David Sassoon (1792 – 1864) was a wealthy Jewish merchant and banker who arrived in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1832.  Sassoon amassed great wealth by dominating trade of Indian yarn and opium to China, tea and silk from China to Britain, and British textile goods to India.  Sassoon and his family shared their wealth with the citizens of Bombay by donating the funds to build and support synagogues, gardens, hospitals, schools and colleges.

This sculpture of David Sassoon stands in the David Sassoon Library and Reading Room in South Mumbai.


Sculpture Saturday is a challenge hosted by Susan Kelly at No Fixed Plans.

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