Naanbai Dharamsi

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Naanbai Dharamsi
Town of birth
  • Lalpur
Country of birth
  • British India
Date of Birth
  • 1863
Date of Death
  • 1968
Place of Death
  • Dar es Salaam
Name of Cemetery and plot no
  • SeaView Ismaili Cemetery, Dar es Salaam
Place of longest stay
  • Dar es Salaam

Born in 1863 Lalpur

Naanbai lived to be 105 years old, being born in 1863 during the Imamat of Mawlana Hasanaly Shah, Naanbai served the home of Aga Khan I to IV. Witnessing the Takhtnashini of Imam Aga Aly Shah, all of the Imamat Jubilees of Imam Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Naanbai left this temporal world in 1968, just a decade in to the Imamat of Mawlana Shah Karim al-Hussaini Aga Khan.

Up until the age of 103, she would sit on the floor on the terrace of their Dar-es-Salaam home with a stone mill, processing millet to make bajri-ja rotla. This is a fond memory of her great-granddaughter Rosmin; who would often watch and help add in handfuls of millet into the stone mill.