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Each person is listed under the century in which his most well-known work was done. See also the alphabetical index.


The 13th Century

  1. Raja Bhimdev: the earliest known ruler of Bombay.

The 16th Century

  1. Francis Almeida: the first Portuguese to enter Bombay harbour.

The 17th Century

  1. Gerald Aungier: the creator of the British town.

The 18th Century

  1. Rama Kamath: Philanthropist and businessman, perhaps a spy?
  2. William Hornby: initiated reclamation of central Bombay.

The 19th Century

  1. Arthur Crawford: the first municipal commissioner.
  2. John, Lord Elphinstone: the Governor who demolished the fort walls.
  3. Montstuart Elphinstone: a diplomat and a spy, Governor and a scholar.
  4. Sir Bartle Frere: Governor and architect of the renewal of Bombay.
  5. Dr. W. M. Haffkine: discoverer of the plague vaccine.
  6. Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy: businessman and philanthropist.
  7. Rudyard Kipling: writer.
  8. James McKintosh: chief justice and founder of the Asiatic Society.
  9. Sir Pherozeshah Mehta: lawyer, congressman and politician.
  10. Dadabhai Naoroji: the "Grand Old Man of India".
  11. Mahadev Govind Ranade: judge and reformer.
  12. Sir Cowasji Jehangir Readymoney: businessman.
  13. Premchand Roychand: the "cotton king".
  14. Sir David Sassoon: trader and philanthropist.
  15. Sir Gilbert Scott: architect.
  16. Jagannath Shankar Shett: businessman and entrepreneur.
  17. Frederick William Stevens: the architect of the Victoria Terminus.
  18. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata: businessman and entrepreneur.

The 20th Century

  1. Claude Batley: architect of the Bombay Central station.
  2. John Begg: developed the Indo-Saracenic style in architecture.
  3. Homi J. Bhabha: scientist.
  4. Madame R. K. Cama: freedom fighter.
  5. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  6. Sir Cowasji Jehangir: businessman and conservative Parsi.
  7. Maharishi D. K. Karve: reformer.
  8. Sir George Lloyd: Governor implicated in a scam.
  9. K. F. Nariman: lawyer and politician.
  10. Mary Evans Wadia (Fearless Nadia): film star of the '40s.
  11. George Wittet: architect of the Gateway of India.