Left Menu
Development News Edition

Singapore businessman who participated in 'Quit India Movement' dies

Jumabhoy was among the organisers of the annual Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Singapore and served on the Gandhi Memorial Foundation. The prominent businessman’s national-level work in Singapore included inputs for the drafting of the Singapore Employees Provident Fund which is now known as Central Provident Fund.

PTI | Singapore | Updated: 25-11-2020 14:16 IST | Created: 25-11-2020 13:53 IST
Singapore businessman who participated in 'Quit India Movement' dies
Representative image Image Credit: Pixabay

Ameerali R Jumabhoy, one of the few Singaporeans who in their youth participated in Mahatma Gandhi's mass protests like the 'Quit India Movement' during India's struggle for Independence, has died. He was 94.

"He was a visionary and a pioneer, always willing to challenge the status quo, and a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather," said his family in a statement on Tuesday. He is survived by four children, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Jumabhoy was among the organisers of the annual Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Singapore and served on the Gandhi Memorial Foundation.

The prominent businessman's national-level work in Singapore included inputs for the drafting of the Singapore Employees Provident Fund which is now known as Central Provident Fund. Jumabhoy's illustrious career includes leadership roles in various institutions in Singapore.

He was active in International forums in Singapore and India and had been a leading member of international trade delegations and missions. He also served on the Sino-Singapore Friendship Association and the Global Organisation of Persons of Indian Origin. Former foreign minister George Yeo described him as a guiding figure: "I first got to know Ameer when he was part of our business delegation to India in early 1993." "I learned a lot from him about Indian history and politics, and treated him like an uncle," he added.

In 2019, Ameerali was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

China: A savior for emerging markets or a poison pill?

... ...

Future of Urban Planning: Artificial Intelligence guiding the way

Advances in emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can help us understand our cities better and derive useful insights from real-time data collected through automated models....

Videos

Latest News

All travellers to Singapore to undergo mandatory COVID test on arrival

All travellers, including Singaporeans and permanent residents, will need to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction PCR test upon arrival in Singapore, the Ministry of Health MOH has announced.This will take effect from 11.59 pm on Janua...

Reeling again from COVID-19, Amazonas gets respirators, oxygen from Brazil Air Force and Venezuela

The Brazilian jungle state of Amazonas received more emergency supplies of oxygen and respirators on Saturday, as the military and neighboring Venezuela scrambled to alleviate an unfolding humanitarian crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak...

Soccer-Fernando Gago named coach of Argentine club Aldosivi

Former Real Madrid and Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago was appointed coach of Argentine club Aldosivi on Saturday. Gago retired from football two months ago after a series of serious injuries and will take up his first managerial role...

Biden nominates Indian American to key State Department position

US President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday nominated an Indian American diplomat, who had quit the foreign service in 2018 in protest against the policies of President Donald Trump, to a key State Department position.Uzra Zeya has been nomina...

Give Feedback