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Dinshaw edulji wacha

Dinshaw edulji wacha

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Dinshaw edulji wacha (1844-1936) was born on 2 august 1844 at Bombay. He was educated at the ayrton school and elphinstone college, Bombay
Dinshaw edulji wacha
Dinshaw edulji wacha
(1861). He was closely associated with dadabhai naorojiphirozeshah Mehta and gopal Krishna gokhale. As member of the Bombay municipality for forty years, he took an active interest in its work and development. Wacha was one of the founder members of the Indian national congress and served as its secretary for several years. He becomes its president in 1901.      

                He was associated with the Bombay presidency association for nearly three decades (1885-1915) and was its president from 1915-18. He was elected to the Bombay legislative council (1915-16) the imperial legislative council (1916-20) and to the council of states (1920). Wacha was knighted in 1917. Though a moderate in politics, he criticized the Morley-minto reforms (1909) in providing for a small representation of Indians in the legislative bodies. He strongly denounced the economic evils of the British rule and pointed out so before the welby commission, London (1897).
  Beside politics wacha’s contribution to a number of prestigious business organisations and banks of the country is equally remarkable: chairman, Indian merchant’s chambers, director of central bank of India and of the scindia steam navigation company, governor, imperial bank of India, member Bombay milk owners association and founder of the federation of Indian chambers of commerce and industries.
 His publications include Indian railway finance, agricultural banks in India, rise and growth of Bombay municipal government.

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