TWENTIETH CENTURY IMPRESSIONS OF BURMA.
directors are Ebrahim Ally Moolla (chairman), Moolla Abdul Rahim (managing director), Esoof Hashim Dhooply, Esoof Ismail, Mahomed Azim Ismail, and Mahomed Cassim Bharucha.
The Rangoon Iron Bazaar, extending from Godwin Road to 18th Street, and Dalhousie Street to Canal Street, covers an area of about 14 acres, and is worked under the management of Moolla Abdul Rahim, Esoof Hashim Dhooply, and Mahomed Azim Ismail, the directors.
BOGLAY BAZAAR COMPANY, LTD.
The great advance that has taken place in land values in Rangoon of recent years is well illustrated in the case of the Boglay Bazaar Company, Ltd. An old resident of Rangoon, Mr. Boglay, built the bazaar, which at first consisted of two hundred stalls, and
Taulay Street, and the directors are Ally Hashim Ariff (managing director), Ebrahim Cassim Patail, and Ebrahim Ahmed Mehter.
POOZOONDAUNG BAZAAR COMPANY, LTD.
The Poozoondaung Bazaar Company, Ltd., is one of the most successful speculations of Mr. Hashim Ariff. He purchased the site in 1880 for three lakhs of rupees, and formed a company with a capital of Rs. 3,00,000, in shares of Rs. 100 each, one half of which he subscribed. The bazaar contains five hundred stalls, and the revenue of the company is derived from the rentals obtained for these, and from the houses, shops, land, and other securities in which all profits earned in excess of 5 per cent, are invested. The nett profit amounts to Rs. 10,000 a month. The shares are quoted at Rs. 450 each, and
40 to 50 lakhs of rupees. It was formed by Hadjie Goolam Ariff, with a capital of 20 lakhs of rupees, the shares being now divided amongst his children. The present directors are Ebrahim Cassim Patail (managing director), Hadjie Ahmed Cassim. and Moosa Goolam Ariff. M. K. Desai, B.A., officiates as head clerk of the company.
MOOLLA DAWOOD, SONS e CO.
The founder of this firm of merchants and millers was the late Moolla Dawood Hoosain, a native of Jamanagar, the capital of the State of the same name which is now ruled by Prince Ranjitsingh. He started trading in Rangoon in i860, and a few years after was joined by his elder brother, Haji Vally Mahomed Hoosain, whom he admitted as a partner to his business. The brothers con.
PROMINENT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ORIENTAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY OF BURMA.
1. A. D. Madha, Rangoon.
2. Z. A. S. Jamal (Partner, Jamal Bros.
e Co., Ltd.), Rangoon.
3. Abdul Latiff Jamal (Senior Partner,
A. L. Jamal e Co.), Rangoon.
4. M. A. S. JAMAL (Partner, Jamal Bros.
e Co., Ltd.), Rangoon.
was occupied by twenty-five persons. In 1878 the property was purchased by Mr. Hashim Ariff, who floated a company with a registered capital of Rs. 36,000 in 1,440 shares of Rs. 25. The property is now worth six lakhs of rupees, and the shares are quoted at Rs. 400. The dividend paid is limited to 4^ per cent., the balance of the profits being directed towards the purchase of land, buildings, stocks, and shares. The registered offices are at 8, Tseekai Maung
5. John L. Francis, Myanaung.
6. j. D. Contractor (Manager, Singer
Manufacturing Company, Ltd.), Rangoon.
7. Sassoon Solomon (Managing Partner,
E. Solomon e Sons), Rangoon.
8. A. K. A. S. Jamal (Senior Partner, Jamal
Bros. e Co., Ltd.), Rangoon.
9. Mohamed Hagee Solayman Mall. Rangoon.
it is estimated that the property is worth Rs. 18,00,000. The directors are Ally Hashim Ariff (managing director), and Mahmood Hashim Ariff. The registered offices of the company are at 8, Tseekai Maung Taulay Street, Rangoon.
GOOLAM ARIFF ESTATE COMPANY, LTD.
The Goolam Ariff Estate Company, Ltd., owns property in Rangoon valued at from
10. Dorabjee Rustomjee Saklat. Rangoon.
11. S. P. Das (Partner, Martin e Co.), Rangoon.
12. H. Hemadanee, Rangoon.
13 Mahamed Abdul Kadu (Proprietor, Fujii e Co.), Rangoon.
14. Esmail Eusoof Esmail, Rangoon.
15. A. B. Mehta (Tata e Sons), Rangoon.
tinued to work together until the death of the elder occurred in 1903, and, shortly afterwards, Moolla Dawood, feeling the pressure of advancing years, resigned the control of the business to his four sons, Ahmed Moolla Dawood, Abdul Sattar Moolla Dawood, Suleiman Moolla Dawood, and Abdulla Moolla Dawood, and his grandson, Mohamed Hoosain Mucky Moolla Dawood. From that time the business has been carried on under the style of Moolla Dawood,tinued to work together until the death of the elder occurred in 1903, and, shortly afterwards, Moolla Dawood, feeling the pressure of advancing years, resigned the control of the business to his four sons, Ahmed Moolla Dawood, Abdul Sattar Moolla Dawood, Suleiman Moolla Dawood, and Abdulla Moolla Dawood, and his grandson, Mohamed Hoosain Mucky Moolla Dawood. From that time the business has been carried on under the style of Moolla Dawood,