MARHOOM ALHAJ MOHAMEDHUSSEIN BANDALI VERSI     

A PROMINENT SOCIAL WORKER FROM LINDI

(1921 – 2011)

Marhoom Mohamedhussein bhai Bandali Versi, fondly known as M B Versi was born in Lindi on 14 December 1921. He pursued his education in Lindi and then joined the family business. Marhoom was keen and diligent in serving the community and also deeply committed in the public services.

In 1959 he stood for Parliamentary election for Lindi Constituency for the Asian seat of Legislative Assembly against a TANU candidate. In 1964, he was elected Chairman of Lindi Town Council. In 1969, he served as President of Lindi Jamaat.

In 1975, after having moved to Dar es Salaam, he was elected Vice-Chairman of Dar es Salaam Merchants’ Chamber, where he served in that capacity for several years.

Again, in 1975, he was elected a committee member of Dar es Salaam Jamaat's Managing Committee, and appointed member of Marriage Reconciliation Board.

Marhoom was reputed to be a kind and generous person who had a pleasant disposition, always provided wise counsel and helped many in deserving situations whenever the need arose. He was a dedicated and conscientious member of the community.

He was a regular participant in the Africa Federation’s Supreme Council meetings and known for his candid and clear views.  He was for several years an invitee to the Africa Federation Triennial Conference, in which he made useful contributions in discussions on local and pan-African issues related to community matters, just as he did to the general business community.

Marhoom Mohamedhussein bhai Versi died in Dar es Salaam on 26 December 2011.

May Allah (SWT) grant him maghferah and place his soul amongst His chosen ones – Ameen.

Let us remember Marhoom M B Versi and all the Marhoomeens with Sura-e-Fateha for the maghferat of their souls.

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