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Who among the following was the first to estimate the country's per capita national income during the British rule for the year 1888?


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Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
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Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis
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Dadabhai Naoroji
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D
Madan Mohan Malviya
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The correct option is A Dadabhai Naoroji
Dadabhai Naoroji was the first to estimate the country's per capita national income during the British rule for the year 1888. He was an Indian nationalist and critic of British economic policy in India. He also put forward the drain theory in his book Poverty and UnBritish Rule in India. He became widely known for his unfavourable opinion of the economic consequences of British rule in India.

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