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Mulla Abdulla Karim Surti

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Birth & Death

Birthdate: In Year 1862

Deathdate: In Year 1927


The Journey of Mulla Abdulla Karim Surti from India to Madagascar Island

Mulla Abdulla Karim Surti was born in India in 1862. He was the father of the famous Mulla Yusufali Abdulla of East Africa. He was also the nephew of the famous merchant who was known as the champion of the poor, Murrabbi Sheriff Jiwa Surti. Mulla Abdulla got married in Ahmedabad.

In 1900 he travelled to Madagascar with his uncle Murrabbi Sheriff. He worked at his uncle’s branches at Diego Suarez, Nosibe and Analalava for a total period of 5 years. After the death of his wife, he went to India in 1904 for his second marriage.

In 1905, Mulla Abdulla started his own business in Majunga. After a few years, he moved his business to Moroavay. In 1918 he went to India for a short stay. He continued his business in Moroavay until his death in 1927.

Marhum was Zakire Hussein AS. He was fondly given the nickname Mulla. Three of his sons and a daughter lived in Madagascar.


  • Let us remember and pray for the maghferat of these dedicated past leaders of our Community and all Marhumeen with Sura Fateha.


Source: AFED Trade Directory (1960)

SECRETARIAT

ARCHIVES SECTION OF THE AFRICA FEDERATION

26th May 2017 (29th Shab’an 1438 AH)

Resource: http://africafederation.org/oldafrica/publications/archives/1640-africa-federation-archives-the-journey-of-mulla-abdulla-karim-surti-from-india-to-madagascar-island