CONSERVATION

Pratima passed away at the young age of 32 in 1957, she was the third daughter of Rasikben (pictured left) and she left behind a daughter, Kinnari (pictured right) and her son, Amit.

The family house, which is 450 years old, is named after her. 475 Pratima.

The Patel family occupied the house as a joint family until 1995, after which it was put on sale.

Kinnari and her husband, John Panikar decided to purchase the home.

Simultaneously, John and Kinnari Panikar were at the cusp of launching their boutique store in the Nolita neighbourhood of New York City.