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Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee Bhownaggree (1851-1933), Lawyer and politician, MP for Bethnal Green North East

Sitter in 5 portraits
Lawyer and politician; born and educated in Bombay, Bhownaggree came to London in 1881 to train as a barrister. Settled in England, he became Conservative MP for North East Bethnal Green in 1895 and was for many years the leading figure of Indian origin in British public life. Only the second Indian to sit as an MP, Bhownaggree was a staunch supporter of British rule in the Sub-Continent and of Britain's imperial interests in general.

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Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee Bhownaggree

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 18 November 1897
NPG 4241


Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee Bhownaggree

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x8812