To add to my previous message.....
This may be a red herring but Jamshetji Framji Madan in 1868 aged 11
years joined the Elphinstone Dramatic Club.
Found an interesting rundown of the career and life of this man by
searching Google books and following the first hit to
Gramophone Company's First Indian Recordings, 1899-1908 - Page 17
by Michael S. Kinnear - Music - 1994