Baledina Asani

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Baledina Asani
Town of birth
Date of Birth
  • 1802
Date of Death
  • 1896
Place of Death
Place of longest stay
Where-City or Country

Born in 1802 Bhuj

"It may be noted here that the first Asani to settle in Masqat would Baledînâ Asani (1802-1896). He moved there in 1844 after his appointment by the first Aga Khan, Hasan Ali Shah, as his proxy at Masqaţ.

Baledînâ, who mastered Arabic and Persian, was responsible for the centralized collection of tithes paid to the Aga khan by Ismailis of Iraq, Iran, and the Gulf and then to transmit these funds to Aga khan in Bombay through bills of Exchange "hoondi".

He exercised this function for fifty-two years, that is to say until his death."

Construction & Management of Identity- Lawatiyas in the Sultanate of Oman - Zahir Bhaloo

Had 8 daughters, all married in Sindh