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Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee Bhownaggree (1851–1933) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bhownaggree, Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee (1851–1933), lawyer and politician, was born at Bombay on 15 August 1851, the son of Merwanjee N. Bhownaggree (d. c.1872), a Parsi merchant in Bombay of Persian origin, and his wife Cooverbai (d. 1896). Bhownaggree's father had risen from obscurity as a small-town postmaster to become head of the ...

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Dadabhoy, Sir Maneckji Byramji (1865–1953), industrialist and politician in India, was born in Bombay on 30 July 1865. He came of a much respected Parsi family, the second son of Khan Bahadur Byramji Dadabhoy JP, registrar of joint stock companies and assurances. He was educated in ...

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Sir Pherozeshah Merwanjee Mehta (1845–1915) by unknown photographer, 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mehta, Sir Pherozeshah Merwanjee (1845–1915), politician and Indian nationalist, was born on 4 August 1845 in Bombay, the son of Merwanjee Mehta, a successful Parsi merchant. He attended Ayrton's School and, from 1855, Branch School in Bombay. A brilliant student at Elphinstone College...

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Dadabhai Naoroji (1825–1917) by unknown photographer Getty Images

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Naoroji, Dadabhai (1825–1917), politician, was born in Khadak, near Bombay, on 4 September 1825, the only son of Naoroji Palanji Dordi, a poor Parsi priest, and his wife, Manekbai. He was educated in Bombay at Elphinstone College, where he remained as a teacher and, with his appointment to the chair of mathematics and natural philosophy (1854), became the first Indian professor. He established a newspaper, ...

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Shapurji Saklatvala (1874–1936) by Bassano, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Saklatvala, Shapurji (1874–1936), politician, was born in Bombay on 28 March 1874, the son of Dorabji Saklatvala, a merchant, and his wife, Jerbai Tata, a sister of J. N. Tata, the owner of India's largest commercial and industrial empire. The Saklatvala children were brought up alongside those of the ...