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Arthur Crawford

The first municipal commissioner of Bombay, Arthur Crawford, pursued his brief of cleaning up the city with such vigour that he was eventually brought to court under a charge of financial mismanagement. He was defended by Pherozeshah Mehta. In 1865 he acquired the Agri-Horticulture Society's gardens at Sewri for the purpose of building the European cemetery.