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December 25, 2008

Murphy baby,

Edited: Thanks to Rushu's comment, finally found the picture:

Murphy baby (Source:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=364681406908569&set=a.323079557735421.80608.100001001383459&type=3&theater)

Edited: Thanks to Shanmugapriya, here is a nice picture of Murphy baby!

Below is a tiny photo on the left of the radio:



Photo courtesy: Santhosh

Do any of you remember the phrase, "Murphy baby"? I vaguely remember seeing a black and white photo of this really cute, chubby kid on advertisements. My memory is probably served more by my mom's descriptions of the baby rather than faded images that I saw in my childhood. My mom said the baby was the advertising mascot for Indian radio.

So, do any one of you happen to remember how the baby looked? I looked on google and couldn't find one and for some reason I feel like looking at a picture of this baby.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

i was just online looking for the same thing, as my mum keeps saying that my daughter looks like the murohy baby

Santhosh said...

I'am also searching for the same thing. I have seen it in my Childhood, but my wife doesn't know about it. Please share the photo if anyone happens to get it.

Santhosh

RS said...

Sure, will let you guys know if I find it!

Suthan said...

Please let me know too if you manage to find a picture of the Murphy Baby

Anonymous said...

did anyone find that photo?

smariner said...

Any luck in finding the picture? My parents & relatives are saying that my baby looks like a murphy baby as well :)

RS said...

No luck :( At least google did not find it for me.

Santhosh said...

I had many correspondence with Malayala Manorama and their research team also failed to find a photograph of the baby. However, finally I have found a photograph of an old Murphy Valve Radio with the baby’s face on it, not much clear, but enough to refresh the memory.

Those who require it send an email to pillaicp@gmail.com or tell me how to upload it in this website.

Joseph K said...

nice to see people thinking on the same lines..i thought i was pretty much alone in the dark ocean when setting out to search for the murphy baby logo...well the ocean is still dark and the search is still on....but feeling quite comfortable that there are more fellow humans around....all the best...

Neela said...

I remember this baby was chuby,little wavy hair and his one finger in his mouth and I just visited my Cousin's baby who poses like him and looks like him too.

anand said...

same...here..and today i can realise that i am human too :)...m also serarching for this logo...and as every one's parents says about their grand children ...my parents also says the same thing..that my daughter utkarsha looks like murphy baby

agarwal said...

am also searching

please some one help to find this babies photo

varsha.khare said...

Same here. even my daugter resembles the famed murphy baby:). i mean, thats what her grandparents say. as everybody else here, i tried my luck with the poster and no success. I tried finding it in chor bazaar (mumbai) also!the shopkeepers kept saying, they get these images quite often, but none of them actually had it. I tried couple of radio dealers, but no use. I hope our collective will will help us get it!!

Suresh Mallichettiar Jayaraman said...

I too looking for the Murphy Baby Photo.

Suresh Mallichettiar Jayaraman said...

I too looking form Murphy baby photo

Anonymous said...

Same here. People say my son looks like the baby too, but I cannot remember or find a picture to compare it too :( Will keep looking though :)

Ramakrishna said...

I too remember Murphy Baby pics that I have seen in my childhood. My mom thinks that my daughter looks more like Murphy Baby...here is the link.... :-)

http://picasaweb.google.com/rkrsripathy/Samsmitha?authkey=Gv1sRgCO3mnPCfpOXH3QE&feat=directlink

Santhosh said...

@Ramakrishna, Your mother is right, she looks like murphy baby. The first two photos gives more resemblance.

Ramakrishna said...

:-)

Shanmugapriya said...

Hi,

I was searching for the picture as well as my dad told that my daughter looked like her so i was curious as i have not heard or seen her before. Now that i found a pic thought of sharing it with u guys. Not sure if u guys found it but anyways this link has got the pic of her...

http://www.cuttingthechai.com/2010/09/4451/sharmila-tagore-in-1966-murphy-radio-ad/#more-4451

Santhosh said...

Finally we found it......Thanks Shanmughapriya for sharing the photo. Well done!! WOW !!!!!

Ramya, please upload it to your blog..Tks.

Debmalya said...

u can have a look at this ad of murphy rado..

http://www.cuttingthechai.com/2010/09/4451/sharmila-tagore-in-1966-murphy-radio-ad/

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link to Murphy radio baby ad photo!!!

Prerna Tiwari said...

I asked my mom about the murphy baby but I was shocked to hear about the cute beautiful baby in the advertisement. She said that soon after the advertisement, she was not alive any more.

Anonymous said...

'Murphy baby' was related to us. She did not die that early. She passed away few years ago after getting married and having children at Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

Vinayak Raj Gathoria said...

i wish to refute Mr. Anonymous' claims of the Murphy Baby being 'her' and having died after few years of her marriage. First, Murphy Baby was a boy..

Two, Murphy baby is very alive and kicking...

Three, i say this wid conviction, since the Murphy Baby is none other than my Brother In Law... very much posted in Defence Establishment in New Delhi Headquarters.

RS said...

Vinayak -- any childhood photos you can share?

Vinayak Raj Gathoria said...

Hi RS.. i don have currently but i can try to get some pics if my Bro in law has.. the picture for the ad was taken in 1966 when my Bro in Law was 4 years old..

Rajesh Sood said...

It is very surprising that Murphy baby is still alive and the husband of actress Mandakini as reported on India Tv today.

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Rati said...

Friends... Murphy baby is very much alive. His name is Dr. Kigyor renpoche n is mandakini's husband. Today I saw his pic n interview on india tv n india tv has announced that they will do a special show on murphy baby very soon

rushu said...


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1084548759491.2013898.1399539045&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=364681406908569&set=a.323079557735421.80608.100001001383459&type=3&theater
you can find the picture here

Anonymous said...

Well !! Seems like every one is right here.
1. Original Murphy Baby was a girl who actually died.
2. After her death, new murphy baby was Kagyur Tulku Rinpoche, who's husband of actress Mandakini and now is a monk.

I found some reference and here Kagyur admits that he was not the original Murphy Baby

See link
http://www.bollywoodmantra.com/news/mandakinis-husband-is-the-murphy-baby/9716/

dalip Bhardwaj said...

i have spent 8 years with Murphy company and the picture of murphy boy is still in my heart



Dalip Bhardwaj Ex territory Manager Murphy India Ltd

ISHITA said...

http://images.mid-day.com/2012/sep/Murphy-baby.jpg

This is the iconic Murphy baby pic which was on all posters and ads of 70s .... My grandma used to have one poster in her house ... The one who did this ad is now mandakini's husband!!

Ramasubramanian said...

I am 71, a late entrant to"Reflections". We took a photo of our grandson who is 45 days old. The photo came out with is little forefinger on his lips, similar to Murphy Baby. It took me a fraction of a second to recall those ads in early 60s. It was then the most popular ad for radios; I dont think anyone who had seen could ever forget. I really enjoy sharing this reflection with all you. God bless you.

RS said...

Dear Ramasubramanian sir, glad this triggered pleasant memories for you :)

Bhupinder sandhu said...

Aaya hai yaad woh gujra jamana bachpan ka.thank god

Uma Mehra said...

kagyur tulku rinpoche is d baby in d Murphy Radio Ad

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