TWENTIETH CENTURY IMPRESSIONS
High School. He now carries on business as a general merchant, and deals largely in land. All three of his brothers are merchants also, Mohomed, the eldest, has a practical knowledge of medicine ; Ebrahim, in addition to his other interests, is a dealer in landed property, while Mahmood, the youngest, is the president of the Anjuman Hidayat-ul-Islam Society and the vice-president of the Young Menas Mahomedan Association.
MR. DORABJEE RUSTAMJEE SAKLAT is
a well-known member of the Rangoon Rice Brokersa Association. He acts as Rangoon correspondent of the Bombay Gujaati daily newspapers, Jam-e-Jarnshed and Akhbare-Soudagar, and is a frequent contributor to the local English newspapers on public subjects, more especially municipal matters. Whenever any public movement is to be organised Mr. Saklat is found ready to identify himself with. He took part in the public meetings held in Rangoon to protest against the plague rules and regulations, the Land Alienation Bill, increased municipal taxation, and the treatment of Indians in the Transvaal. Mr. Saklat wras educated at the Elphinstone High School and College in Bombay. For two years he travelled in India bent on sport, and then became an assistant in the Empress of India Cotton Mills Company in Budge - Budge, near Calcutta. This position he resigned at the end of six years owing to ill-health, and came to Rangoon in order to recruit. Two years later he started business as a rice broker in Rangoon. He is a sub-agent for the Scottish Union and National Insurance Company, Baloise Fire Insurance Company, and City of Glasgow Life Assurance Company. His wife is the eldest daughter of the late Naorojee Burjorjee, who was the oldest rice merchant and broker in Burma. By the marriage there are two daughters and a son.
HAJI MOHAMED YOUSOOF ISMAIL, SAHIB EFFENDI, K.I.H., has been honorary Turkish Consul in Rangoon since 1904. He was born at Rander, in the Surat district of the Bombay Presidency, in 1862, and he was only eleven years of age when he came lo Rangoon, where his father, Haji Esoof Ismail, was a prosperous and wealthy merchant. Haji Mohamed Yousoof Ismail left school on the attainment of his majority and entered his fatheras business, which he has carried on since Haji Esoof Ismail retired in 1896. In the same year he became a director of the Sooratee Bara Bazaar Company, Ltd.athe most successful
commercial undertaking of its kind in Rangoonaand of the Bootataung Company, Ltd., but ten years later he resigned both positions. His contributions to charities have been widespread and generous, and at a modest estimate amount to considerably over three lakhs of rupees. A rest-house for all nationalities, which he erected in Rangoon, alone involved an outlay of Rs. 1,30,000, and Lord Curzon paid the donor the compliment of declaring the building open on the occasion of his visit to Rangoon in 1900. The Eye Hospital at Mandalay, which is named after the Prince of Wales and cost
1. E. J. Holberton (Up-Country Manager,
Bombay-Burma Trading Corporation, Ltd.).
2. John A. HANNAY (F. C. Hannay e Co., Ltd.,
3. Major E. J. Foucar (Foucar e Co., Rangoon).
4. J. E. MACK (Vice-President, Rangoon Rice
5. George O. Stewart (Stewart, Raeburn e Co.,
Rs. 30,000, also owed its foundation to his munificence. It was in the same year that Haji Mohamed Yousoof Ismail was honoured with the order of Kaiser-i-Hind by the British Government. When he was appointed Turkish Consul in 1904 he was also created a Commander of the Order of Imperial
Mejidieh by the Sultan. During the absence of Mohamed Yousoof Ismail from Rangoon, his brother, Esmail Eusoof Esmail, acts as Chancelier du Consulat de Turquie. Esmail Eusoof Esmail, who is twenty-four years of age, was born at Rander, and completed his education at St. Gabrielas School. He then started business on his own account as a merchant, and during his fatheras absence he is superintending his estates. In the management of the rest-house in Sparks Street he has displayed a great interest; he is also the manager of the Mahomedan Girlsa School.
6. Edgar Frank Dunk (Bombay-Burma Trading . Corporation, Ltd., Mandalay).
7. P. L. Christensen (Mitchell, Christensen
e Co., Moulmein).
8. J. G. Hodgson (Howarth, Erskine, Ltd.,
9. George Clifford (Mower e Co.,
10. C. L. Melosch (Melosch e Co., Moulmein).
MR. A. L. JAMAL, who is the senior partner and founder of the firm of Messrs. Abdul Latiff Jamal e Co., silk and piece-goods merchants, is a native of the Bombay Presidency. At the age of fifteen, after receiving an education in the Gujarati and Urdu languages, he was sent to Mauritius
A FEW OF BURMAaS LEADING BUSINESS MEN.A FEW OF BURMAa S LEADING BUSINESS MEN.