reason to be grateful to him for his services in this direction. In charitable and philan-trophic works he plays an important part. A son of the late Moolla Hasim, he was born in the Bombay Presidency in 1844. Twelve years earlier, Moolla Hasim had migrated to Rangoon, his brother, Moolla Ebrahim, being at that time one of the ministers of the Burmese King. For some years the brothers owned large tracts of mineral oil land, which have since been acquired by the Burma Oil Company. With the Burmese Royal Family, Moolla Hasim had extensive dealings. He died in 1884,
mained with them for ten years. In 1893 he started business on his own account, and already the firmas premises have been enlarged to six times their original size. In addition to wines and spirits, Messrs. Sofaer e Co. do a large business in oilman-stores, and export a considerable quantity of rice to the Straits Settlements. Mr. Sofaer is a large landed proprietor, and owns one of the finest buildings in the town. He is a highly respected member of the Jewish community, and has been a trustee of the Jewish Synagogue for ten years. He is also a member of the Excise Committee, of the Agricultural
trustee of the Rangoon Mutual Benefit Fund ; acting managing director of the Madras Steam Navigation Company, Ltd. ; and warden of the Sons of India Society. He is a leading Freemason, and has been junior warden, overseer, and treasurer of Lodge aStella and Victoria.a Mr. V. Nama Sivaya is the son of the late Mr. Venasitamby, a Colombo merchant, and was born in 1859. After matriculating at Madras University, he proceeded first to the B.A. degree and then to the M.A. and B.L. degrees at Calcutta University. He was articled to a Calcutta solicitor for two years, and become enrolled
SOFAER e CO.aS BUILDINGS AT THE CORNER OF PHAYRE AND MERCHANT STREETS.
leaving six sons and one daughter. Mr. Moolla Abdul Rahim continued the general merchantas business, in which he had joined his father in i860, and dealt largely in piece-goods, but he has now. practically retired.
MR. ISAAC A. SOFAER was appointed a member of the Municipal Committee in January, 1909. Born at Bagdad in 1867, he was brought to Rangoon by his father, Mr. Abraham Isaac Sofaer, when nine years of age. Upon leaving St. Paulas High School, Rangoon, where he was educated, he joined a firm of wine and spirit merchants and re-
Society, and the Burma Pasteur Institute. Mr. Sofaer married a daughter of Mr. Ezekiel Solomon, of Rangoon, and has two sons and four daughters. Mr. Meyer Abraham Sofaer, who has recently become a partner in the firm, has served for a considerable time in the business. He is married to a daughter of Mr. David Isaac, and has three sons and one daughter.
MR. V. NAMA SIVAYA has been a Municipal Commissioner since 1904. He is president of the Hindu Social Club and of the Anglo-Vernacular School, Rangoon ; a
as a vakeel of the High Court of Calcutta. In 1887 he started practice in Rangoon as an advocate in the late Recorderas Court, and subsequently practised in the Chief Court of Lower Burma.
MR. AGA MAHMOOD was appointed a member of the Municipal Commission in
1903, and, with the exception of a short period when he was absent from Rangoon has held the seat since. For several years he has been an honorary magistrate, and since 1902 he has been a member of the Burma Chamber of Commerce. In 1903 he1903, and, with the exception of a short period when he was absent from Rangoon has held the seat since. For several years he has been an honorary magistrate, and since 1902 he has been a member of the Burma Chamber of Commerce. In 1903 he