Samuel Fyzee Rahameen

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi 


Goddess Tune ( راگ توڑی ) This is the name of this painting.
A Painting of a Karachiite in Tate Gallery, London since 1912.
Samuel Fyzee Rahameen, born 1880 in a Jew family in Poona,India. Married a muslim women Atiya Begum and converted to islam. Atiya begum was a Bohra muslim born in Istanbul. She penned many books and articles and had a correspondence with Shibli Naumani and Dr Iqbal. They both migrated to Karachi on Mr Jinnah’s request. Fyzee Rahameen helped the British govt in reorganisation of oriental galleries in Vicotria & Albert Museum, London in 1920s. Their house named Aiwan e Riffat was situated just adjacent to Arts Council, Karachi. Their marriage was attended by many Heads of Princely States and Mrs Petit Dinshaw, the Mother in Law of Mr Jinnah.
Mr Fyzee died in 1964 and his wife in 1967
Mrs Petit Dinshaw in the marriage ceremony, sitting 3rd from right.

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About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
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