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Abdallah Fazal Remtulla

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Abdallah Fazal Remtulla


Place of birth Mundra
Country of birth British India




Place of longest stay Dar es Salaam
Profession or occupation carried out for the longest period in life: Business
Where Tanzania
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Mother
Full name Jenabai Ladha Sumar (click to create)
Father
Full name Fazal Remtulla Sakarwalla (click to create)
Spouse
Full name Shirin Habib Adat (click to create)
Brother
Full name Kassamali Fazal Remtulla
Brother
Full name Mohamed Fazal Remtulla
Sister
Full name Mariam Fazal Remtulla
Brother
Full name Babu Fazal Remtulla
Brother
Full name Hassan Fazal Remtulla
Sister
Full name Sikinabai Hassanali Bandali
Sister
Full name Kulsumbai Fazal Remtulla
Sister
Full name Fatmabai Alimohamed Khoja
Sister
Full name Sultanbai Rajabali Merali Damji
Child
Full name Nargis Abdalla Fazal (click to create)
Child
Full name Mumtaz Amin Kassam (click to create)
Child
Full name Tazim Nasser (click to create)
Child
Full name Karim Abdalla Fazal (click to create)

Abdallah Bhai was born on a family "vaari" farm just outside of Mundra, one of 10 children of a family of small landowners, who lived relatively well for several generations. The daily school was followed by hard labour in the fruit, millet and sorghum vaari.

Mundra, on the Kutch coast, has a long history of sending its men to work in Africa (they have a saying “Kutch is so dry, even the scorpions want to migrate”). Brothers Mohamed & Abdalla Fazal went to Tanganyika where they had relatives.

He started work with Habib Adat Dewji in his import firm for several years. Habib Mukhi was so impressed that he offered his daughter, Shirin (Shilo) in marriage and they were married in 1943. Abdalla Bhai then worked in his own lumber business in Dar for many years.

It is said that Abdalla and Shilo could not have children then they went to a dargha in Kutch and after the appropriate "maanta", they had four children.

In 1949, he brought all his brothers, sisters and parents from Kutch to Tanzania but his father and mother returned home later as they did not like it in Africa.