Muhammad Husayn Tharia Topan
He was one the main driving forces behind the establishment and operation of the 1st Indian School in East Africa, The Sir Euan Smith Madrassa, (SESM) which was founded in Zanzibar in 1891.
"This non-denominational school was the most important Indian school in Zanzibar throughout the colonial period." Between Social Skills and Marketable Skills. The Politics of Islamic Education in 20th century. Zanzibar. Roman Loimeier, University of Göttingen. June 2009.'