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Dadabhai Naoroji

Dadabhai Naoroji, also known as the Grand Old man of India, was one of the important contributors to Indian independence from British Rule in the line of Mahatma Gandhi, Vallabhai Patel, and Jawaharlal Nehru. He was also one of the founding members of the Indian National Congress, also the president of it thrice.

It is useful for UPSC aspirants to know about Dadabhai Naoraji because the question about him often finds a place in UPSC Papers.

Dadabhai Naoroji overview for UPSC Preparation

Birth – 4 September 1825

Wife – Gulbai

Death: 30 June 1917

Notable works:

  • Indian Freedom Movement
  • Cofounding Indian National Congress
  • Coined Drain Theory, about the drain of wealth from India to British during the British ruling of India