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Dadabhai Naoroji
दादाभाई नौरोजी
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Dadabhai Naoroji c. 1889
Member of Parliament
for Finsbury Central
In office
1892–1895
Preceded by Frederick Thomas Penton
Succeeded by William Frederick Barton Massey-Mainwaring
Majority 3
Personal details
Born (1825-09-04)4 September 1825
Bombay, British India
Died 30 June 1917(1917-06-30) (aged 93)
Bombay, British India
Political party Liberal
Other political
affiliations
Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Gulbaai
Residence London, United Kingdom
Alma mater University of Mumbai
Profession Academician, politician
Committees Legislative Council of Mumbai
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Dadabhai Naoroji (4 September 1825 – 30 June 1917), was a Parsi intellectual, educator, cotton trader, and an Indian political and social leader. He was known as the Grand Old Man of India. Naoroji was the first Indian to be a British MP, He was a Liberal Party member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons between 1892 and 1895. He began the Indian National Congress, along with A.O. Hume and Dinshaw Edulji Wacha. He wrote a book, Poverty and Un-British Rule in India, about how India's wealth was being sent to Britain. He was also a member of the Second International along with Kautsky and Plekhanov .

In 2014, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg began the Dadabhai Naoroji Awards for services to UK-India relations.

India Post dedicated stamps to Naoroji in 1963, 1997 and 2017.

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