Korla Pandit was an American musician and television pioneer, born John Roland Redd. In the 1940s Redd started going by “Korla Pandit” a French-Indian musician from New Delhi, but Redd was actually African-American. Redd maintained the Korla Pandit persona until the end of his life.
This press photo was purchased at an estate auction in Kalamazoo Michigan. The auction was for multiple estates and other than the auction house I purchased it from I have no history of the photo.