Jiwan Lalji Velji

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Itmadi Jiwan Lalji Velji
Town of birth
  • Zanzibar
Country of birth
  • Tanzania
Place of longest stay
  • Nairobi
Profession or occupation carriedout for the longest period in life
  • Merchant
Where-City or Country
  • Nairobi

Born in Zanzibar

Father
Full name Lalji Velji
Spouse
Full name Gulshan Jiwan Lalji
Brother
Full name Rajan Lalji
Child
Full name Daulat Jiwan Lalji

His family concern was known as Jiwan Lalji & Co., dealing mostly with hardware and beads started in Zanzibar and first came to Nairobi in 1885. His brother Rajan Lalji ran the firm in Nairobi and the third partner of the Jiwan Lalji & Co. was another brother, Merali Lalji, who looked after their Mombasa branch, and is reported to have come in Africa in 1890. In 1910, this family concern also started their fourth branch in Mwanza

Jiwan Lalji helped Jina Madhavji settle in Faja, Lamu in 1905.