Pioneer and Campaigner

Dadabhai Naoroji, 1825-1917

Display No. 174

Dadabhai Naoroji was the first Asian Member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons. Born in Gujarat, India, he first moved to London in 1855. Nightingale wrote a public letter in support of his campaign when he was standing for election. He was also a founding member of the Indian National Congress.

Dadabhai Naoroji
by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by Messrs R.M. Richardson & Co
sepia-toned carbon print cabinet card, circa 1892
NPG x128698
© National Portrait Gallery, London

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