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Jamsetjee Nesserwanjee Dady

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Jamsetjee Nesserwanjee Dady (1846-1885)


1888 Obituary [1]

JAMSETJEE NESSERWANJEE DADY was born on the 4th of June, 1846, and was educated in Bombay.

For some time he carried on business as a merchant in Bombay, but he had from his youth a tendency towards mechanics, his leisure time being occupied mainly in the study and practice of engineering, and at the age of twenty-seven years he gave up his business as merchant, to follow the profession of an engineer.

He afterwards left for England, where he entered the engineering works of Messrs. Hick, Hargreaves & Co., Soho Ironworks, Bolton, on the 4th of June, 1877, remaining there three years, part of the time in the workshops, and afterwards in the drawing offices.

He took some interest in the volunteer movement, and, during part of his stay in England, was connected with one of the volunteer regiments.

He was obliged to return home on account of being attacked by consumption.

After his return to India he was desirous of commencing professional practice there, but, having never properly recovered from his illness, he died on the 10th of April, 1885, at the age of thirty-eight years.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 7th of December, 1880.



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