Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy

Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy (1783-1859)
A great philanthropist, the first Indian knight and baronet

by studio artist of Illustrated London News
dated 25-09-1858

Wood engraving
8.5 x 6.3 in. (21.6 x 16 cm.)

He was the first native of India to be raised to the dignity of a Baronet. A statue of Sir Jamsetjee by Baron Marochetti was placed in Calcutta, as a memorial of gratitude for his philanthropic activities for the city and also in recognition of his services for propagating education in India.