History of the Currimbhoy Family

Brief History of the Currimbhoy Ebrahim Baronetcy

The Ebrahim Baronetcy, of Pabaney Villa, of the City of Bombay, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 20 July 1910 for the Indian businessman and philanthropist Sir Currimbhoy Ebrahim.[1]

Each baronet assumes on succession the name of the first Baronet. 

Currimbhoy was knighted during the Prince and Princess of Wales's Indian tour of 1905[7] and created a baronet in 1910[8] and further granted lands to support that dignity by the Currimbhoy Ebrahim Baronetcy Act 1913[9] following the precedent set by the Cowasji Jehangir Baronetcy Act. Between 1947 and 1949, due to the partition of India, this descendants, namely the third and fourth baronets migrated to Pakistan. The Currimbhoy Ebrahim Khoja Orphanage trust started by him, continue to own large pieces of land in and around Mumbai,[10] including the Currimbhoy manor (Bhulabhai Desai road, Mumbai) and the Poona bungalow (Pune).[11] [12] An orphanage Currimbhoy Ebrahim Khoja Yateemkhana, on Altamount roadMumbai started by him in 1895 and run by the trust, was sold to Mukesh Ambani in 2002 for the building of a 27 storied residence for the Ambani family, called Antilia.[13]

The trust is Chaired by Tabrik Currimbhoy and to be succeeded by Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim , as only Indian citizens may control the trust as per the laws of India. 

In addition, Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim is the sole heir to the Currimbhoy Ebrahim Khoja Trust as well as the Shahnaz Husain Cosmetics empire, which has been valued at over two and half billion dollars. Much of the value is from real estate Shahanaz Husain and family have bought over the last 40 years from the income of the cosmetics company and other activities. 

Ebrahim baronets, of Bombay (1910)

  • Sir Currimbhoy Ebrahim, 1st Baronet (1840–1924)
  • Sir (Mahomedbhoy) Currimbhoy Ebrahim, 2nd Baronet (1867–1928)
  • Sir (Huseinlali) Currimbhoy Ebrahim, 3rd Baronet (1903–1952)
  • Sir (Mahomed) Currimbhoy Ebrahim, 4th Baronet (born 1935)

Heir Apparent (India):

Tabrik Currimnhoy Ebrahim1

M, #395500, b. 1952
Last Edited=8 Aug 2012
Consanguinity Index=3.13%
     Tabrik Currimnhoy Ebrahim was born in 1952.1He is the son of Asif Currimbhoy Ebrahim and Suraiya Ismail Ebrahim.2 He married NelofarHussain in 1979.1

Child of Tabrik Currimnhoy Ebrahim and NelofarHussain


  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1266. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim1,2

M, #395502, b. 1980
Last Edited=8 Aug 2012
     Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim was born in 1980.1He is the son of Tabrik Currimnhoy Ebrahim and Nelofar Hussain.3 He married Amrita Guraya, daughter of Kamaljeet Guraya and Poonam Lutra, on 14 June 2011.2

Child of Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim and AmritaGuraya


  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1266. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S6308] Sharik Currimbhoy, "re: Currimbhoy Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 6 August 2012. Hereinafter cited as "re: Currimbhoy Family."
  3. [S37] BP2003. [S37]


"Argent, in base on waves of the sea a Chinese junk sailing to the sinister, in chief also on waves two dhows sailing to the dexter all proper, a chief per pale gules and or, thereon a pale azure, between a rose of the first and a lotus-flower also proper, and charged with a mullet issuant from a crescent above five mullets in crescent also of the first.”

Mantling: gules and argent.

Crest: On a wreath of the colours, above an Indian lily on water, a mullet radiated or.

Motto: "Deo ducente nil nocet" (When God guides, nothing harms)

Badge: a mullet or, surmounted by a lotus-flower proper".[2]


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