Allana Khalfan Nathoo

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Allana Khalfan Nathoo
Profession or occupation carriedout for the longest period in life
  • Watch Repair

Born in

Allana Khalfan Natho traced his descent from a certain Haji, and whose son, Vali was a small merchant in Lahari Bandar, Sind.

When the port of Lahari Bandar dried up, Vali came in Jerruk, where he lived with his son Saleh.

The son of Saleh was Aloo, whose business expanded as far as Bhuj, Kutch.

Nathoo, the son of Aloo lived for some time in Bhuj, Kutch and then settled down in Mulla Katiar, Sind.

Natho's son was Khalfan, who migrated towards Karachi with his wife, called Lakhanni. Khalfan was the care-taker (jamatbhai) in the Kharadhar Jamatkhana.

He had four sons, Allana, Pesan, Ghulam Hussain and Mohammad; and four daughters, Fatima, Khatija, Zainab and Mianbai.

Allana joined a Jewish firm in Karachi to repair the watches. In 1882, Allana started his own small shop of repairing and selling the watches, and ultimately he was destined to become a leading dealer of watches.

Allana was a thrice-married man. He had two sons, Hussain and Fijey from his first wife. He had no child from his second wife. His third wife was Sharafi, the daughter of Mukhi Hashu, and the mother of Dr. Ghulam Ali Allana.