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Vyarawala was born on 09 December 1913 in a middle class Parsi family of Navsari, Gujarat. His father was an actor in Parsi Urdu theater. He was raised in Mumbai and first learned photography from his friend Manekshaw Vairawala and later from the JJ School of Art.

Vyarawala was born on 09 December 1913 in a middle class Parsi family of Navsari, Gujarat. His father was an actor in Parsi Urdu theater. He was raised in Mumbai and first learned photography from his friend Manekshaw Vairawala and later from the JJ School of Art. His first picture was published in Bombay Chronicle where he used to get remuneration for every photo as one rupee. Homi married Manekshaw Jamsetji Vyarawala, who worked on the post of cinematographer in the Times of India and moved to Delhi with her husband. As an employee of the British Information Service in Delhi, he started taking photographs during the freedom movement. As soon as Delhi came, many began to get recognized at the national level for their work. Mahatma Gandhi, during the Quit India Movement of 1942 Several pictures of Jawaharlal Nehru and Muhammad Ali Jinnah were released. During the Second World War, he started working for the Illustrated Weekly of India magazine which ran till 1970. Homi is famous for her popular nickname "Dalda 13". Most of his paintings were published with his surname 'Dalda-13'. There was an interesting story behind his name. She was born in 1913, first met her husband at the age of 13 and her first car had a number plate DLD 13. Many of his photographs were published as photo-stories in Time, Life, The Black Star and many other international publications. After the death of her husband in 1970, Homi Vyarawala abruptly retired from her profession. After her husband's death, Homi left Delhi and moved to Vadodara. He attributed this to the bad behavior of the new generation of cinematographers. Published as photo-stories in The Black Star and several other international publications. After the death of her husband in 1970, Homi Vyarawala abruptly retired from her profession. After her husband's death, Homi left Delhi and moved to Vadodara. He attributed this to the bad behavior of the new generation of cinematographers.