Maldives Minicoy Mahl Dhivehi
Landuran Augothi Ebrahim Manikfan


Landuran Augothi Ebrahim Manikfan was the husband of Divehi Ganduvaru Kadeeja Manika daughter of Kakaagey Abdullah Faarhanaa Kilegefan. He was educated in the British ruled city of Calcutta in the late 19th century, Ebrahim Manikfan was the first person from the then Cannanore territory of Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands to be educated in the English curriculum.

Ebrahim Manikfan (who was also known as Augothi Ebrahim Manikfan) was studying in Calcutta when his uncle, who was looking after his educational and other needs died. His uncle was a captain in a ship plying cargo between Carnicobar in the Nicobar islands, Rangoon in Burma, Calcutta in Bengal and many other ports.


On his uncle's death, Ebrahim Manikfan had to cut short his education and return to Carnicobar to take charge of the family business.

During World War II the Nicobar Islands fell to the imperial Japanese forces and much of the family archives was destroyed.

The following are some of the few business documents that survived or were written after the Japanese occupation. They were written and/ or signed by Landuran Augothi Ebrahim Manikfan and addressed to various government authorities in Andaman and Nicobar islands and in Malabar in mainland of India.










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