Dadabhai Naoroji helped lay the foundation of India's contemporary freedom struggle.He was a peerless patriot who defined the modern Indian Freedom Struggle.Born in1825 in a poor Parsi family in Bombay was brought up by his illiterate mother Maeckbhai who gave Dadabhai the best English education possible as Naoroji Palanji Dordi, father of Dadabhai, died 4 years after his birth.
On completion of his education he became the first Indian to become the Head Native Assistant master at the Elphinstone Institution, where he was a student, and went on to become the first Indian Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy.
Jinnah's reputation as a lawyer prompted Indian leader Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1858-1920)to hire him as a defence councilfor his sedition trial in 1905.He
founded Decan Education Society to import quality education to Indian Youth. He was a member of Municipal Council of Pune, of Bombay Legislatureand elected fellow of the Bombay Uiversityformed Home Rule league in 1916 to attain the goal of Swaraj.He was known as Father of Indian National Movement.
He joined the Indian National Congress in 1890.
He was arrested on the charge of sedition in 1906, after trial he was imprisoned for six years in Mandalay.