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 .