Esmail Jetha

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Mukhi Esmail Jetha
Town of birth
  • Kutch
Country of birth
  • India
Place of longest stay
  • Tanga
Profession or occupation carriedout for the longest period in life
  • Wholesale Distributor

Born in Kutch

Father
Full name Jetha Nanjee
Brother
Full name Mussa Jetha
Brother
Full name Karim Jetha
Brother
Full name Salehmohamed Jetha
Child
Full name Abdulla Jetha
Child
Full name Abdulmohamed Jetha

by Shiraz Jetha, Olympia, WA and Nizar Jetha, Calgary, AB, November 19, 2011


  • In Tanga, Esmail Jetha, with brother Salehmohamed, in the late 50s and 60s had a wholesale business which imported products through agencies (i.e. exclusive distributors).


  • One interesting fact in our family is that Esmail Jetha (EJ) and Abdullah Jetha (AJ) passed away within 24 hours of each other. EJ died of cancer first; AJ had a heart problem and died the following day. EJ wasn’t aware of the seriousness of AJ’s condition but had a premonition, it is thought, that he would be seeing him soon.

According to the community oral records, Esmail Jetha was Kamadia (Deputy) of the Tanga Khoja Ismaili Jamat between 1910-1917 and Mukhi(Chief) in 1927-1928.