100 year old passport preserved by Bhandarkar Institute

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Dr. Shrikant Kelkar, city based eye surgeon has preserved and restored 100 year old passport of his father Bhaskar Gangadhar Kelkar with help of Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute(BORI).Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute applied chemical process to preserve it.This passport was issued by the British Government on 8th August 1921 to Bhaskar Gangadhar Kelkar,who was MBBS, and was willing to go London for further study of ‘Diploma in Ophthalmology’.

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Though it is private and family collection,Bhandarkar Institute helped them to preserve and restore it.After chemical process ,passport given back to Kelkar family,as its precious and memorable for their family.Life of This passport is extended to 100 more years,because of scientific preservation process,said Dr Shrikant Kelkar, in his press statement. This passport will become 101 year old in coming 8th August.