The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Bhownagree, Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee

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Bhownagree, Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee, K.C.I.E.; 1897; Bart. 1858; b. 1851; belongs to a family which originally came from Persia; m. 1872; one s. one d. Educ.: Elphinstone College. Began life as a journalist; appointed as Agent, at Bombay, for the State of Bhavangar, 1873, of which he became Judicial Councillor, 1887; M.P.(L.) Bethnal Green, North-East, 1895-1906; founded the Ave Bhownagree Nurses’ Home at Bombay, and erected the Bhownagree Corridor at Imperial Institute, London, in memory of his only sister. Took part in the agitation against the treatment of Indians in South Africa and other colonies, 1914. Publications: History of the Constitution of the East India Company, 1871: Gujerati translation of H.M.’s Life in the Highlands, etc. Recreations: gymnastics, riding. Address: 177, Cromwell Road, S.W. Carlton, and Constitutional Clubs.