During a long and active life, he played many parts: professor of mathematics at the Elphinstone college (1854) founder of the Rast Goftar newspaper; partner in a Parsi business firm in London (1855); prime minister of Baroda (1874); member of the Bombay legislative council (1885); M.P. for Central Finsbury (1892-1895), being the first Indian to be elected to the House of Commons; three times president of the Indian National Congress.
BEHRAMJI MALABARI (1853-), Indian journalist and social reformer, was born in 1853 at Baroda, the son of a poor Parsi in the employment of the state, who died shortly after his birth.
SANCHI, a small village in India, at which there is now a railway station on the Bombay-Baroda line.
It has a station on the Bombay and Baroda railway, 309 m.
The District Of Ahmedabad lies at the head of the Gulf of Cambay, between Baroda and Kathiawar.