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Abdurahman, Abdullah (1872–1940), political leader and physician, was born on 18 December 1872 in Wellington, a country town in south-western Cape Colony, the eldest son of the nine children of Abdul Arraman (also known as Rahman), small trader and civic figure, who was a patron of ...

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Dadoo, Yusuf Mohamed (1909–1983), medical practitioner and politician in South Africa, was born in Krugersdorp, Transvaal, on 5 September 1909, one of five children of Mohamed Dadoo, a merchant originally from Kholvad in Gujarat, India, and Fatima Wadee. In the Transvaal Indians could not vote or own property except within segregated areas. ...

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Khan, (Mohammed) Masud Raza (1924–1989), psychoanalyst, was born on 21 July 1924 at Jhelum in the Punjab in pre-partition India, the second of the three children of the fourth marriage of his father, Fazaldad Khan (c.1846–1943). Khan's father, a wealthy landowner, was seventy-six years old with several middle-aged children by the time he married ...

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Mahomed, Deen [formerly Deen Mahomet] (1759–1851), shampooing surgeon and restaurateur, was born Deen Mahomet in May 1759, in Patna, Bihar, India, the younger son of an Indian officer in the East India Company's Bengal army. Both parents were Shi'i Muslims claiming descent from ...