CHRONOLOGY OF LIFE ACHIEVEMENTS OF SIR ADAMJEE HAJEE DAWOOD
1880 Born at Jaitpur, Kathiawar (India) on Wednesday,30th June, 1880.
1895 Joined M/s. Salehmohammed Gnaziani & Co. at Rangoon (Burma) at the age
1896 Joined the family Business at Rangoon (Burma) at the age of 16.
1898 Got married with Mariam Bai at the age of 18.
1901 Established his own business & expanded the business and became one of
the largest Exporter of Rice and Matches. One of the largest Importer of Jute &
Jute goods in Burma.
1904 Opened a branch office at Calcutta (India).
1916 Establish a Rice Mill at Rangoon (Burma).
1918 He gave the financial help to Jamia Tibbia, Dehli (India).
1919 His mother Hanifa Bai died.
1920 Appointed as Member of Advisory Committee of Central Bank of India (Burma Branch).
1923 Established a Largest Match Factory in Asia at Rangoon (Burma).
1924 His father Haji Dawood died at Calcutta (India).
1925 Founded Burma-India Chamber of Commerce at Rangoon (Burma).
1925 Founded Burma-Muslim Chamber of Commerce at Rangoon (Burma).
1925 Appointed as Director, Rangoon Electric Tramways, Rangoon (Burma).
1925 Elected as President of “Rangoon Memon Jamat”, Rangoon (Burma).
1928 Sir Adamjee Haji Dawood met Quaid-e-Azam Mohd. Ali Jinnah first time at Dehli.
1928 Establised a Jute Mill at Calcutta (India).
1932 Settled Permanently at Calcutta (India).
1933 Fouded the Memon Educatioal & Welfare Society on 29th May, 1933 at Calcutta
1934 Memon Relief Society carried out relief operation under the guidance of Sir
Adamjee for Bihar Earthquake victims.
1935 Carried out Relief operation for Quetta Earthquake victims.
1938 The British Government Awardedthe Knighthood title “ SIR” in recognition of
his services to Humanitarian causes as well as to Business & Industry on 21st
June, 1938 on Birthday of King George VI.
1941 Established “Adamjee Muslim High School” at Jatpur (India).
1943 Founded “Muslim Educational Society” in Calcutta (India).
1944 Federation of Muslim Chamber of Commerce & Industry was founded. Quaid-e-Azam
Muhammad Ali Jinnah Proposed the name of Sir Adamjee Hajee Dawood as its first President
1947 Establish Muslim Commercial Bank in Calcutta (India) on the introduction of
Quaid-e-Azam on 9-7-1947.
1947 Establish adamjee Boarding House at Karachi.
1947 Founder Member of Orient Airways Sponsored by Quaid-e-Azam.
1948 Came to Karachi on the call of Quaid-e-Azam Mohd. Ali Jinnah for the establishment
of the State Bank of Pkistan on 25-01-1948 from Calcutta (India).
1948 He had Heart Attack while attending the meeting in connection with the establishment
of State Bank of Pakistan on26-1-1948.
1949 He died on Tuesday, 27-01-1948 at 10: 30 PM at Karachi, Pakistan.
SIR ADAMJEE & JINNAH
• As Jinnah and colleagues assembled in to Karachi from the 7th of august 1947 for
the ceremonial occasion of transfer of power to be held on 14th August 1947. There
were rumors of the new nation already in financial crisis. Pursuants to the partition,
the Liquid Assets of the nation were to be divided between India & Pakistan
as per formula devised by Vicory Lord Mountbatten and the British Government. The Rs. 750
million promised & owed to Pakistan, only Rs. 200 million was accumulated in
cash receipts, treasury bills & gold ingots at the treasury department, which
was still under formation.
Having learnt the financial facts of the new nation, Jinnah was taken back and
become furious. It is so believed that it was here, that Jinnah sent an “SOS” message
to Sir Adamjee appraising him of the financial crisis. Soon after in Karachi, Sir Adamjee
& son Wahid were approached by Hatim Alvi – a member of The Muslim League
and Ghulam Muhammad the Finance Minister, seeking financial assistance. The relevant
branch of the Imperial Bank of India in Karachi, where migrating refugees collected
and enchased their receivables was running in to liquidity problems on lack of funding
from Bombay. It wasn’t until November of that year, that the funding would arrive
in a mysterious way. There was a credit entry at the Bombay treasury which was transferred
from an account of the Imperial Bank of India believed to be belonging to Adamjee
QUAID’S WORDS ON ADAMJEE
Quaid-e-azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in his Condolence message on the death of Sir Adamjee
Hajee Dawood expressed:
A. “He was a loyal muslim and rendered great service in our struggle
for Pakistan. His loss will be felt all the more now, when having achieved our goal
we need his services for building Pakistan. His death will leave a Gap in Muslim
Business Community which will be difficult to fill. His death is a National Loss
B. During the partition movement: “If we had a dozen men like Sir
Adamjee, Pakistan would have been achieved earlier”
Quaid-e-Azam Mohd. Ali Jinnah
SIR ADAMJEE, JINNAH AND OTHER