Mayors of Karachi


By Amin H. Karim

Mr. Jamshed Naserwanji (Nov 1933 to Aug 1934)

Jamshed Nusserwanjee Mehta was born in 1886 in KarachiSindh British India to a Parsi family;
In 1918, Mehta was elected a councillor of the Karachi Municipal Corporation. He was soon elected the President of the Corporation. He served in that capacity for 12 years and become the first Mayor of the city. He transformed the city into a great and important metropolis in his years as local politician. He was a member of the Sindh Legislative Assembly, the father of Scouting in Sindh, and one of the founder members of the Boy Scout Movement in India, and later on in Pakistan. He was the Deputy Chief Commissioner of the GHQ and its Honorary Treasurer. Pakistan’s Sea Scout landing craft is named after him.  A commemorative postage stamp of Rs. 3 was issued by the Pakistan Post Office on January 7, 1988. Jamsheed Memorial Hall is located on MA Jinnah Road, Karachi.  (Source Wikipedia)

Mr. Teakum Dass Vadhumull (Aug 30, 1934 to May 03, 1935)
Mr. Qazi Khuda Buksh (May 03, 1935 to May 09, 1936)
Mr. K.B. Aradsher H. Mama (May 09, 1936 to May 04, 1937)
Mr. Durgha Das B. Adwani (May 04, 1937 to May 06, 1938)
Mr. Hatim A. Alvi (May 06, 1938 to May 05, 1939)
Mr. R.K. Sidhwa (May 05, 1939 to May 07, 1940)
Mr. Lalji Malhootra(May 07, 1940 to May 06, 1941)
Mr. Hashim Gazdar (May 06, 1941 to May 08, 1942)
Mr. Soharab K.H. Katrak (May 08, 1942 to May 11, 1943)
Mr. Shambo Nath Molraaj (May 11, 1943 to May 10, 1944)
Mr. Yousaf Abdullah Haroon (May 10, 1944 to May 08, 1945)
Mr. Manual Musqutta (May 08, 1945 to May 01, 1946)
Mr. Wishram Das Dewan Das (May 09, 1946 to May 09, 1947)
Mr. Hakeem Muhammad Ahsan (May 09, 1947 to May 25, 1948): In the photo Mr. Ahsan is with Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah on his last birthday on December 25 1947.  Mr. Jinnah passed away on September 11, 1948.
Mr. Ghulam Ali Alana (May 25, 1948 to May 08, 1948)
Mr. Mahmood A. Haroon (Jan 19, 1954 to May 26, 1955)
Mr. Al-Haj Malik Bagh Ali (May 26, 1955 to May 29, 1956)
Mr. Siddique Wahab (May 29, 1956 to Dec 14, 1956)
Mr. S.M. Taufique (Jun 14, 1958 to Oct 14, 1958)
Mr. Abdul Satter Afghani (Nov 09, 1979 to Nov 07, 1983)
Mr. Abdul Satter Afghani (Nov 07, 1983 to Feb 12, 1987)
Dr. Farooq Sattar (Jan 09, 1988 to Jul 27, 1992)
Mr. Naimatullah Khan (Aug 14, 2001 to May 2005)
Mr. Syed Mustafa Kamal (Oct 17, 2005)

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
This entry was posted in Contributions by Hindus, Contributions by Parsis, Karachi History. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Mayors of Karachi

  1. Adnan Zuberi says:

    I can see Mr Jamshed Nusserwanji Mehta with Rabindra Nath Tagore( centre, bearded)

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