prove, that he decided to devote his whole attention to it, and the silk shop was closed in 1901. Since 1903, Mr. Solayman Cassim Mall has imported European goods direct through his buyers, Messrs. J. H. Bower e Co., Messrs. R. D. Galbraith e Co., Messrs. Alexander Young e Co., and other firms of London and the Continent, whilst he has correspondents in most parts of the world. The land on which stand the business premises which he erected in 1906 is his own property. He is also the owner of much other property in Rangoon, and has a substantial interest in numerous joint stock
and manager of the firm of Messrs. Ebrahim Yusuf Mohamed e Co., fancy goods merchants, of 252, Dalhousie Street. He is honorary secretary of the Rangoon Mahomedan Association, which is a representative body of the Mahomedans of Burma. In 1908 he was appointed the honorary secretary of the Sultan Coronation Day Anniversary. He is married to a daughter of the late Mohamed Hashim of Surat, and has one daughter.
MR. C. RUNGASWAMY MOODELLIAR, who
is a general merchant and commission agent residing in Kemmendine, was born in Ran-
paddy and garden lands in several parts of Burma. He has a philanthropic and charitable disposition and has freely helped many deserving objects. Several years ago Mr. Moodelliar was made an honorary magistrate by the Government, and he is a trustee of several prominent charitable institutions and Hindu temples.
MR. CASSIM E. BHYMIAH is widely known as the author of two books dealing with life in Burma. His father, the late Hajee Esoof Bhymiah, was a native of Surat in the Bombay Presidency, who, after
2. MAHMOOD E. BHYMIAH. 3. M. E. BHYMIAH. 4. EBRAHIM E. BHYMIAH.
1. CA.SSIM E. BHYMIAH.
companies. In 1903 he paid a visit of six monthsa duration to Egypt and Arabia. He has five sons, namelyaMohamed Hajee Solayman Mall, Yusuf Hajee Solayman Mall, Goolam Hoosain Hajee Solayman Mall, Moosa Hajee Solayman Mall and Ahmed Hajee Solayman Mall. The eldest son, Mr. Mohamed Hajee Solayman Mall, after leaving school in 1897, joined his fatheras silk business, and in 1900 he was transferred to the hardware business, which he has managed since 1902. He holds a power of attorney from his father. He is also founder
goon some fifty years ago. His father, the late C. Coopoosawmy Moodelliar, came to Burma from Trichinopoly early in the last century, and established himself as a general merchant and contractor on an extensive scale. He died in 1872, leaving seven children, of whom C. Rungaswamy Moodelliar is the only one now living. Mr. C. Rungaswamy Moodelliar was appointed head cashier to Messrs. Mohr Bros, and Co., in 1878, and soon became the chief broker of the firm. He is now one of the largest landlords in Rangoon and owns a rice mill, as well as
receiving his education in the Urdu, Persian, and Gujarati languages, joined his father in a general merchantas business in Calcutta. Five years later he came to Rangoon and started business as a silk merchant. He married twice, and of the first marriage there were two sons. By his second wife, Fatima Bebe, he had four sons, Mohomed Ebrahim, Cassim and Mahmood. The third son, Cassim, was born in Rangoon in 1885 and received his education in the Mahotn-medan Sooratee School, at the Empress Victoria Buddhist School, and at St. Paulasreceiving his education in the Urdu, Persian, and Gujarati languages, joined his father in a general merchanta s business in Calcutta. Five years later he came to Rangoon and started business as a silk merchant. He married twice, and of the first marriage there were two sons. By his second wife, Fatima Bebe, he had four sons, Mohomed Ebrahim, Cassim and Mahmood. The third son, Cassim, was born in Rangoon in 1885 and received his education in the Mahotn-medan Sooratee School, at the Empress Victoria Buddhist School, and at St. Paula s