Moolji Nazarali

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Count Moolji Nazarali
Town of birth
Date of Birth
  • 1901
Place of Death
Place of longest stay
Profession or occupation carriedout for the longest period in life
  • Businessman
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Born in 1901 Moshi

"Moolji Nazarali was most probably born in 1901 in Moshi, Tanzania. Nothing is known of his early life except that his family migrated from Bhuj, Kutch."

He was, however, remembered as one of the generous, humane and eminent persons in Tanzania. His outstanding services in Moshi seem to have begun with the construction of a new Jamatkhana in 1925, which he built with his own expenses of 40,000/- shillings. He also donated 150,000/- shillings in building the primary school in Moshi.

He had also contributed a handsome amount in the establishment of Guest-House, library, the Aga Khan Club and Nursery School in Moshi.

The Moolji Nazarali family was among other pioneers.

“My father, accompanied by my grandparents, came to Africa in 1906,” recalls Vancouver resident Jimmy Moolji. “He was only 11 years old.”

His father’s elder brother, Alibhai Nazarali came to East Africa a little earlier and settled at a place called Sultan Hamud near Eldoret in Kenya. His mission was to clear the way for settling the rest of family members.