British India Driving Licence

 

Courtesy - Dipak Verma

 

A British India Driving Licence belonging to Late Bhimsen Verma of Guwahati. It was issued to him in the year 1944. About a month before his death Verma said in an interview, " I had just turned eighteen. It was issued to me for only a year and I had to renew it again in 1945. Getting a driving licence meant clearing a pretty stiff driving test and all driving licences were finally signed by the Superintendent of Police."