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Chunchie, Kamal Athon (1886–1953), Methodist minister and race relations worker, was born on 4 June 1886 in Kandy, Ceylon, the eldest of nine children (five sons and four daughters) of Muslim parents of Malay origin. His father, Athon Chunchie (1849/50–1928), of the Inche Che...

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Fyzee, Atiya [married name Atiya Fyzee-Rahamin; known as Atiya Begum, and Shahinda] (1877–1967), author, social reformer, and patron of the arts, was born in Constantinople on 1 August 1877 into the prominent Tyabji clan, which was at the forefront of Bombay's...

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Hossain, Rokeya Sakhawat (c. 1880–1932), educationist and social reformer in India, was born Rokeya Khatun in Pairaband, Rangpur district, Bengal, India, the second of three daughters and third of five children of Zahiruddin Abu Ali Haider Saber, landowner, and his wife, Rahatunnessa Sabera Chaudurani...

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Jeevanjee, Alibhai Mulla (1856–1936), businessman and philanthropist, was born in Karachi, Sind, India, the eldest of six children of Musajee Mulla Jeevanjee and his wife, Rehemetbai. From a closely knit Daudi Bohra family, he was expected to take care of his mother and siblings when his father died quite young. In his twenties he established his own business in ...

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Tyabji, Badruddin (1844–1906), judge and reformer in India, was born at Bombay on 10 October 1844, the eighth of ten children and the fifth of six sons of a Cambay merchant, Tyab Ali (also known as Tyabji Bhai Mian; 1803–1863), and his wife, ...

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Badruddin Tyabji (1844–1906) by unknown photographer, 1891 © reserved

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Visram, Alidina (1851–1916), businessman and philanthropist, was born in Kaira, Kutch, India, and moved to east Africa as a twelve-year old in 1863 in search of work. He started off as an assistant to Sewa Haji. In later years he established a caravan service and worked in ...