Sir Dinshaw Maneckjee Petit

Sir Dinshaw Maneckjee Petit (1823-1901)
The first baronet and caring philanthropist

Albumen print and charcoal
22 x 16 in. (56 x 41 cm)
Photographer and Artist ~ H. K. Phadake, c. 1900

Born in Bombay, Sir Dinshaw was married to Sanaya and was
survived by Sir Dinshaw Petit (2nd Baronet). He made a large
fortune during the time of the American Civil War. He also
founded the Maneckji Petit Spinning & Weaving Mills. He was
knighted in 1887, and created the Petit Baronetcy in 1890.