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Abdul Gaffoor (Exact dates of birth and death unknown )

Abdul Gaffoor was a well-educated Indian Muslim and worked as the chief clerk in the law firm of Khory and Bridges.

In 1881 he was appointed to be one of two trustees for a project to build a new mosque for Indian Muslims in the Dunlop Road area of Little India.

As the trustee, he applied for and obtained approval to build several houses and sheds on land round the old mosque. The rental incomes from these properties were used to help build the new mosque which replaced the old mosque in 1910.

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Stamp: 1991 Jan
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Written by victorkoo

24 April, 2008 at 10:00 am

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