10 Lines on Dadabhai Naoroji

Dadabhai Naoroji was an eminent freedom fighter of India, he was not only a freedom fighter but also a social and political activist, and educationist, a businessman, etc. Dadabhai Naoroji was also known as the grand old man of India. He was the first Indian who was elected as the parliamentarian in the British parliament. Dadabhai Naoroji was a staunch critic of British rule and he made it possible by living in Britain and criticizing their policies.

Dadabhai Naoroji was a brilliant student also, he was a professor of mathematics and science in that college where he studied and also, he became a professor at London University.

Ten Lines on Dadabhai Naoroji

Set 1

1) Dadabhai Naoroji was a freedom fighter, educator, the social and political leader of India.

2) Dadabhai Naoroji in his life was also known by the name of “Grand Old Man of India”.

3) Dadabhai Naoroji was born on 4th September 1825 in erstwhile Bombay (Mumbai).

4) Dadabhai Naoroji was educated in the ‘Elphinstone Institute School’ in his childhood.

5) Dadabhai Naoroji was working as a dewan (minister) of Maharaja of Baroda in 1874.

6) At the age of 27, Naoroji became a professor of Mathematics at Elphinstone College.

7) Naoroji went to England to work for the improvement of British policies towards India.

8) Dadabhai Naoroji founded the Indian nation association which later merged with Congress.

9) Dadabhai Naoroji became the president of Indian national congress for three times.

10) Dadabhai Naoroji was the first Indian who was elected in the British parliament in 1892.


Set 2

1) Dadabhai Naoroji was a great freedom fighter of India, he was not only the freedom fighter but he was a social activist, educationist during the freedom struggle.

2) Dadabhai Naoroji was called the “Grand Old Man of India” and he was also called “Unofficial Ambassador of India”.

3) It is believed that the family of Dadabhai Naoroji came to India from Persia in the 7thcentury to avid forced conversions to Islam in his homeland.

4) Dadabhai Naoroji was educated in Elphinstone college in mathematics and natural science and he also taught mathematics as a professor in the same college.

5) In 1855, Dadabhai Naoroji went to England where he started a business and became a professor of Gujarati at the university college, London.

6) Dadabhai Naoroji became the first Indian who was elected in the British parliament and took oath on his religious book “Zend a vesta” instead of the holy bible.

7) Dadabhai Naoroji was a real critic of British rule and its policies in India; he proposed ‘drain theory’ where Britain is draining money and resources from India.

8) As a result, after looking and observing the British rule and its ways to run the country, he wrote a book ‘Poverty and Un-British Rule in India’.

9) Dadabhai Naoroji founded the Indian national association which merged later with Indian national congress; he also served as president of INC for three times.

10) Dadabhai Naoroji died on 30th June 1917 in Bombay i.e. erstwhile British India; he was such a person who kept himself in touch with British rule.


Set 3

1) Dadabhai Naoroji, who laid the foundation of Indian freedom struggle, is called the father of Indian politics.

2) He is also called the Grand Old Man of India, father of Indian economics and father of economic nationalism.

3) Not only did Naoroji play an important role in the establishment of the Indian National Congress, but he had also been the President of the Indian National Congress three times.

4) The spirit of patriotism was filled in him and he dedicated his whole life to the service of the country.

5) In 1874, he worked as a diwan under the patronage of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda and it was from here that his social life began.

6) In the year 1880, Dadabhai went to London and during the general election held there in 1892, he was elected as the candidate of the Liberal Party on behalf of Central Finsbury.

7) Dadabhai Naoroji came back to India after the establishment of the East India Company in England.

8) Dadabhai Naoroji also served as a member of the Legislative Council of Mumbai between 1885 and 1888 and in 1886 he was elected as the President of the Indian National Congress.

9) On 30th June 1917, at the age of 91, India's great freedom fighter Dadabhai Naoroji died due to poor health.

10) He was the father of national sentiments in India, which demanded Swaraj in the country and laid the foundation of the independence movement.

Set 4

1) Dadabhai Naoroji was a Parsi intellectual, educationist, cotton merchant and early political and social leader of British India.

2) He studied at the Elphinstone Institute in the days before the establishment of universities in India where he was a brilliant student.

3) He started his life as a teacher in the same institution and later became a professor of mathematics.

4) Apart from this, another objective of Dadabhai was also to make the British public aware of the grief of the oppressed Indians from British rule.

5) He gave Swarajya the main place in his speeches.

6) In this book, "Poverty and Un-British in India", Dadabhai highlighted his influence and exploitation of Indian industries by the British government.

7) Dadabhai started a newspaper called "Voice of India", and with its help, an attempt was made to bring awareness among the people of the country.

8) Dadabhai took important steps in removing ignorance from his country and making people aware of their rights and in the fight for Swaraj in their country.

9) Naoroji, who indulged in progressive ideas, always promoted indigenous goods.

10) Many roads, buildings, and intersections have been named in honor of Dada Bhai Naoroji not only in India but also in foreign countries like London and Pakistan.


Dadabhai Naoroji didn’t participate in any freedom struggle or any kind of movement but he with his speeches and literary writings always criticized British rule and always exposed British rule in India. The book written by Dadabhai Naoroji was “poverty and Un-British rule in India” about drain theory, Naoroji tries to explain that Britishers are looting our country; they are taking out all the wealth and resources from India.

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