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Founder of Akbarallys dies at 93

Fakhruddin T Khorakiwala, founder of the country's first departmental store Akbarallys and also former sheriff of the city, passed away on Tuesday. He was 93.

mumbai Updated: Jul 06, 2011 01:02 IST
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Fakhruddin T Khorakiwala, founder of the country's first departmental store Akbarallys and also former sheriff of the city, passed away on Tuesday. He was 93.

"My father was a tower of strength to all of us. He was always positive and stayed committed to communal harmony and was extremely concerned about social uplift," his son and chairman of pharma company Wockhardt, Habil Khorakiwala, said.

Khorakiwala founded the Akbarallys departmental stores in 1956.

As the sheriff of Mumbai during the 1992-93, he had organised a 100-km human chain with the participation of 1,50,000 citizens against sectarian violence.

He also served as chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia, president of the Indian Merchants' Chamber and as a senate member of the SNDT University.

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