Memory Trigger 17: Separated Brothers.

In the good old days of Bollywood films, young boys getting separated during fairs, calamities etc and growing up to be one good guy and one bad guy was quite common.

I could not resist the temptation to write this post today as earlier this morning, I had to do a double take on today’s Hindu newspaper. Two separate articles has two separate photographs of renowned figures. ย The experience triggered the memory of the old separated-when-young-brothers films.

The top photograph is that of Mr. Abdul Basit, the outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan to India.

The bottom photograph is that of Mr. S. S. Mundra Dy. Governor of the Reserve Bank Of India.

Please do not misunderstand. ย I am not suggesting that one of them is the good guy and the other guy is the bad guy. ๐Ÿ™‚

The resemblance however, is simply too striking not to deserve a mention from me!

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12 Responses to Memory Trigger 17: Separated Brothers.

  1. It’s funny what triggers our memories. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. PS Your last post (Four Things) triggered a lot of memories for me!
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  3. Cathy says:

    I’m glad you went on to explain – I was looking at the two gentlemen wondering who was the ‘goodie’ and who was the ‘baddie’
    Could be the pursed lips and similar glasses that gives them a ‘family resemblace’. Do you think maybe way back they had ancestors in common?
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    • I almost did not but considering that one of them is a Senior Pakistani, I thought it better that I do. Yes, I think that somewhere in the distant past there must be a common ancestor. Nothing unusual in India. For thousands of years there has been cross pollination taking place, through migration, invasion, proselytisation and human weaknesses, in our glorious land!

  4. tammy j says:

    i am fascinated by dopple gangers! i hope i said that right.
    but their resemblance is amazing. i mean even in their personal choice of eyeglasses!
    they say each person has a dopple ganger somewhere in the world.
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  5. Kaitlin says:

    The similarity is amazing!

  6. joared says:

    They appear to be twins.
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