Sir Adamji Peerbhoy’s 100-year-old turbat restored

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Sir Adamji Peerbhoy’s 100-year-old turbat restored

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Unread post by S. Insaf » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:40 am

By the Grace of Allah Taala, after 20 long years, we got succeeded for the restoration of the TURBAT of Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy.
It was the wish of every well-wisher of Sir Adamjeee Peerbhoy that his Turbat should get repaired. We all were very much worried about how to get it done, because it is situated just out side his owned Charni Rd. masjid, which now belongs to a Trust.
Please view pictures. On his 100th death anniversary, Adamjee peerbhai’s grandchildren restored his Turbat.
As his 100 death anniversary i.e. 11th. August 2013, coming closer day by day, for past one year, his grate grand son Mr. Hussain Adamjee Peerbhoy was trying his every best effort/possibilities to get this work done. He even tried with some common people to convey the message of restoration work to the trustees but all in vain. He was running pillar to post for the same and every time he was supported by his wife and son, but not left the hope and had faith in Allah Taala, and were praying to Allah to support them and to give them the encouragement.
Finally with the help of Allah Taala, in January 2013, they started this work. They planed to do the entire Turbat work in Marble and as per the design of the 98 years old original photograph of the same Turbat.
On 30th January, 1st quality White marbles with carving and engraving were brought from Makrana (Rajisthan) to the site, and work was schedule to start very next day, but here again problem started. Mr. Hussain was called by the Amil Saheb of Kutbi Masjid (Charni Rd. masjid), to discuss the further line of action, and asked him not to do the work in Marble, saying that he will be questioned by many higher people, as all our other Wali Olyaas turbats are also in Marble.( they don’t wanted Sir Adamjee’s Turbat to be the same as their’s)
Amil Saheb got the message from the higher authorities to ask Hussain bhai to do the same designing and start doing the work in WOOD instead of MARBLE.
Mr. Hussain and his family again started doing the entire work in wood and it took them 6 long months to get the entire work done.
During the work, except one or two incident, the Jamat over there was very co operative and even the trustees were non-disturbing.
Mr. Hussain wanted to finish the entire work before the holy month of Ramadan, as according to Misri Calendar Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy’s Barsee (death anniversary) comes on 10th of Ramadan.
By the grace of Allah Taala the Turbat turned out awesome, with the display of the article appeared on 13th. August 1913 in one of the Bombay’s leading News Paper, which is very informative for the today’s generation.
Mr. Hussain, along with his wife Fizza, son Abbasali, daughter in law Masuma and with his grand son baby Haider, were there on 8th of Ramadan at Turbat and all did Sajda of Shukar to Allah Taala to help them to bring their dream come true.
On the occasion of Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy’s, Barsi night (according to Misri Celandar) i.e.on 9th of Ramadan (16th. July 2013), around 75 to 85 people were gathered at the Turbat for Zyarat. Almost all the members of Sir A.P. family were there and besides them, many well-wishers of the family were also there.
After Zyarat all gave a Hadia of Yaseen Sharif to their beloved Sir, and had his Fateha ka Jaman. On 9th of Ramadan (16th. July 2013)
May Allah give his best rewards to Mr. Hussain, Mrs. Fizza, Mr. Abbasali, Mrs. Masuma and little Haider for their efforts.
SHUKAR ALHAMDULILAH.

REQUEST: Since this Dargah of Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy has completed 100 years, we all his well wisher, should write to UNESCO to give it heritage status. Plz remember, he was the first Indian Sheriff of Bombay, Justice of Peace, Rafiuddin, and not to forget the pioneer and founder of Matheran Hill Station.
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Unread post by seeker110 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:56 am

Is marde momin ke qabar khodne wala bhi roya hoga.

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Unread post by Gulf » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:42 am

Wait... Some popular wahhabis of the forum will pop up and say that grave worship is a shirk...

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Unread post by wise_guy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:01 am

May Allah give me few qualities of Sir Adamjee ! Truly a legendary bohra !

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Unread post by S. Insaf » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:18 pm

Sir Adamji Peerbhoy expired on 11th. August 1913 after achieving a status of one of India's largest cotton manufacturers and wealthiest men, by the turn of the 19th century and the first Indian Sheriff of Bombay. For his commendable welfare and charitable work he was awarded various titles like 'KNIGHT, K.I.H.G.M. J.P., 1ST INDIAN SHERIFF OF Bombay & KAISER-E-HIND.' He was also honoured by a title 'Rafiuddin' (High in Religion) by 50th Dai of the the Dawoodi Bohra community. In 1884, Sir Adamji Peerbhoy had built several properties Bohra kabrastan , masjid, sanatorium, and Amanbai Charitable Hospital later known as Saifee Hospital) on Charni Road opposite the railway station. The property was built for the benefit of the poor and the needy. He wanted to provide a safe haven for the travelers, poor, or needy to rest, use the masjid for prayers, or the hospital if they needed it. He founded 27 schools. Peerbhoy financed his son Abdul Hussein Adamji Peerbhoy's construction of the Matheran Hill Railway which linked Matheran and Neral. Sir Adamji’s dead body was buried in the courtyard of his mosque. Two years of death of Sir Adamji in 1915 overambitious, cunning and vindictive Syedna Taher Saifuddin occupied the seat of Dawat who tried to built his image by side-lining and lowering down the images of philanthropists like Sir Adamji. He dreamed of building a commercial complex on the vast land of Sir Adamji Peerbhoy Sanatorium. The plans submitted to Bombay Municipal Corporation clearly showed a Bank in the place of Sir Adamji’s masjid and Ladies lavatory in place of Sir Adamji’s Tomb.
Taher Saifuddin Saheb also showed his extreme hatred for this great man when he sent his men in the dead of night who dug up the grave of Lady Amatullah (the daughter-in-law of Sir Adamji Peerbhoy), removed the shroud and threwaway her naked dead body on the footpath in front of the Sanatorium (now Saifee hospital).But because of Sir Adamji’s grandsons’ timely intervention he could not succeed. But then his son Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin could manage to demolish the Sanatorium and build the Saifee Hospital on its land.
The Supreme Court of India had asked to build a Sanitarium of the same size in the name Sir Adamji Peerbhoy which the unholy trustees of Saifee Hospital did but not named it. The unholy trustee had also asked the Supreme Court to allow them to construct a children’s garden in place of Sir Adamji’s Tomb but the Court refused. Then they closed all the ways to reach his Tomb and deliberately neglected it.

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Unread post by humanbeing » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:34 pm

Does anyone have picture of Sir Adamjee ? Can someone post it please !

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Unread post by S. Insaf » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:28 pm

Please search on Google "Sir Adamji Peerbhoy".

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Unread post by Maqbool » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:26 am

The Sir Adamji Peerbhoy families are well to do is proved by the report of S.Insaf.

Those who were telling in waez that Adamji na pillao bhikhari thai gaya are proved wrong, including Sayedna, Shezadas and Amils.

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Unread post by seeker110 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:46 am

They have to be more well off than Syedna and his family. They earned their keep with work. Not by haram income. These white clothes only hides their black souls.

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Unread post by bohra_manus » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:24 am

Maqbool wrote:The Sir Adamji Peerbhoy families are well to do is proved by the report of S.Insaf.

Those who were telling in waez that Adamji na pillao bhikhari thai gaya are proved wrong, including Sayedna, Shezadas and Amils.
I have heard this in at least one vaez where some one from Royal family (don't recall who) mentioned that he saw someone in torn clothes begging near Raudat Tahera. It was one of the Peerbhoy's sons (or grand son; don't recall exact relationship mentioned).

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:39 pm

bohra_manus wrote:I have heard this in at least one vaez where some one from Royal family (don't recall who) mentioned that he saw someone in torn clothes begging near Raudat Tahera. It was one of the Peerbhoy's sons (or grand son; don't recall exact relationship mentioned).
This same type of crap was uttered by the Amil of Saifee Mohalla Masjid in Surat last week !

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Unread post by seeker110 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:12 pm

Success of Sir Adamji Saheb was not how wealthy he was but with what he offered to the poor and needy. The morals displayed were exact opposite of what the STS had to offer. Thus the hate from Mullaji and his parasitic family. Its rare in the history to produce a noble soul like him. May Allah bless his progeny.

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Unread post by S. Insaf » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:46 am

Matheran rail founder's 100th death anniversary Sunday
10 Aug, 2013 TIMES OF INDIA Bella Jaisinghani,


MUMBAI:In 1907, when the price of gold was Rs 18 per tola, a Bohra philanthropist spent Rs 16 lakh to build a railway line so the common man could gain access to Matheran hill station.

Sunday, August 11, marks 100 years since the passing of Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy who founded the Matheran light rail. A rough trip on horseback set him thinking about constructing a rail network for common Indians who had no means to travel to the holiday spot. There was no possibility of an aerial survey or proper transport or electricity, yet the mountainous task was accomplished within six years of starting work in 1901.

The Matheran light rail crowned several acts of charity by Peerbhoy, including schools, hospitals, cemeteries and shelters. It earned him knighthood from the British government.

"Sir Adamjee was also appointed the first Indian sheriff of Mumbai over such stalwarts as Jamsetji Jeejeebhoy and Sarojini Naidu," says his great grandson Hussain Peerbhoy, who has requested CM Prithviraj Chavan to issue a postal stamp to mark his 100th death anniversary. Hussain has also demanded that Matheran railway station be renamed after Sir Adamjee.

The privately owned line was handed over to the care of Central Railway in 1944. "My great grandfather had come to Mumbai with five rupees in his pocket. By sheer dint of hard work, selling matchsticks and lifting jute bags, he rose to become a man of means.

He owned cotton mills and tanneries. Yet so firm was his belief that wealth should be shared with the needy that he gave generously to various causes," said Hussain, who visited his tomb at Charni Road cemetery Saturday. Nearby Saifee Hospital has been constructed on land owned by Sir Adamjee. Hussain Peerbhoy showed a tribute that was reportedly published in 'The Times of India' the day after Sir Adamjee's death by pneumonia on August 11, 1913. The Dawoodi Bohra community that hails from Gujarat recalls this pioneer on web sites and in newsletters.

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Unread post by badrijanab » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:42 pm

May Almighty Allah with grace of Panjatan a.s. and progeny of Prophet Mohammed s.a.w.w. bless Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy. May Allah shower rain of "rehmat" and "rehaanat" over his grave. May his "rooh" and "rihiyaat" get progress to highest rank in Jannat. Aameen.

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Unread post by AMAFHH » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:18 pm

S. Insaf wrote:Sir Adamji Peerbhoy expired on 11th. August 1913 after achieving a status of one of India's largest cotton manufacturers and wealthiest men, by the turn of the 19th century and the first Indian Sheriff of Bombay. For his commendable welfare and charitable work he was awarded various titles like 'KNIGHT, K.I.H.G.M. J.P., 1ST INDIAN SHERIFF OF Bombay & KAISER-E-HIND.' He was also honoured by a title 'Rafiuddin' (High in Religion) by 50th Dai of the the Dawoodi Bohra community. In 1884, Sir Adamji Peerbhoy had built several properties Bohra kabrastan , masjid, sanatorium, and Amanbai Charitable Hospital later known as Saifee Hospital) on Charni Road opposite the railway station. The property was built for the benefit of the poor and the needy. He wanted to provide a safe haven for the travelers, poor, or needy to rest, use the masjid for prayers, or the hospital if they needed it. He founded 27 schools. Peerbhoy financed his son Abdul Hussein Adamji Peerbhoy's construction of the Matheran Hill Railway which linked Matheran and Neral. Sir Adamji’s dead body was buried in the courtyard of his mosque. Two years of death of Sir Adamji in 1915 overambitious, cunning and vindictive Syedna Taher Saifuddin occupied the seat of Dawat who tried to built his image by side-lining and lowering down the images of philanthropists like Sir Adamji. He dreamed of building a commercial complex on the vast land of Sir Adamji Peerbhoy Sanatorium. The plans submitted to Bombay Municipal Corporation clearly showed a Bank in the place of Sir Adamji’s masjid and Ladies lavatory in place of Sir Adamji’s Tomb.
[b]Taher Saifuddin Saheb also showed his extreme hatred for this great man when he sent his men in the dead of night who dug up the grave of Lady Amatullah (the daughter-in-law of Sir Adamji Peerbhoy), removed the shroud and threwaway her naked dead body on the footpath in front of the Sanatorium (now Saifee hospital).[/b]But because of Sir Adamji’s grandsons’ timely intervention he could not succeed. But then his son Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin could manage to demolish the Sanatorium and build the Saifee Hospital on its land.
The Supreme Court of India had asked to build a Sanitarium of the same size in the name Sir Adamji Peerbhoy which the unholy trustees of Saifee Hospital did but not named it. The unholy trustee had also asked the Supreme Court to allow them to construct a children’s garden in place of Sir Adamji’s Tomb but the Court refused. Then they closed all the ways to reach his Tomb and deliberately neglected it.
Brother Insaf,
regarding the above Quote which i have Marked in orange can i have some more evidence on this , i have read this before also but cannot believe it Firmly ,

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Unread post by S. Insaf » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:06 am

Bombay Samachar daily had written a front page editorial with lady Amatullah's photograph. Morarji Desai who had seen naked dead body laying on Charni Road footpath had mentioned this incident in his argument in the Legislative assembly of Bombay Province in 1948 when he was home minister. He had then said that "Mullaji's powers are monstrous and he is running a government within a government, which can not be tolerated.
There is also mention of this incident in several reports produced at the time of Musalman Wakf Act in 1928.
I will put these evidences on this website after reaching Bombay in October.

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Unread post by AMAFHH » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:14 am

S. Insaf wrote:Bombay Samachar daily had written a front page editorial with lady Amatullah's photograph. Morarji Desai who had seen naked dead body laying on Charni Road footpath had mentioned this incident in his argument in the Legislative assembly of Bombay Province in 1948 when he was home minister. He had then said that "Mullaji's powers are monstrous and he is running a government within a government, which can not be tolerated.
There is also mention of this incident in several reports produced at the time of Musalman Wakf Act in 1928.
I will put these evidences on this website after reaching Bombay in October.

Thank Brother
it will really help us to know the History of the Dai (Who call themself as the NAEB-E-IMAM) if we get a Firm evidence

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Unread post by Bohra spring » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:08 pm

The turbat issue significance in my view should be the protest and ultimate victory agains the STS oppressions .

That is STS tries to insult the respect of Sir PeerBhoys grave and his daughter in law and destroy the historical record of his prominence . By STS ultimately failing , the symbol was restored and reformists victory.

But Muslims have to be cautious that the Islamic conditions of the grave and permitted rituals are not contravened , especially if we are grateful that Allah helped restore the honour of the departed respected person. Avoid shirk, grave worshiping, unnecessary proclamations. Just go as a sign of respect and thank Allah and pray to Allah that he gives the may grant Sir Peerbhoy peace and forgiveness. I would do the same at the grave of a Diai, as a symbol of history and ask Allah to grant the departed soul peace. Never pray towards a dead or alive human or seek intercession as a channel to Allah . The Prophets grave would be the only one I would treat very special.

I would visit the site if i got a chance as a reminder of victory, oppressive symbol , patience , victory in modern day Bohra history. The same way we use the symbolic rituals during hajj.

If reformists can separate the issue symbolic victory vs grave of respected Muslim a good outcome for a long time.

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Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy

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Unread post by Starwars » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:36 am

Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy - Legendary philanthropist and pioneer.
Adamji Peerbhoy was born in the year 1846 at Dhoraji town in Kathiyawar in India in a very poor Dawoodi Bohra family of Qadir Bhai and Sakina Banu Peerbhoy. Adamji was honest, hardworking and above all very optimistic. At the age of 13 he came down to Bombay with his parents in search of livelihood with just Rs 5 in his pocket. In those days even Rs 5 was considerable amount. They took up a house on rent of Rs 1 per month. Adamji started selling matchboxes on the footpath in the Fort area. During rainy season he took shelter in the devdi (business office) of one Lukmanji Seth. Since Adamji could not afford the rent and at the same time he did not want to use that place for free he proposed that Lukmanji provide him material and he would paint his house free. Lukmanji gave him work of painting his house. While staying in that place Adamji learnt reading and writing a bit of Gujarati language and some calculation. One Englishman, Lt. Smith was a friend of Lukmanji and used to visit him often. He saw the painting work of Adamji and liked it. Lt. Smith gave him work to paint his bungalow.


The graph of his life took an upward turn when he came in contact with Lt. Smith. Smith helped him for big government contracts of painting, manufacturing military tents and boots. In just two years Adamji earned Rs 5 lakhs and a name in the market. At the age of 20 he had his own bungalow ‘Peerbhoy Palace’ at Malabar Hill area (now known as Saifee Mahal), double horse driven buggies, costly furniture and several servants.

He had earned all these by his own hard work and foresight. He established several factories manufacturing thousands of tents and shoes for British soldiers. God had also given him a tender heart with a tough head. He concentrated on the welfare work both for his own community and for general public. The amount he had spent in 19th Century must be multiplied several times to get the figure at today’s value as in those days Rs. 5 to 10 used to be the monthly income for an average decent family.

1. He distributed under his own supervision food grains worth Rs 4 lakh in 1877 among the draught affected people of Kathiwar.
2. He was illiterate but he established 27 schools and he used to spend Rs 12000 to 13000 annually to run these schools.
3. He built Rabat (rest houses) at Karbala, Mecca and Madina and he used to spend annually Rs 13000 to provide free food and the facilities to the Bohra pilgrims.
4. He built a huge sanatorium along with a mosque at the Charni Road Bombay in 1885 at the cost of Rs 3.5 lakhs. This sanatorium served as a rest house for sick persons and pilgrims for several years. He also used to run a school for Bohra orphans and a dispensary for immediate medical help here.
5. Thousands of people were affected by a devastating fire in 1886 at Burhanpur. He spent Rs 60,000 on the relief work.
6. In 1885 he started an orphanage in Kathiyawar for the Bohras on which he used to spend Rs 30,000 to 35,000 annually.
7. There was an acute draught situation in Yemen and he donated 2000 pound sterling for the relief of the affected Bohras.
8. There was again a draught in Gujarat in the year 1897 and he sent relief material worth Rs 1 lakh.
9. He also built a hospital for medical treatment of the children spending Rs 4 lakhs.
10. He donated Rs 5 lakh to establish Prince of Wales Science Institute at Alighar University.
11. Development of Matheran in Bombay and running a mini train there was his achievement.

It is important to note here that he paid for all these charities and development from his own hard-earned money and never collected any monies from the community. Sir Adamji Peerbhoy’s honesty, integrity and hard work were highly valued by the government officers. In recognition of his splendid social welfare work he was amply awarded and recognised:
1. Title of Justice of Peace (J.P.)
2. He was made first Sheriff of Bombay in 1897.
3. The 49th Dai, Sayedna Mohammed Burhanuddin conferred title of `Rafiuddin’ on him.
4. In 1900 he was honoured by the title of `Qaisare-Hind'.
5. In 1907 he was made a knight and given the title of `Sir’ by the British Government.
6. Though an illiterate, Sir Adamji was honoured by Mohammedan Educational Conference to be its first president.

He died on 11th August 1913. The Times of India on his death wrote in a front-page editorial on 13th August 1913:
“His wealth was made entirely by his own energy and persevering enterprise. He started life next to none. But as he accumulated the earnest of a hard life he showed in a marked degree that trait, which is fortunately characteristic of the modern Indian Capitalist, of generosity in devoting a portion of it to the amelioration of the lot of his fellow men. Moslems will remember him for his benefactions to their communal interests and all India is indebted to him for the splendid contribution which he made for the prosecution of scientific study at Aligarh. Government marked publicly their sense of his worth when they recommended him for Knighthood and now that he is gone we may think of him as a faithful citizen whose example it behooves his successors to emulate.”
It must be noted that Sir Adamji Peerbhoy who was born in 1846 and died in 1913 had seen the period of four Dais: 47th Dai Sayedna Abdul Qadar Najmuddin (1840 to 1885: 45 years), 48th Dai Sayedna Abdul Husain Husamuddin (1885 to 1891: 6 years), 49th Dai, Sayedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (1891 to 1906: 14 years) and 50th Dai Sayedna Abdullah Badruddin (1906 to 1915: 7 years)]

‘Peerbhoy Palace’ at Malabar Hills Bombay and converted it into Saifee Mahal, then Bohra Rabats at Karbala, Mecca and Medina, then Matheran and now Sir Adamji Peerbhoy Sanatorium, on which is now built “Saifee Hospital” on Sir Adamji Peerbhoy Sanatorium Trust’s land.

In 1905 when Lord Minto (who was known for his administrative qualities) came to India as Viceroy, Muslims leaders decided to meet the Viceroy. Muslims leaders led by Sir Agha Khan, called upon him in 1906. The deputation, which came to be known as Simla Deputation in the history of freedom movement, included some eminent leaders of Muslims all over the Sub-Continent. On 30th December, 1906,a political party for Muslims of India was formed given the name of "All India Muslim League" at Dacca. Nawab viqar-ul-Mulk was appointed as the president of newly born organization and Nawab Mohsin-ul-Mulk as the General Secretary. The Muslim League was formed to protect the rights of Muslims from Hindus, who are in Majority. The 1st session of All India Muslim League was held on 29th December, 1907 in Karachi under the chairmanship of Sir Adamjee Pirbhai.
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Matheran train - Foresight of Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy now coming to light
By Kalpana Verma -Courtesy: The India Express, August 6 2003.

It's probably the longest wait for a train in history. And it is not quite over yet. In 1999, the Central Railway began work on a new 28km line to connect Panvel with Karjat via three new stations. Seventy-five per cent of the work is done and the project is scheduled for completion in March 2004. It was the beginning of a train service nearly 100 years in the making. Long before the Central Railway was born, a man called Adamjee Peerbhoy,-the man who built the Neral-Matheran Tramway in 1907-first proposed a railway link from Panvel (at one end of what is now Central Railway's Harbour Line) to Karjat (on the Main Line) in a letter to the Great Indian Peninsular Railway in November 1904.

His plan was to build a railway connecting Mumbra with Belapur via Kalyan, Karjat and Panvel. He got the go-ahead from the Great Indian Peninsular Railway in a meeting with the general manager, known as the Agent, on November 22, 1904. They agreed to link the line beyond Panvel near Karjat or Khapoli and recommended a branch to Belapur, important because of its salt industry. The Raliway Board later decided that the line should start from Kalyan instead of Mumbra. 'The line would pass through several prosperous villages,' noted a 1905 Great Indian Peninsular Railway memo about the project. "When Panvel was visited, it was found that there were about 100 traders in their town, and 5 to 6 train-loads of grass stacked on to the creek awaiting dispatch to Bombay by boats. There is a large goods traffic from and to Panvel and the surrounding country." They concluded that the new line would ''have a stimulative effect on the salt industry near Belapur besides passing through rich low-line country hardly within economic distance of the main line."

Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy insisted on a 2 ft gauge line instead of the standard 2.5 ft gauge, using heavy rails so that powerful engines could run on it. The idea was that rolling stock from the Matheran Tramway-also 2 ft gauge-could run on the line during the monsoon. It was also a way of avoiding red tape. With a narrow-gauge line classified as a tramway, it only needed a go-ahead from the Bombay Government; if classed a railway, it would require a contract with the Secretary of the State, causing considerable delay. Then, on August 11, 1906 Peerbhoy asked the secretary of the Bombay Government and the Public Works Department to grant permission for his company, Masers Adamjee Peerbhoy and Sons, to begin construction. It all seemed set to go. In September 1907, the Board approved plans for a survey of the 47-mile route for the Kalyan to Karjat line via Belapur and Panvel, plus a 37-mile branch line. The cost of the survey was projected at Rs. 22,800.

Whether the survey was carried out is not known. For some reason, perhaps buried in the Railway Board's archives, the Kalyan-Panvel-Karjat line never got off the drawing board. What difference could it have made to Panvel and the area had the line been constructed? Historian G D Patwardhan speculates: ''If this railway line had been built 100 years ago it would have cost a tenth of the cost today and the area would have become very prosperous agriculturally."Even as late as 1908, the project was still being discussed. In a letter to the joint secretary of the Government of Bombay in April, the Railway Board in Shimla wrote that it still wanted a private firm to build the line: "The construction of a line similar to the one described cannot reasonably be expected o be included in the Railway Board's programme of construction for some years at least." Little did they know that would be 90 years before construction on a line connecting Panvel and Karjat began.
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Unread post by Shafakat » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:25 am

Great Man Indeed. Thank You for posting this information about Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy

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Unread post by AMAFHH » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:31 am

S. Insaf wrote:Bombay Samachar daily had written a front page editorial with lady Amatullah's photograph. Morarji Desai who had seen naked dead body laying on Charni Road footpath had mentioned this incident in his argument in the Legislative assembly of Bombay Province in 1948 when he was home minister. He had then said that "Mullaji's powers are monstrous and he is running a government within a government, which can not be tolerated.
There is also mention of this incident in several reports produced at the time of Musalman Wakf Act in 1928.
I will put these evidences on this website after reaching Bombay in October.
Sallam O alikum Brother Insaf
are you back in Bombay , did you get any News paper cutting for the above ?

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Unread post by S. Insaf » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:56 pm

Not yet but I will return to Bombay soon and post the paper cuttings.

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Unread post by S. Insaf » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:21 am

Dear Friends,
I am back to India. As promised I am attaching the following:

1) Photocopy of the first page of Daudi Bohra Waqaf & Trust welfare Association’s report of last 4 year. 1937
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2) Photocopy of Page 66 of the same report which gives the list of persons excommunicated by Mullaji Taher Saifuddin. The fifth person in that list is Seth Ali bhai Sir Adamji Peerbhoy.
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3) Photocopy of front page of Bombay Samachar dated: 21 December 1928 which had published the photograph of dead body and of Lady Amatullah bai side by side. In the heading Bombay Samachar had said:
A Heart-Rending Incident
Dead body of Lady Amtullah bai, the wife of Alibhoy Sir Adamji Peerbhoy was found on Charni Road footpath in naked condition.

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On 20 December 1928 the dead body of is Seth Ali bhai Sir Adamji Peerbhoy’s wife late Amtullah Bai was dug out from the grave by Mullaji’s followers and thrown out on the road outside. By their act they terrorized the community.

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Unread post by think » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:46 pm

OH, MY GOD. and these hoardes are following such kind of so called priests.

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Unread post by AMAFHH » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:22 am

Brother Insaf
Appreciate your efforts

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Unread post by incredible » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:25 am

True_Bohra and zinger

where are you?

kuch kenha hain tumhe yaha?

progticide aur adam to pehle hi bhaag chuke hain.

if this incident is not barbaric and anti islamic, then I wonder what it is?
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Unread post by incredible » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:29 am

I request Admin to please pin up this thread, and all more proofs against kothar.

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Unread post by Maqbool » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:36 am

True bohra and others,

Your comments please.

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Unread post by asad » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:42 am

I am speechless on seeing this pic. AdamJi peerbhoy gave all he can to dawat and what did he get in return, his wife's body dug and thrown out on road. Do people need any more proof to know till what level Kothar in general and Syedna in particular will go to instill fear in his followers.

Can some one please translate the pages posted by Insaaf Saheb in english, perhaps br. Maqbool can do it.

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Unread post by AMAFHH » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:03 am

Yes need the exact Translation Please