Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah

Ikbal Ali Shah

Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah was an Afghani-Indian, who attended Edinburgh the late 1910s. He established himself as a writer and diplomat, reporting on international relations.

Clara Marguerite Christian

Clara Marguerite Christian

Clara Marguerite Christian was a Dominican-born woman, widely recognised as the first black woman student enrolled at the University of Edinburgh.

Finandra Nath Bose

Finindra Nath Bose

Finandra Nath Bose was an Indian artist whose sculptures can be seen across Scotland. He was the first Indian sculptor to achieve recognition in Britain.

Herbert Christian Bankole-Bright

Herbert Bankole Bright

H.C. Bankole-Bright qualified as physician in 1910 and ran a medical practice in Sierra Leone, before becoming a prominent journalist and politician.

Bandele Omoniyi

Bandele Omoniyi

Bandele Omoniyi is best known for his book A Defence of the Ethiopian Movement (1908).

Arthur Cecil Alport

Arthur Cecil Alport

Arthur Cecil Alport is remembered for the research he conducted in the 1920s on what has become known as “Alport syndrome”.

Meher Ardeshir Dadabhai Naoroji

Meher Naoroji

Meher A.D. Naoroji was the first Indian woman to gain a degree from the University of Edinburgh. She worked as doctor in the Bhuj region.

Lim Boon Keng

Lim Boon Keng

Boon Keng earned a reputation as a skilful and attentive physician and opened a practice called ‘The Dispensary” in Singapore.

Kadambini Ganguly

Kadambini Ganguly

Kadambini Ganguly was one of the earliest women physicians from South Asia. Ganguly combined her work as a doctor with social philanthropy and political activities.