Popularly known as the ‘Grand Old Man of India’, Dadabhai Naoroji was born on 4 September 1825 in a poor Parsi family in Bombay (now Mumbai). One of the earlier leaders who laid the foundation of the Indian freedom struggle, he was one of the founding members of the Indian National Congress. He died on June 30, 1917.
Why is dadabhai called Grand Old Man of India?
Why is he called the Grand Old Man of India? He is regarded as one of the few who gave birth to the modern Independence movement in India. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, once wrote to him saying, “The Indians look up to you as children to the father.
What is drain theory?
Drain theory is the theory put forward by Dadabhai Naoroji, which is included in his book ‘Poverty and UnBritish Rule in India’. It deals about the truth that the drain of wealth to Britain was the root cause of poverty in India at the time of British rule.