London home of Dadabhai Naoroji gets Blue Plaque honour

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Dadabhai Naoroji's south London home, where he lived for eight years in the late 19th century, has received a commemorative 'blue plaque' award.

Important facts

  • Under the 'Blue Plaque' scheme, the English Heritage Charity honours historically significant buildings across London.

  • Naoroji made seven trips to England and lived in London for more than three decades.

  • Naoroji's plaque was unveiled on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence.

Dadabhai Naoroji

  • Dadabhai Naoroji (4 September 1825 – 30 June 1917) was a Parsi intellectual, educationist, cotton merchant and early political and social leader of British India.

  • He is also known as 'Grand Old Man of India' and 'Official Ambassador of India'.

  • He proposed the principle of economic exit or drain of money.

  • Dadabhai Naoroji founded the East India Association in London in 1866.

  • Poverty and UnBritish Rule in India is a major book written by him.

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