Gulamhussein Remtulla

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Alijah Gulamhussein Remtulla
All Nicknames
  • REMU
Town of birth
  • Gwadar
Country of birth
  • India
Date of Birth
  • 1886
Date of Death
  • 1965
Place of Death
  • Colombo
Place of longest stay
  • Colombo
Profession or occupation carriedout for the longest period in life
  • Business-Tea
Where-City or Country
  • Sri Lanka

Born in 1886 Gwadar

Father
Full name Muhammad Remu
Spouse
Full name Hirbai Gulamhussein Remtulla
Child
Full name ABDUL AZIZ REMTULLA
Child
Full name Laila Hashwani
Child
Full name Anver Aziz
Child
Full name Zarin Bai Alibhai Patel


Gulamhussein Remtulla (Remu) was a dry fish exporter from Gwadar, who first come to Colombo in the 1920s on a business trip. In 1933, he came back to settle and started as an importer of dates but then acquired a most lucrative agency for [ps://www.usha.com/fans Usha Fans], which his family went into manufacturing for the entire Si Lanka market.

He was also responsible for bringing a number of Kutchi Khojas families to Sri Lanka, including his relative, Hussein Jaffer Bhimji.

In all, Remu spent 79 years in Sri Lanka and died in Colombo in 1965.

His firm still exists in Colombo holding some prize real estate and, until 4 years ago, exporting quality teas.