|Place of birth||Bombay|
|Country of birth|| India
|Place of Death|| Mombasa
|Place of longest stay||Mombasa|
|Profession or occupation carried out for the longest period in life:||Merchant Prince, Philanthropist|
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|Full name||Nazerali Dewji|
|Full name||Pirbhai Dewji|
|Full name||Janmohamed Dewji|
|Full name||Jaffer Dewji|
|Full name||Nasser Dewji|
According to Dr. Abdul Shariff, in the 1860's, Dewji Jamal, a rich Khoja merchant from Bombay, arrived in Zanzibar and established a business between Zanzibar, Lamu and Bombay. He built a large house in a short span of three years and appears to have made up his mind to stay.
By about 1870, Dewji Jamal established a branch of his company, Dewji Jamal & Co in Lamu which was then the chief port of Kenya.
In 1885, one of his sons, Nazerali Dewji, arrived in Lamu with his family from Zanzibar.
In 1887, Nazerali Dewji moved to Mombasa to establish a new branch of Dewji Jamal & Co.