Dinshaw Edulji Wacha

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Sir Dinshaw Edulji Wacha (1844-1936) was a Parsi Indian politician from Bombay. He was one of the founders of the Indian National Congress, and its President in 1901.[1]

He was associated with the cotton industry and was the President of the Indian Merchants' Chamber in 1915.[2] He was knighted in 1917.

Sir Dinshaw was a member of the Bombay Legislative Council, the Imperial Legislative Council and the Council of State. He headed the Western India Liberal Association from 1919 to 1927.[3]



  • G. A. Natesan, Dinshaw Edulji Wacha (Madras, 1909)
  • In South Mumbai, a road has been named after him, called Dinshaw Wachha Road.


  1. ^ Kamat's Potpourri: Presidents of Indian National Congress
  2. ^ IMC - History - Past Presidents of IMC
  3. ^ "Indian Leader Dies". The Montreal Gazette. 20 February 1936. 

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