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Sir Abdul Karim Jamal (1862-1924)

The King of Rice; The Merchant Prince

Sir Abdul Karim Jamal Abdul Shakoor Jamal was undoubtedly the greatest Memon businessman of his time.

Sir Adamjee Haji Dawood (1880-1948)

The father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in his condolence message on Sir Adamjee's death said, "He was a very loyal Muslim and rendered great services in our struggle and the fight for Pakistan. His loss will be felt all the more, now, when having achieved our goal we need his services for building up of Pakistan. His death will leave a gap in the Muslim business community which will be difficult to fill. His death is really a national loss to Pakistan".

Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi

Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi is a social worker unmatched with any other individual, group or welfare organization. His sole aim is to offer dedicated and unconditional service to the ailing and distressed humanity.

Mrs. Bilquis Edhi

Bilquis Edhi, wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi, is a social worker in her own right. Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi, a unique social worker, who needs no introduction has always been supported by his wife Bilquis Edhi.

Mr. Abdul Kader Jaffer

His Excellency Mr. Pierre Lafrance, Ambassador of France in Pakistan, conferred the "Chevalier de L’Order National du Merite" (Knight of the Merit Order) on Mr. Abdul Kader Jaffer, President of Pakistan-France Business Alliance, on the 4th of February, 1995. This prestigious award was given to Mr. A. Kader Jaffer for promoting trade relations between Pakistan and France.

Dr. Joosub Ebrahim OMSG

Dr. Joosub Ebrahim, who needs no introduction, has paved a niche for himself in the annals of history as a businessman, philanthropist and humanitarian in a class of his own. His work and contribution to the upliftment of the poor and needy in the society, regardless of caste, creed, colour, race or religion, and particularly to the cause of education has earned him due recognition and honours.

Mr. Justice Ismail Mahommed

South Africa’s First non-white Chief Justice. One of the most eminent and successful personalities of the Memon Community. He passed away recently. Read his story.

Dr. Muhammad Umer Chapra

Dr. Muhammad Umer Chapra, a Memon, was awarded the prestigious King Faisal International Award for his Services to Islam in 1989. The Award includes a Gold Medal and a cash endowment of Saudi Riyal 350,000. He has received several awards including the IDB Award for Islamic Economics and the Institute of Overseas Award for Service to Islam.

Mr. Umer A. Rehman

Mr. Umer A. Rehman is a veteran social worker, writer, journalist, editor and humanitarian of the Memon Community. His contribution to the field of education and literacy, journalism and editorship, community welfare work and upliftment of the society, particularly the Memon Community, has been remarkable and highly commendable and is spread over a long period of 40 years. Mr. Umer A. Rehman comes from a family where three generations have contributed to the field of Journalism and Social Service. He has been awarded with numerous honours, medals, certificates and shields for his laudable efforts.

Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Tai

Grand Master - Bando Karate

For the past two decades Ashraf Tai, with the help of his able and dedicated lieutenants, has made karate extremely popular in Pakistan. Over 2,00,000 people have received training from Tai Karate Centre which has now opened branches in India, U.S.S.R., U.S.A., Canada, Iran Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and Bangladesh.

Sir Abdul Karim Jamal


Sir Adamjee


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Mr. Abdul Aziz Memon

Chairman, Kings Group of Industries

Dr. Abdul Majid Sindhi 

Writer, Sitara-e Imtiaz

Mr. Abdul Razzak Teli 

 Export Promotion Bureau of Pakistan

Mr. Ahmed Dawood 

Dawood Group / Dawood Foundation

Mr. Anees Ahmed

 Minister of State, Maharashtra, India

Mr. Ashraf W. Tabani 

Former Minister of Sindh, Pakistan

Miss Farzana Suleman Poonawala 

First Blind Woman PhD. of Pakistan   

Mr. Hanif Tayab

 Former Federal Minister/ Social Worker

Mr. Iqbal Kassim 

Former Test Cricketer


Mr. Muhammad Ismail Memon

 Tamgah-e-Imtiaz,  Writer & Researcher

Mr. Justice (Retd.) Hafeez Memon 

Chief Justice of Sindh High Court

Mr. Kassim Parekh

 Ex-Governor, State Bank of Pakistan

Mrs. Kulsoom Rafiq Hingora

 Former Councillor, Social Worker

Mr. Mehmood Haroon 

Renowned politician

Mrs. Nafees Fazil

  First Memon & Muslim Women Minister in Karnataka, India

Mr. Yaqoob Tabani

 Chairman, AeroAsia Airlines

Mr. Yousuf Haroon

 Eminent Politician

Dr. Zaitoon Matchiswala

 Ex-Advisor to the U.N., Writer, etc

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