Manackji Rustomji Esq.,

Manackji Rustomji Esq., (1815-1891)
The first Indian sheriff and a distinguished citizen of Calcutta

by Isca, Charivari artist
circa 1892

Hand coloured lithograph
11.5 x 8.5 in. (29.2 x 21.6 cm.)

Belonging from the honoured Banaji family of Bombay, he moved
to Calcutta in 1837, and became one of the most prosperous
merchants in the city. He was the first Indian to be appointed
Sheriff by the government. He was also a Justice of Peace,
Honorary Magistrate and the Municipal Commissioner for
Calcutta and its suburbs.