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