Dadabhai Naoroji

(1825-1917)

Born in Bombay (modern day Mumbai), Dadabhai Naoroli was an accomplished professor of mathematics and natural philosophy. He was elected in 1892 to represent the constituents of Finsbury Park, London, he was the first elected ethnic minority MP in Britain.

He never forgot his roots and campaigned about the terrible conditions in Indian. Naoroji gave his support to the Irish Independence movement as well as the Pan-African Conference hold in London in 1900. In later life he dedicated himself to writing books, such as Poverty and Un- British rule in India.

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