Jiwan Lalji Velji

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Itmadi Jiwan Lalji Velji
Place of birth Zanzibar
Country of birth Tanzania
Place of longest stay Nairobi
Profession or occupation Profession or occupation carried out for the longest period in life Merchant
Where Nairobi
Family tree List | Extended
Parents
Siblings
Rajan Lalji 1887–1956

Born in Zanzibar

His family concern was known as Jiwan Lalji & Co., dealing mostly with hardware and beads started in Zanzibar and first came to Nairobi in 1885. His brother Rajan Lalji ran the firm in Nairobi and the third partner of the Jiwan Lalji & Co. was another brother, Merali Lalji, who looked after their Mombasa branch, and is reported to have come in Africa in 1890. In 1910, this family concern also started their fourth branch in Mwanza

Jiwan Lalji helped Jina Madhavji settle in Faja, Lamu in 1905.