Mr. Manekjee Cursetjee

Mr. Manekjee Cursetjee (1808-1887)
One of the pioneers of female education in Bombay

by Unknown artist
circa 1900

Oil on canvas
26 x 20.7 in. (66 x 52.5 cm.)

He was the son of a well-known Parsi contractor, Manekjee
Cursetjee. He founded the Alexandra Native Girls’ English
Institution and was also called the Sheriff of Bombay for his
fearless independence in his public and private relations.