Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, the man who made Powai upmarket and honcho of Hiranandani Group released a coffee table book – BEAUTIFUL Powai last Tuesday. Speaking at the release of the book Dr Niranjan said, “It poignantly narrates the saga of Powai’s transformation and is a well-documented work in a book form to be preserved. It is the spirit of Powaiites that makes this place great.”
This book narrates the story of Mumbai’s growing cosmopolitan suburb i.e. Powai by photographs and narration, right from the British days to its present days. The book has been published by ‘Planet Powai’ newspaper and runs in 126 pages. Printed on premium quality paper with mega photographs it is a mesmerising journey of the suburb of Powai from a sleepy hamlet to a vibrant community nestled right in the centre of Mumbai.
Prasoon Kumar, publisher of the book said, “It was our tribute to Powai for its extra-ordinary spirit and vibrancy that it has generated in urban milieu. Since we have been closely involved with Powai for last fifteen years and have garnered huge resources on this area we thought it right to chronicle it in an illustrated book for Powaiites to feel proud of the place they reside and work. We owe it to Powaiites.”
Planet Powai would like to thank the many people who have contributed photographs and information in the making of the book. Enjoy the book!