You have seen the depressing images of flood fury in Uttarakhand from where television news channels kept showing photos and videos of the devastation that has now made many a ghost villages in the Indian State.
Here are six images clicked before the losses that sparked the largest evacuation operation in the Indian history. Yes, then there was no fear and only faith was vivid.
When these images were being clicked by S.K.Gautam, there was no hint that flash floods and landslides were underway with a potential to kill thousands including the pilgrims.
Each year, Hindus make the ‘Char Dham’ pilgrimage to four temple towns in Uttarakhand before returning home early July, ahead of the monsoons. But this time heavy rains fell around mid-June catching many unaware.