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mercial training. At his death, Ahmed left six sonsaHashim, Ahmed, Ebrahim, Mohamed, Ismail, and Salay. Ebrahim Cassim Patail, the third son, married a daughter of Hashim Azim Moosajee in 1895, and has three sons
aCassim, Mohamed, and Eusoofaand five daughters.
MR. HADJE AHMED CASSIM PATAIL is
also a director of the Goolam Ariff Estate Company, Ltd., and of the Kemmendine Sooratee Burma Baazar Company, Ltd. He
is the second son of the late Ahmed Cassim Patail, whom he joined in business in the Sooratee Burra Bazaar, at the age of fifteen. When, later, another office was opened at 39, Merchant Street, he entered into partner-
ship with his five brothers. He married the daughter of Mohamed Ali Choangalia, of Rander, and has two daughters.
MR. ALLY HASHIM ARIFF has been managing director of the Poozoondaung and Boglay Bazaar Companies since 1903. He
was born in Rangoon in 1869. His father, Hashim Ariff, came to Moulmein from Rander, in the Bombay Presidency, in 1835, and commenced business in the silk trade. Ten years later he moved to Rangoon, and in 1855 entered into partnership with his brothers under the style of Hashim Ariff, Brothers e Co. A silk filature, known as the Bengal Silk Mill, was opened at Ulta Dingee in i860, and for ten years the firm held a contract for the supply of articles of clothing to the police of Burma. The silk business was continued until 1887. Meanwhile, Messrs. Hashim Ariff, Brothers e Co. had taken over the oil monopoly by arrangement with the late King Mengdon. Hashim Ariff, who died in 1887, left five sons and five daughters, the sonsa names being respectively Ahmed, Ally, Mahmood, Suliman, and Dawood. Ally Hashim Ariff was placed in charge of the Calcutta branch of his fatheras business while still a young man, and he had spent ten years in that city before the death of his parent caused him to return to Rangoon. Two years later he and his brother disposed of their interest in the silk mill, and started the present fancy goods business of Ally Hashim Ariff, Brothers e Co. They occupied premises in Dalhousie Street and Merchant Street. Mr. Ally Hashim Ariff married Amina Bibi, his cousin, a daughter of Cassim Ariff of Calcutta.
MR. MOOSA GOOLAM ARIFF is an iron-founder and general merchant and has a seat on the directorates of the Rangoon Motor Transport Company, Ltd., and the Goolam Ariff Estate Company, Ltd. His father, Hadjee Goolam Ariff, settled in Moulmein in 1855, and after the first Burmese War moved to Rangoon. By an arrangement with the late King of Burma, he obtained the monopoly of the oil trade, and so made a fortune. A silk factory which he established in Calcutta also proved a profitable investment. He was a large contributor to different charities. The bulk of his estate was transferred to a limited company, and the shares were distributed amongst the heirs. A sum of money was also left for the upkeep of a mosque which he built, and for the assistance of any of his heirs who might be in need at any time. The total estate amounted to 70 lakhs of rupees. Moosa Goolam Ariff became secretary of the Goolam Ariff Estate Company in
1905. Two years later he vacated this position and started business as a piece-goods merchant at 47, Merchant Street. In a few months he added hardware, metal, and coal departments, and in September, 1908, he established a nut and bolt factory, in which modern machinery
DAWJEE MOHAMED MADHAaS BUSINESS PREMISES IN DALHOUSIE STREET.DAWJEE MOHAMED MADHAa S BUSINESS PREMISES IN DALHOUSIE STREET.