19 May 2007

Sir Jamsetji Jeejibhoy


As a resident of mumbai it is difficult to miss the name of "Sir JJ", from school of arts, to flyover to hospital the name is omniscient, however when I snapped this photo of him from the oval maidan, I virtually knew nothing about him. And sadly so, not very much even now, because a search of his name on google reveals precious little! He was the first Baronet of Mumbai. He passed a resolution calling for abolition of indentured labourers and that is about all i could find about the man who lends his name to so many of this city's institutions. No info on wikipedia either! Any clues?
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