A Cutchi Memon who lived in Madras (now Chennai), Social Worker and Philanthropist
He was a leading merchant and landlord. He was the Director of Kothari Textile Ltd., and Madras Safe Deposit Ltd co., etc. He served as the Sheriff of Madras in 1939. He showed evincing interest in the Kilafat movement. He was a member of the South Indian Chamber of Commerce and served as its Secretary from 1920 to 1926. He was the Trustee of the Madras Port Trust from 1923 to 1926. He was the founder of the Madras Piece Goods Merchants’ Association. He was the Councilor of the Madras Corporation Council from 1920-26. Mohammed Moosa Sait was a member of the Madras Legislative Council from 1923 to 1926. He was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club of Madras and was the Director of the Egmore Benefit Society. He served as a Trustee of the Ameer Unnisa Begum endowment of Madras. He was a member of the Madras Discharged Prisoners Aid Society, Depressed Class Mission Society, Pauster Institute at Coonur, Anjuman-e-Mufid-e Ahlai Islam, Muhammaden Education Association of South India, Madras Race Club, Madras Pinjrapole Committee, Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Slums of India Mission, Madras, Vigilance Association of Madras, Children’s Aid Society, Association of the Blind, Madras Agri Horticultural Society, Indian Red Cross Society, Provincial War Committee etc.
He was the President of the Madras Cutchi Memon Jamath, Youngmen’s Crescent Society and Premier Youth League of Madras. Thus he proved himself a pioneer in doing a lot of social service for the benefit of the entire society and by that he tried to lead the Muslims towards the path of unity and progress. The above facts reveal that he was an illustrious son of the Islamic community of the Madras.
Source: [http://cutchimemonchennai.com/aboutus.php] [THE MUSLIM PERSONALITIES AND INSTITUTIONS OF MADRAS in HISTORY OF MUSLIM SETTLEMENTS AND THEIR CULTURE IN MADRAS CITY, by M. PEER MOHAMED, 2017 - http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/jspui/bitstream/10603/139546/11/11_chapter%204.pdf]