The first President & Donor of The Hajee Saleh Mohammed Ahmed Sait Cutchi Memon Jamath Khana, Bangalore
Mr. Hashim Moosa
In or around 1404, 700 families comprising of 6178 individuals belonging to the famous Lohana section of Hindus accepted Islam. These converts came to be known as Momins or Memons.
After several years, these Memons migrated to Karnataka State, earlier known as Mysore State approximately 400 years back from Bhuj, the capital of Kutch in Gujarat State.
The Cutchi Memons then migrated to all parts of India including Kerala, Tamil Nadu and AndhraPradesh and Karnataka. These Cutchi Memons predominantly started trading and they were extremely successful in this. In the early part of the 20th Century, Hajee Sir Ismail Sait started a trading business and became extremely successful. He was also a great philanthropist who gifted many properties for the benefit of the Muslim Community.
Among these donations, the prominent were the Hajee Sir Ismail Sait Mosque on Mosque Road, Ghousia Hospital in Tasker Town and the land at Kamaraj Road for the Jamath Khana and for Education. The Cutchi Memon Educational Trust continues till this day, and has helped thousands of students to get a good education.
After having set up the Jamath Khana the Cutchi Memon Union was formed for the benefit of the youth. A Building was put up at Main Guard Cross Road after acquiring the land and many facilities were provided for the benefit of the youngsters of our community.
In the beginning of the 21st Century many prominent members mooted the idea of developing the properties at Kamaraj Road. After many years of discussions and working on several concepts, the project finally got off the ground in the latter part of 2011. This project of developing the property is now yielding substantial Income to give more support for Education, Medical Assistance and for the benefit and general improvement of the poor and needy. The Building was finally completed in 2016.
The Cutchi Memons of Bangalore have been extremely successful in their profession, most notably in the Business of selling a variety of items. Recently many youngsters have joined in I.T. Industry and they also have been extremely successful in this profession. Many members have migrated to other countries and have been successful as Doctors, Accountants, Software Engineers and Senior Executives in Multi National Companies. They have been extremely magnanimous and donated large sums of money for the development of the Community.
Inaugurated on 17th january 2016