Dadabhai Naoroji, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dadabhai Naoroji

Indian politician

Date of Birth: 04-Sep-1825

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Death: 30-Jun-1917

Profession: politician, economist, university teacher

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Dadabhai Naoroji

  • Sir Dadabhai Naoroji Dordi (4 September 1825 – 30 June 1917) also known as the "Grand Old Man of India" and "Unofficial Ambassador of India" was a British Parsi scholar, trader and politician who was a Liberal Party member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom House of Commons between 1892 and 1895, and the first Indian to be a British MP, notwithstanding the Anglo-Indian MP David Ochterlony Dyce Sombre, who was disenfranchised for corruption.
  • Naoroji was one of the founding members of the Indian National Congress.
  • His book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India brought attention to the draining of India's wealth into Britain.
  • In it he explained his wealth drain theory.
  • He was also a member of the Second International along with Kautsky and Plekhanov. In 2014, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg inaugurated 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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