Sir Pherozeshah Mehta

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Sir Pherozeshah Mehta         Sir Pherozeshah Mehta

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Sir Pherozeshah Mehta (4 August 1845 – 5 November 1915) was a Parsi Indian political leader, activist, and a leading lawyer of Mumbai India, who was knighted by the British Government in India for his service to the law. His political ideology was, as was the case with most of the Indian leaders of his time, moderate. Hence, he was not directly opposed to the British Crown’s sovereignty, but only demanded more autonomy for Indians to self-rule.

He became the Municipal commissioner of Bombay Municipality in 1873 and its President four times – 1884, 1885, 1905 and 1911.

He was chosen the president of the Indian National Congress in 1890.

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