Dosabhai Framji Karaka

Dosabhai Framji Karaka (1829-1902)
The first Indian Chief Presidency Magistrate of Bombay and
Chairman of Bombay Municipal Corporation

Engraving by W. Roffe
circa 1884

Steel engraving
6 x 4 in. (15.2 x 10.2 cm.)

He began his life as a journalist and briefly went to England
between 1858-59. He later became the first Indian Chief
Presidency Magistrate in 1874, the first Indian Chairman of the
Bombay Municipality in 1875, and a Member of the Bombay
Legislative Council in later years.