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The Khoja Diaspora

We believe, as many of you also do, that the wonderful 700-year migratory history of the Khojas should not be allowed to die, even as our elders pass away. Our response is Khojawiki.org - a not-for-profit collaborative effort to systematically record living people's stories about their own experiences and their recollection of the stories of their parents and other ancestors, in their own words, using the power of the Internet. Read More


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HON. ABDUL AZIZ, Member of Parliament


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Abdul Aziz Gulamhusein Remtulla’s(Remu)life in Ceylon exemplifies the frequent tendency of the Khoja migrants to engage in the civic life of their new home and to “pay back” to that society. The son of a successful Gwadar-born immigrant, who made his home in Colombo of the 1930’s, Abdul Aziz, as he came to be known in Sri Lanka, went on to devote more than 50 years to the plight of the tea-plantation workers, who have been grossly exploited first by the colonial plantation owners and later by local Sri Lankan owners. Abdul Aziz Bhai died on 29th April 1990 and it is a testament to his towering stature in Sri Lankan society that the President, Prime Minster and most politicians of all stripes were in attendance at his funeral. In fact, the government also issued a special commemorative stamp in honour of his contribution to that beautiful but troubled nation. Read more

Earliest Historical Reference To Khoja Merchants = 1543 AD

Check it out here!!! Khoja Shams-ud-din Gillani

INDEX OF OVER 250 PERSONAL HISTORIES IN KHOJAWIKI-Click on the name to read the full INTERESTING story.

1. Abdallah Ratansi

2. Abdul Aziz

3. Abdulali Esmail Somji

4.Abdulhussein Peera Dewjee

5. ‎ Abdulla Jetha

6. Abdulla Shariff Kanji

7. Abdullah Hashim Gangji

8. Abdullah Ibrahim Rahimtoola

9.Abdullah Jaffer Lakhpati

10. Abdulrasul Alibhai Kassim-Lakha

11.Alibhai Nanji

12. Abdulrasul Allidina Visram

13. Abualy Alibhai Aziz

14 Abdulrasul Fazal Moloo

15.Ali Muhammad Jan Muhammad Chunara

16 Adam Adu

17. Adam Akberali

18. AG Abdulhussein

19. Ahmed Devji

20. Ahmed Ibrahim Rahimtoola

21. Ahmedali Nizari

22. Akber Maherali Sorathia

23. Akberbhai Makhani

24. Akberali Fazal Ismail

25. Akberali Merali Jiwa

26. Al Noor Kassum

27. Alarakhia Dossani

28.Alibhai Lalji Kara Abhwani

29. Alibhai Gulamhusein Jiwani

30. Alibhai Hasham Rawji

31. Alidina Asani

32.Ali Sachoo

33. Amil Issa Shivji

34 Alidina Kanji Ramji

35.Allidina Visram

36. Allu Visram[

37. Alnashir Hasham

38. Alnoor Hassanali Karim Abdulla

39. Alyque Padamsee

40.Ameerali R Jumabhoy

41. Amersi Manji Lakhani

42.Amil Issa Shivji

43. Amin Kassam

44. Aminbhai Nazerali Abhwani

45. Amir Habib Jamal

46. Amir Husein Kheraj

47. Amirali Bhatia

48. Anverali Aziz Charania

49. Arif Virani

50.Assa Danidina

51. Azim Premji

52. Aziz Charania

53. Aziz Hashim

54. Aziz Tejpar

55. Bud Sayany

56. Badru G. Moosa

57. Badrudin Hassam Satchu

58. Ben Kingsley

59. Bhanji Jiwa

60. Bhimji Hamir

61. Cassum J. Rahimtoola

62. Currimbhoy Ebrahim

63. Datardina Wandani

64.Datoo Meru

65. Dahya Punja

66 Dhanji Jadavji Bhatia

67. Dolly Bhanji

68. Dewji Jamal

69 Dewjee Parpia

70. Dharamsi Khatau

71.Dolatkhanu Alibhai Jiwani

72. Ebrahim Jamal Pradhan

73.Esmail Jetha

74. Faisal Devji

75. Fakirmohamed Gaidher

76. Fatma Peera Dewjee

77. Fatmabai Kassamali Bhatia

78. Fazal Ibrahim Rahimtoola

79. Fazal Khamis Valli Nathu

80. Fazal Master

81. Fazalbhoy Currimbhoy Ebrahim

82. Firoz Goa

83. Firoz Shroff

84. Firoze Madatally Manji

85. Gulamali Jina Madhavji

86. Gulamhussein Bhaloo Kurji

87.Gulamhusein Khamis Valli

88. Gulamhusein Moloo Hirji

89. Gulamhusein Rajpar Ladak

90. Gulamhussein Abdulrasul Dhalla

91. Gulamhussein Dedhar

92. Gulamhussein Moledina Bhimani

93. Gulamhussein Remtulla

94. Gulsaker Dewji

95. Gulu Ramji

96. Habib Adat Dewji

97. Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola

98. Habib R.Lalani

99.Habib Mawji Nathani

100. Haider Hasham

101Haider Pirbhai Jetha

102. Haji Dada

103. Haji Ladak

104. Hasanaly Currimbhoy Ibrahim

105. Hasham Jamal Pradhan

106. Hasham Jessa

107. Hashum J. Rahimtoola

108. Hassan Bhanji Jiwa

109. Hassanali Abdulla CHagpar

110. Hassanali Nanji Balolia

111.Hassanali Nanji Giga

112.Hassanali Nasser Thaver

113. Hassanali Walji Kanji

114. Hoosenaly Rahimtoola

101AHusein Mohamedally Nazarally

115. Hussein Alibhai Mullani

116. Hussein Jaffer Bhimji Colombowalla

117. Hussein Walji Nayani

118. Ibrahim Ladha

119Ibrahim Meru

120.Ibrahim Nathoo

121 Iqbal Gilani

122. Ismail Gangji

123.Ismail H Ebrahim

124Ibrahim Suleman Haji

125Ismail Mohamed Dewji

126. Ismail Rahimtulla Walji Hirji

127. Issa Gulamhussein Shivji

128. Issa Kassam Abji

129. Jadavji Walji Bhatia

130. Jaffar Ahmed Nizari

131.Jaffer Bhimji

132 Jaffer Daya

133. Jafferbhoy Gangji

135. ‎Jaffer Padamsee

136. Jaffer Rahimtoola

137. Jafferali Ali Meghji

138. Jafferali Dhanji Suleman

139 Jamal Bhanji Jiwa

140. Jamal Pradhan- Kisumu

141. Janmohammed Bhanji Jiwa

142. Janmohamed Hansraj

143. Jeraj Shariff

144. Jina Madhavji

145. Jivraj Khatau

146. John Shamsudin Karmali

147. Juma Lalji Ladha

148. Kabir Jivraj

149. Kaderbhoy Adam

150. Kamrudin Hasham Jessa

151. Kamrudin Jeraj Shariff

152. Kanji Jetha Lala

153. Kara Ruda

154. Kara Samji Abhwani

155. Karamali Dahya Walji

156. Karim Jamal

157. Karim Moledina Pirani

158. Kassam Abji

159. Kassam Dewji

160. Kassam Haji

161. Kassam Rawji Mullani

162. Kassamali Hirji Jessani

163. Kassamali Paroo

164. Khamisa Devraj

165. Khoja Shams-ud-din Gillani

166. Kulsum Abdulrasul Wazir

167. Kulsumbai Abdulla Hasham

168.Labai Vellani

169Ladha Mawji

170.Lalji Kara Abhwani|

171. Lalji Ladha

172. Laljibhai Devraj

173. Madatali Rehmtulla Nanji

174. Madatally Manji

175. Madhavjee Jessani

176. Maherali Gokal Versi

177. Maheroon Mawji

178. Maqbool Habib Rahimtoola

179. Mamda Kassam

180. Manbai Rahimtoola

181. Manji Ghulamhussian Padamsee

182. Mehboob Dewji

183. Mehboob Madhavjee Jessani

184. Mithibai Habib Dewji

185. MohamedJaffer Ramzanali Hansraj

186. Mohamed Manek

187 Mohamed Suleman Zanzibar

188. Mohamedali Pirbhai

189. Mohamedally Rattansi

190. Mohamed-Jaffer Habib Bhayani

191.Mohamed Nanji Nathani

191 A Mohamedali Suleman Meghji

192. Mohammad Rahimtoola

193. Mohammed Gulam Dewji

194. Mohamedali Natha Hirji

195. MohamedHussein Karim Gaidher

196. Moloobhai Alarakhia Dossani

197. Muhammad (Mohomedali) Jinnah

198. Muhammad Muradali Juma

199. Muhammed Hashim Premji

200. Mumtaz Akberali

201. Murad Rajabali Velshi

202. Murabbi Shariff Jiwa Surti

203. Mussabhai Ismat

205. Naaz Bandali

206. Nadiya Mohemedali Mandani

207. Naheed Nenshi

208. Najarali Mohmedali Pattni

209. Najmudin Kassam Dewji

210.Nargis Dhanji Bhatia

211 Nargis Ali Ashgar Hamadanee

212.Nasser Noormohamed

213.Nasser Lila

214.Nasser Virji

215. Natha Hirji

216. Naushad Noorali Merali

217. Nazerali Dewji

218. Nazerali Lalji Abhwani

219 Nensi Parpia

220. Nizar (Nizoo) Ismail Munjee

221. Noor Nagji

222. Nooruddin Mohammed Rahimtoola

223. Nurbanu Gulamhussein Moledina

224 Nurdin Merali Jiwa

225. Nurmohamed Jeraj Shariff

226. Padamsee Viru

227. Parvez Vira

228. Peera Dewjee

229.Pira Khimji

230.P.V. Rajan

231. Rahemtulla Walji Virji

232. Rahim Ajmudin Samnani

233. Rahimtoola Kaderbhoy

234. Rahimtulla Walji Hirji

235. Rajabali Meghji Visram

236.Rajabali Jumabhoy

237Ramji Ladha Mullani

238. Ramzan Hasham Jamal

239. Ramzanali Shariff Jamal

240. Rashid Adat Dewji

241. Rashid Kassam Nanji

242. Ratansi Alwani

243. Razia Gulmohamad

244. Razia Nathani Suleman

245. Rehmat Bai Ratansi

246. Rishad Azim Premji

247. Rosy Kassam

248. Rozina Visram

249. Sadru Kassam

250. Sadrudin Hasham Ramji

251. Sadrudin Rajabali Meghji

252. Sakar Kassamali Jessani

253. Saleem Kassum

254. Salim Bhanji

255. Saukat Dhanani

256. Sewa Haji Paroo

257. Shamshu Alidina

258. Shamshu Bhanji Jiwa

259. Sherali Bandali Jaffer

260.Sherali Thaver

261 Sherali Jaffer Bhimani

262.Sherbanu G.Jina Madhavji

263.Shiraz Sumar

264. Sir Ibrahim Rahimtoola

265. Somji Chaggan

266. Sugra Allidina Visram

267. Suleman J. Rahimtoola

268. Sultan Habib Kassam Dewji

269. Sultan Kamrudin Jessa

270. Sir Tharia Topan

271. U Kan Gyi

272. Valabhai M Nazarali

273. Walji Kanji

274. Yasmeen Premji

275.Yusuf A. Karim

276.Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

277. Yasmin Ajijbai Mithwani 278. Yasmin Ratansi

279. Zahra (Zara) Nanji

280. Zainub Verjee

281 Zarina Mohamed Khimji Punjani

(284)Zerakhanu Dhanji Bhatia

285. Zerakhanu R.F.Alidina

286. Zubeida Sultan Chinoy

287. Zulfikar Amirali H.Juma

Compiled by Javid Jeraj


The Quedagh Merchant

17th Century ships built by Indians in Surat"

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A wealthy Khoja merchant from Surat, whose ship, the "Quedagh Merchant", Captain William Kidd, notorious British pirate, captured and for which he was hanged 300 years ago!Read More


2nd Book Launch

KhojaWiki is proud to announce it's appointment as the sole Canadian distributor of Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee's third book, "Daisporic Distractions", which will be officially launched on Sunday, May 6th, 2018, at 2 p.m. with a panel discussion including Dr Keshavjee and Mr. Ali Velshi, well-known author & international TV personality, formerly with Al-Jazeera and now MSNBC.

The event is guaranteed to be enlightening and entertaining. We invite you to register, as soon as possible, by email at contact@khojawiki.org to register.

Khojawiki was invited to present its project at the 2nd International Ismaili Studies Conference at Carlton University.



2. BHUJ, KUTCH-23rd December 2016

3. PUNE, INDIA - 20th December 2016



We are extremely pleased to announce that the 1st Khojawiki Drop-In Centre is in operation at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Don Mills. Located opposite the Agakhan Museum, it is convenient for our seniors to come for a cup of chai and share their personal stories with our dedicated group of volunteers, who then enter the narratives, photos and other mementos on this website for preservation. The centre is bright, spacious and has a room dedicated for audio-visual recordings to keep for posterity. All are welcome between 11 am to 6 pm on week-days. Weekend is by appointment.

Our complete contact:

KHOJAWIKI, 6 Garamond Court, Don Mills, Ontario , Canada, M3C 1Z5

Tel: (647) 428-5890

Email: contact@khojawiki.org

Directions to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre


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In Canada, high school students must volunteer 40 hours to the community service and as a registered charity, we are qualified to provide the certification. Please contact us if you can get a youth in your family to build your family tree and at the same time qualify for these hours. Guaranteed,they would likely never forget their ancestral lineage!Contact


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