FAQ         Help         Contact Us

Jadavji Walji Bhatia

From Khoja Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Jadavji Walji Bhatia
JADAVJI WALJI BHATIA.jpg


Place of birth Kharkharda, Jamnagar
Country of birth India
Date of Birth 1873
Date of Death 1942/10/17
Place of Death Khakharda, Jamnagar


Place of longest stay Kharkharda, Jamnagar
Profession or occupation carried out for the longest period in life: Business - Clothing Store
Where Kharkharda, Jamnagar
Family tree click here
Father
Full name Walji Abji Bhatia
Spouse
Full name Mongibai Daya
Child
Full name Dhanji Jadavji Bhatia
Child
Full name Alibhai Jadavji Bhatia
Child
Full name Lakhoo Bhai Bhatia
Child
Full name Dhanji Jadavji Bhatia
Child
Full name Panbhai Jadavji Bhatia
Child
Full name Noorbanu J. Bhatia
Child
Full name Jivan Jadavji Bhatia
Child
Full name Amrat Jadavji Bhatia
Child
Full name Rhemat J. Bhatia
Child
Full name Jennabai J. Bhatia

Jadavji Walji Bhatia

"Grandfather had a textile business in Jamkhambalia, which is a town in the Jamnagar district in Gujarat, and he exported machinery and exposed him to different social atmospheres.

As the business grew in Jamkhambalia, grandfather had a lot of problems transporting the textile goods they produced to other towns nearby. He is believed to have approached Jam Saheb (ruler or king) in Jamnagar, and suggested that a railway station be built in which he would personally offer financial support and labour.

This was well received by the ruler, and the railway station was constructed in the village of Bhatiya, near Jamnagar. Since grandfather was well respected by the ruler and the people there, he automatically inherited the title ‘Bhatiya’, which has continued as last last name to this day, except that the spelling has changed a little to ‘Bhatia’. His acquired name has been handed down to many generations and today the Bhatia family is a very large Ismaili family which is spread around the world."

Extract from "Life Actually, My Memoir by Nargis Gerke-Bhatia Friesen Press (2013)