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C. KRISHNIAH CHETTY & SONS

152-1, Commercial Street, Bangalore


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C. Krishniah Chetty & Sons - Bangalore - 1956

Established in 1869

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DEVJEE MALJEE

19, Kalbadevi Road, Bombay


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Devjee Maljee - Bombay - 1903

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J. MANIKRAI and SONS

Elphinstone Street, Karachi


J. MANIKRAI and SONS

Manufacturing Jewellers, Silversmiths, Diamond and Precious Stone Merchants, Elphinstone Street.

Probably few of the many people who pass the premises of Messrs. J. Manikrai and Sons are aware of the comprehensive character, of that firm’s activities and the extremely interesting departments where these are carried on. The commodious front shop is practically all that the public sees of this noteworthy business ; but, nevertheless, the variety of the stock there will be greatly enhanced in attraction when it is known that a very large proportion of it is of the firm’s own manufacture. Consequently, no better place can be found in Karachi for mementoes of Sind or gifts for special occasion than Messrs. J. Manikrai and Sons’ premises, where the allurements to purchase are many and insidious in the form of exquisite designs in silver plate and jewellery of every description.

In the workshops at the rear highly skilled experts, aided by ingenious machinery and contrivances of all kinds, carry on their respective activities, each being a specialist in some particular line, and devoting his life thereto. Messrs. J. Manikrai and Sons are manufacturers of all kinds of trophies and presentation plate, and made caskets, etc., that were presented to H.M. the King Emperor and very many of the most prominent notabilities visiting India. The wide scope of their operations includes silver and electroplating, gilding, engraving, and repairs of every description ; and the fact that the firm are the holders of the highest awards conferred on any Sind jewellers speaks more eloquently of their ability than columns of stereotyped encomiums.

The business, which gives employment to about 35 persons, was started in 1891 by Mr. J. Manikrai, who died in 1919. It was thereafter carried on by his son, Mr. S. Manikrai. The latter was recently joined in its management by his brothers, Messrs. G. A. and S. H. Manikrai. The firm’s telegraphic address is “ Brilliant,” Karachi, and they use the 5th and 6lh editions of the ABC code.


Source: Seaports of India and Ceylon - Allister Macmillan - 1928

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=28477&p=70476&hilit=manikrai#p70476

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H. DASAPPA

425, Chickpet, Bangalore


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H. Dasappa - Bangalore - 1956

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M.B. SIRKAR & SONS.

124-124/1, Bowbazar Street, Calcutta


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M.B. Sirkar & Sons - Calcutta - 1935

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TREACHER & Co. Ltd.

Rampart Row, Bombay, Byculla, and Poona


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Treacher & Company, Ld. - Bombay, Byculla, and Poona - 1891

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NAROTAMDAS BHAU

437, Lamington Road, Bombay (Mumbai)


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Narotamdas Bhau - Bombay - 1938

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SHIVJEE THAKURSEE & Co.

Elphinstone Street, Karachi


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Late Seth Shivji Bhai Thakursee and Seth Jairam Kerson, started their shop in Jodia Bazar of Gold Smith in 1885, which was shifted to its present position in the Elphinstone Street in 1902.

Seth Hirjee & Premjee after the death of late Seth Shivji Bhai and Seth Jairam Kerson have been carrying on the business. They have expanded and extended the business to considerable extent and today the shop of Messrs. Shivji Thakursee & Co., in the Elphinstone Street, stands as one of the best Jewellers and Diamond Merchants Shop.

Seth Hirjee Bhai son of late Seth Shivji is a leading member of his Goldsmith Community, and has been the President of his Panchayat for a number of years. He has been the President of the Diamond Merchants Association of Karachi and also the Goldsmith Association of our City. For his service to his community and public Seth Hirjee has been made a Justice of Peace by Sind Government which honour he richly deserves.

Address :- Messrs. Shivjee Thakursee & Co ., Elphinstone Street, Karachi.


Source: The Colourful Personalities of Sind and the Sind Yearbook - M.U. Abbassi - 1944

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BHOJWANI BROTHERS

Mithadar, Karachi


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Bhojwani Brothers, Jewellers, Mithadar, Karachi, hail from the most ancient and respected Sindhi family of Sind. Their great grandfather late Seth BhojoomaI, after whom Bhojwanis are called, started his Shroff (Bankers) business in Karachi. After him came his son Thakurdas and then Seth Hirnatlal, after him came Seth Shewaram and he was succeeded by Seth Basarmal the father of present Bhojwani brothers, Naraindas, Vasdev, Bhagwandas, Pribhdas & Gulabrai. Their shop of Bankers, Jewellers, Diamond and Precious Stones is the oldest concern of Karachi, and was started as far back as 1828 in the days of Mirs when Bhojwanis were Bankers, Advisors, and Ministers of Mirs. The shop was started on the principle policy of honesty and on that rock of Elephant which is their Trade Mark and it has stood many a storm. Today though a number of Jewellers in Karachi, "Bhojwani Jewellers" stand on the top for their best business because of their honesty and reliability. Theirs is the best House of Jewellers in Karachi and have been awarded many Gold Medals and Certificates both from Public and Authorities. They are specialists in Sport and all kind of Presentations Novelites. Anything that bears the mark of Bhojwani means the "Best" may it be a Diamond, Precious Stone, or a presentation article. Bhojwani Brothers have made name from their forefathers for what is best in the World of Jewels, Diamond and Precious Stones.

Source: The Colourful Personalities of Sind and the Sind Yearbook - M.U. Abbassi - 1944

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ENGLISH WATCH COMPANY

Elphinstone Street, Karachi


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Mr. Mahomed Basria Essooani is the proprietor of the English Watch Company, Elphinstone Street, Karachi. The famous firm was started by him in 1908. It is one of the oldest concerns of Karachi doing business in watches, presentation articles, Jewellery (diamonds and real gems). The shop is holder of highest certificates awarded to any Watch Maker in Karachi. They are the only Watch repairers who were appointed as the Government House Watch repairers and Makers by His Excellency Sir Lancelot Graham the Governor of Sind. They also hold the certificate of Commanding Officer, Western Command and many Military high officials for their best work and wares. They are the best Chronometer makers and Jewellers.

Mr. Mahomed Basria is fine Khoja personality who has built up business by his personal efforts and even today he attends to his business personally by doing everything himself. He is a self made man much respected in his community for his good work and charity. His shop is one of the finest watch shops in Karachi.

Address :-Elphinstone Street, Opp. Bliss (Chemists) , Karachi.


Source: The Colourful Personalities of Sind and the Sind Yearbook - M.U. Abbassi - 1944

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J. MANIKRAI & SONS

Elphinstone Street, Karachi


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Late Mr. Manikrai Jhangiani started his famous Jewellers shop in the Elphinstone Street in 1881 under the name and style of J. Manikrai & Sons. They are the manufacturing Jewellers, Silver Smith, Diamond and precious stone merchants, Specialists in Sports Trophies, Electroplaters, Engravers and Repairer of all sorts of Jewellery, Silver wares, Watches. Manufacturers of the caskets, etc ., presented to H.I.M. The King Emperor and almost all the World' s personalities visiting India. They are the holders of the highest Awards conferred on any Sind Jewellers. After the death of Mr. Manaikrai his son Mr. Santdas has expanded and extended his business to a considerable extent and today J. Manikrai & Sons stands the oldest and best Jewellers shop in whole of Sind and perhaps one of the best in whole of India.

Source: The Colourful Personalities of Sind and the Sind Yearbook - M.U. Abbassi - 1944

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=28477&p=70476&hilit=manikrai#p70476

and: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=28477&p=186193&hilit=manikrai#p186193

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