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The barefoot cobbler’s picture was taken in Mussoorie, a hill station in northern India, where
Nirmal Chand spent twelve years of his life. The cobbler, like most merchants and tradespeople, was friendly and well-known to many people in Mussoorie. People would socialize with him and other merchants during the day.

Nirmal Chand is a long-time resident of San Jose and enjoys traveling and photography. A member of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Camera Club, he keeps his camera close at hand and is gratified when he is able to capture the spirit of people he encounters.