Amir Karim Ali

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Wazir Amir Karim Ali
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Honorary Titles
  • Captain
Date of Birth
  • 1910/09/04
Date of Death
  • 1978/12/21
Name of institution of highest education achieved
  • Inter Arts D.J. Sind College Karachi

Born in 1910

Vali, the son of Rehmu Bhagat was a devoted person in Bhuj, Kutchh. He left Kutchh for Sind, and ultimately settled in Karachi.

Amir Karim Ali was almost the first Ismaili to join the British Army forces in the Infantry Division during the Second World War in 1941 as a King's Emergency Commissioned Officer, and rose from 2nd Lieutenant to Temporary Major's rank.

He was sent to Mahow for a training of 18 months. Due to the emergency, the course was crammed into six months. He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in May, 1942. He was posted mainly in Assam up to the river Chindwin on Burma border, and was charged in the famous siege of Kohina and Manipur on the Burma front and became the recipient of three war service medals.

When the war ended in 1945, he was given an option for release in July, 1946 and granted the rank of an Honorary Captain.

On return to civilian life, he applied himself to agriculture in Sind around Tando Bagho.

He worked under the guidance of his maternal uncle, Pir Sabzali

Later, he went to his rice mill in Badin and supervised it for over two years.