Bhau Daji Lad (1822-74)

Who is Bhau Daji Lad?
Bhau Daji Lad honourable personality who played a big role in political and social history of Bombay. He was Bombay’s first medical graduate from Grant Medical College. He was also known by the name – Ramakrishna Vithal. He was a man of versatile achievements, great educationist, politician and social reformer. He even took interest in the commercial and industrial development of the country.

He also took interest in cause of women’s education and helped and defended the poor people.

His Achievement

  • Active member and Secretary of Bombay Association for many years.
  • Outstanding role in the political life through his life.
  • Along with Jagannath Shankarseth played active role in the foundation of the University.

Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum was earlier known as Victoria and Albert Museum. It was founded in 1858. The museum became a storehouse of information on various communities and Bombay’s industrial arts.

In 1975 it was renamed to Dr Bhau Daji.

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