Narain Prasad (1924-2016), chartered accountant and philanthropist, was a resident of Haveli Haider Quli, Chandni Chowk, Delhi. He got his first camera in 1938 at the age of 14, and continued to photograph till the early 1990's. Consequently his elder siblings and friends made him the photographer for many activities and events, and resulted in Narain Prasad being dragged, cajoled, and bribed into taking photographs in Old Delhi and its surroundings. Subsequently he developed his own favourites - children, streets and monuments. Although occasionally publishing his work, Narain Prasad developed a keen eye for technique and composition, paying attention to the play of light and shadow.
In addition to being a photographer, he was also a meticulous collector and record keeper of his family's photographs, leaving us a collection that has allowed us to see the city in the period 1880-1930.