Fazal Pirbhai

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Fazal Pirbhai
Date of Birth
  • 1898
Date of Death
  • 1961
Place of longest stay
  • Albertville, Republic of Congo
Profession or occupation carriedout for the longest period in life
  • Business
Where-City or Country
  • Zaire
Pirbhai Thawer 18651940

Born in 1898

When his uncle Alibhai died prematurely in 1922 in Madagascar, His father took charge of his brother's family and sent his younger son Fazal to marry Alibhai's daughter Jenabai in India.

Fazal and his young wife came to Dar-es-Salaam in 1930 and then went to Kigoma on the Eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, which formed the border between Tanganyika and Congo.

In 1932 they left Kigoma and went to Albertville, where Fazal became a partner in Karmali Pirbhai & Co.

Some years later, Fazal opened his own Company in Dar-es-Salaam. When this closed down, he was content to become a broker. Fazal and Jenabai had 12 children, 3 sons and 9 daughters. (Their eldest daughter Aminabai married Pyarali, second son of Merali Rawji).

Fazal died in 1961, aged 63.