have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, as well as in several coffee table books on Mumbai. His pictures have also made it to several massive ad campaigns, most notably that of Indya.com.

Currently, he has moved from hard core photo journalism to pursuing photography as an artform. He is the Curator of the Piramal Gallery and the Centre for Photogrphy as an Art form at The National Centre of Performing Arts in Mumbai. A true Mumbaikar, now a resident of the city for almost half a century, his street pictures form an eloquent vignette into the city's lifespan over the last four decades.

Mukesh Ambani helps his father, Dirubhai Ambani stand up after a press conference held in Mumbai

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First ever released picture of Aruna Shanbaug in a vegetative state

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Aishwarya Rai returns home with the crown

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Shiv Sena supremo, Balasaheb Thackeray at a rally in Shivaji Park, Mumbai

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Bhopal Gas Tragedy (1984)

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Amitabh Bachchan at Jalsa

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Amitabh Bachchan resumes the shoot of Coolie after his diabolic injury

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A security personnel during Mumbai's 1992 communal riots

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Ganesh Chaturthi visarjan, Mumbai

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Mumbai

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Indira Gandhi visits the victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy (1984)

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Communal riots, Mumbai (1992)

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Mumbai

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Communal riots, Mumbai (1992)

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Communal riots, Mumbai (1992)

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J. R. D. Tata

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