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Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon (1896-1974), Statesman and Lawyer

Sitter in 7 portraits
Menon arrived in England in 1924 to attend the London School of Economics. He took his BSc with first class honours in 1927, followed by a MSc in political science and then an MA in psychology from University College, London in 1930. He was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1934. He settled in London, and although he and Sir Allen Lane started Penguin Books in 1935, his energies were devoted to supporting Indian nationalism. From 1947 until 1952 he became the first High Commissioner for independent India in London. In 1956 he returned to India to serve in Nehru's government.

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Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon

by Elliott & Fry
modern print from original negative, 30 November 1950
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Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon

by Elliott & Fry
whole-plate glass negative, 30 November 1950
NPG x99794

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Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon

by Elliott & Fry
whole-plate glass negative, 30 November 1950
NPG x99795

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Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon

by Elliott & Fry
whole-plate glass negative, 30 November 1950
NPG x99796