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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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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 ...