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Olive : “ We need the wet br- MOP ! “

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Mod : “ When I was drawing this update, our vacuum-cleaner that inspired Olive’s vacuum-cleaner died. After 15 years of hard work, the void finally take it away from us … “

“ We will never forget you . “

Sarla Thakral (1914-2009)

Art by Anya Baker (tumblr)

In 1936, Sarla became the first Indian woman to earn her pilot’s license. She soon accumulated over 1000 hours of flight time, earning both her class A pilot’s license and her airmail pilot’s license.

World War II ended civil flight training and Sarla transferred her aspirations from flying to art.  After her first husband’s death in 1939, Sarla enrolled in Lahore’s Mayo School of Arts (today the National School of Arts).

After the Partition, Sarla moved to Delhi.  There she remarried and built her own clothing and jewelry company.