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  OBITUARY  

January 23 - 30, 1998

 

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MOHANLAL KALA SAVANI

ESTABLISHED ONE OF THE LEADING FILM DISTRIBUTION AND
CINEMA BUSINESS THROUGHOUT
EAST AFRICA SINCE 1930

Coastweek - - A pioneer Kenya businessman, Mohanlal Kala Savani of Messrs. Samji Kala & Co. Ltd Mombasa - passed away peacefully of Thursday, January 15th, 1998 at the age of 98 years.

 

Having arrived at Mombasa just after the First World War (1918) he founded his business which through the years he expanded not only in Kenya but all over East Africa.

His concerns included import and export of raw cotton, textiles and various other items.

He had established one of the leading film distri-bution and Cinema business throughout East Africa since 1930, and was a Founding Member of such industries as Kicomi, African Cotton Industries, Samex Textiles and Mombasa Towel Manufacturers.

Furthermore, he was one of the leading property developers on the Kenya Coast.

Coastweek - - Mohanlal
Kala Savani.

A family spokesman in Mombasa told Coastweek:

"Mohanbhai was a silent and constructive public working and elder guide to many and a very generous donor to many local charities.

"He was also a Trustee of the Mombasa Lohana Community during his lifetime.

"He is survived by a family of five sons, two daughters and numerous grand and great grand children".

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