Born in 1874
"In 1890, after a journey alone by dhow, Mohamedali Pirbhai, age sixteen, stayed in a community rest house in Dar es Salaam until he found work with a German provision store. As a clerk he eamed Rs.12 per month and had to provide his own food and lodging"
The Rise And Fall of Philanthropy in East Africa- The Asian Connection by Robert G. Gregory (pg. 21)