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INDIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, 1915.

Wacha.

Corporation; Member, Improvement Trust Board; Member, Millowners’ Association; Trustee, Victoria Technical Institute; Secretary, Bombay Presidency Association; Secretary, Indian National Congress Committee, Bombay; Editor of the English columns of the Kaiser-i-Hind; gave evidence before the Welby Commission, 1897; President, Bombay Corporation, 1901; President, Indian National Congress, 1901; Advocate for establishment of the Agricultural Banks in India on the lines of those in Egypt; Honorary Secretary, Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, Bombay, since 1908; Trustee, Elphinstone College, Bombay; His work as Secretary of the Congress Committee will long be remembered for the way in which he smoothed over the many unfortunate differences in the Congress circles after the lamented death of Mr. A. O. Hume. Publications: Life of Premchand Roychand; Recent Indian Finance; Indian Military expenditure; Indian Railway Finance; The Rise and Growth of Bombay Municipal Government; The Life and Life Work of J. N. Tata; Address: Jiji House, Bavelin Street, Fort, Bombay.

Wadia, Dasabbai Nasarwanji, M.A., Bombay; a distinguished scholar and educationalist; b. 1850; B.A., 1870; M.A., 1872; Junior Fellow, Elphinstone College; Principal, Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhai’s Institution; Honorary Fellow, Bombay University. Address: Bombay.

Wadia, Rustum Doshabhai N., M.A., J.P., Bar-at-Law, Advocate, Bombay; b. 1872; educ: Sir Jamsetjee-Jeejeebhai Institution, and Elphinstone College, Bombay; B.A., 1894; M.A., 1895; LL.B., 1896; Fellow, Elphinstone College, Bombay; proceeded to England and won the Ownsly Scholarship at the University College, London; called to Bar (Inner Temple), 1839; returned to India; Examiner in Law, 1900. Recreations: Riding, motoring, and cycling. Address: Colaba, Bombay.

Waddell, Lieut.-Colonel Lawrence Austine, M.B., LL.D., C.B. (1904); C.S.I. (1900), C.I.E. (1901), F.R.A.I., M.R.A.S., (retired); s. of late Rev. F. C. Waddell, D.D.; b. 1854; educ: at Glasgow; joined I.M.S., 1880; was for 6 years Professor of Chemistry and Pathology, Medical College, Calcutta; served in Burma Campaign, 1886-87; Chitral Relief Force, 1895; China Expedition, 1901-02; raised to the rank of Lieut.-Colonel, 1900; attached to Tibet Mission, 1903-04; Professor of Tibetan, University College, London; President, University Medical Society and Resident Surgeon, Western Infirmary, 1879; discovered many important classic sites in the ancient “Holy Land” of Buddhism; travelled in Tibet, the Himalayas, Burma, China, Japan, North America, etc. Publications: The Buddhism of Tibet; The Birds of Sikkim; Discovery of the Birth place of Buddha; Tribes of the Brahmaputra Valley; Lhassa and its Mysteries; joint author of Medical Jurisprudence for India; papers of Archaeology and Anthropology. m. Amy, d. of late R. Reeves, 1895, Address: The Deodars, Park Drive, Hampstead, N.W.

Waddington, Charles Willoughby, M.A., C.I.E. (1901), M.V.O.

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