Fair & Lovely

30 December, 2013
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Statue: Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917)

Statue: Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917)

Junction of Hornby Road and Esplanade Road (presently Dadabhai Naoroji Road).

Delegates at the ongoing World Zoroastrian Congress breathed a collective sigh of relief when they were informed that Dadabhai Naoroji, the early Indian nationalist, was indeed fair and lovely.
A careful comparison of complexions has revealed that Naoroji was in fact fairer and lovelier than Lord Salisbury, the Tory prime minister, who had erroneously called him a ‘Black Man’ in 1888.

Photo courtesy Parsiana .

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