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Who was known as ‘Indian Gladstone’?

Who was known as ‘Indian Gladstone’?
Dadabhai Naoroji (4 September 1825 – 30 June 1917) also known as the "Grand Old Man of India" and "Unofficial Ambassador of India" was a Parsi intellectual, educator, cotton trader, and an early Indian political and social leader, who was a Liberal Party member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom House of Commons between 1892 and 1895, and the first Indian to be a British MP.

Naoroji was one of the founding members of the Indian National Congress. His book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India brought attention to the draining of India's wealth into Britain. In it he explained his wealth drain theory. He was also a member of the Second International along with Kautsky and Plekhanov. Dadab