A Tribute to our Freedom Fighters #8.

Posted: 02/08/2011 in Tributes

Dadabhai Naoroji,   (Sept, 4, 1825  /  June 30, 1917  )

Dadabhai was born in Bombay to a Parsi priest’s family.  He was fondly known as ‘the promise of India’ in his youth and ‘the grand old man of India’ in the later years of his life.  He was a man who laid the foundation of India’s freedom struggle and was personified as the symbol of purity, sincerity, generosity, bravery and patriotism.

Naoroji started with his political career in 1852, and as strongly opposed the misrule of British, wrote several petitions to Governors and Viceroys regarding the sufferings of Indian people. As there was no action taken and later he realized that this is because of the ignorance of Indian people, he worked to promote education and propagate the seeds of Free India, and founded the Gyan Prasarak Mandal.

He demanded for Swaraj, self government for India, publicly during his third term of Presidentship of INC and strongly opposed violence and revolutionary methods as means of attaining freedom.

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