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Called the ‘Photographer of Kings’, Lala Deen Dayal of Hyderabad is India’s best-known photographer of the British-rule days. His career began in the mid-1870s and he went on to set up studios in three cities – Indore, Bombay and Hyderbad. He was appointed as the photographer to the Viceroy of India in 1885. His lens captured India’s rich culture and tradition, architectural heritage, temples, monuments, forts and landscapes.