Abdurrahman, Dr. Abdullah
- President of African
Political Organisation and member of Cape Town Municipality. Introduced Gandhiji
and Haji Habib to the press in Cape Town when they returned from deputation to
Britain in 1909.
Shapurji - Satyagrahi.
Played a key-role in second phase of the Satyagraha - to test rights of educated
Satyagrahis under Transvaal Immigration Law. Sent by Gandhiji to England in
1912, at Dr. Pranjeevan Mehta's expense, to qualify as Barister.
- Sent by Gokhale to
South Africa, arrived on January 2, 1914. (Refer Associates in India also.)
Bhownaggree - Sir Muncherji Merwanjee
- Indian Parsee barrister settled in England. Member of Parliament for 10 years
(1895 - 1906). Helped in educating public in England with regard to the
grievances of Indians in South Africa. Chairman of South Africa British Indian
Cachalia, Ahmed Mahomed - Joint Satyagraha struggle
in Transvaal. He succeeded Essop Mia as Chairperson of the British Indian
Association in September 1910. He had the reputation of being the man of his
words. Gandhi had the greatest regards for him. His son Ali lived at Tolstoy
Farm with Gandhi.
Doke, ReverenD Joseph J.
- Became acquainted
with Gandhiji during the plague outbreak in Johannesburg. Minister of
Johannesburg Baptist Church. Offered to resign if his pro-Indian sympathies
were unacceptable to his congregation. He and his wife nursed Gandhiji after
assault on him in 1908. Edited Indian Opinion in 1911 during absence in
jail of Gandhi and Polak.
Gandhi, Chhaganlal Khushalchand
- Son of
Khushalchand Gandhi, cousin of Gandhiji. A founder member of Phoenix Settlement.
Editor of Gujarati edition of Indian Opinion from 1908. He was one of the
first 16 Satyagrahis in 1913.
Gandhi, Maganlal K. - Son of Khushalchand
Gandhi. Arrived in South Africa with Gandhiji in 1903. He was in charge of
Indian Opinion during the absence of his brother, Chhaganlal. One of the
pioneer settlers of Phoenix. Manager of Satyagraha Ashram at Sabarmati.(Refer
Associates in India also.)
Gokhale, The Honourable Mr. G. K.
- Founder of Servants of
India Society in Poona. Toured South Africa in October 1912 at Gandhi's
invitation. Associated with Deccan Education Society's Fergusson College as
Professor of Mathematics, English, Political Economy. In 1899, got elected to
Bombay Legislative Council. Presided over the Indian National Congress Session
in Benaras. Championed the cause of South African Indentured Indians.
Hajee Adam - He was commonly referred to as Dada Abdulla. He and his
brother Abdul Karim Jhaveri were the directors of Dada Abdulla & Co. Dada
Abdulla met Gandhi in Durban on his first arrival and took charge of him. Gandhi
lived with Dada Abdulla who introduced him to Harry Esconbe. He was the first
President of the Natal Indian Congress.
Kallenbach, Herman - Owner of Tolstoy Farm. A prosperous German
Architect in Johannesburg. Became devoted friend and co-worker of Gandhiji.
Placed his Tolstoy Farm at the disposal of Satyagrahis. Participated in the
great march, confronted white protesters. He accompanied Gandhi to India.
Visited Gandhi in Sevagram Ashram many years later. Finally settled in Israel.
Mahomed Hajee Dawood -
A leader of Natal Indian
Community. President of Natal Indian Congress. Satyagrahi. One of the earliest
traders in South Africa. Spoke English and Dutch well, though without any
literary education. Principle contributor to Public Fund for South
African Indian causes. Chairman of Natal Indian Congress.
Mehta, Dr. Pranjivan -
From Burma. M.D.; Bar-at-Law; and
jeweller. He met Gandhiji in 1888 as a student and became a life-long friend. He
assisted Gandhiji financially from the days of Phoenix Settlement.
Mehtab, Bai Fatima Sheikh
- A Muslim Indian woman passive resister. Sentenced in Volksrust for 3 months
imprisonment together with her mother Hanifa Bibi for crossing the Natal -
Transvaal border. She was greatly influenced by Gandhiji.
Naidoo, P. K. (Krishnaswamy) -
Born in South Africa. He was one of the most active passive resisters. Officer
of the Transvaal Tamil Benefit Society. He and his wife were in Gandhiji's
Satyagraha Movement. He accompanied Gandhiji on the Great March in 1913.
Arrested for organising a strike in Pietermaritzburg. But the case was
Polak, Henry Solomon Leon - An
Englishman, he came to South Africa in 1903. He was assistant-editor of The
Transvaal Critique when he met Gandhi, whom he supported ardently. He was
one of the most devoted follower of Gandhi, joined the Phoenix Settlement and
became the editor of Indian Opinion in 1906. He married Maud (Millie).
They lived with Gandhi in his house in Johannesburg and later in Phoenix. He
joined Gandhi during the Great March and was arrested and imprisoned.
Rustomjee, Parsee - He was among the very first persons Gandhi
befriended in South Africa. He was founder member of the Natal Indian Congress,
South Africa. He sheltered Gandhiji on January 13, 1897, when he attacked by a
European mob on landing in Durban. He supported the Satyagraha campaign
throughout 1907-1914 and repeatedly went to prison despite ill health.
West A. H.
- Was a Theosophist and a vegetarian. He was one of the first settlers
of Phoenix Ashram. His sister, Ada, who was popularly known as Deviben
taught children at Tolstoy and Phoenix Farms. In 1913, he was arrested for
harbouring Indian strikers at Phoenix.