Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar

Politician

1893 – 1985

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Who was Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar?

Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar was a Ceylonese lawyer, politician and philanthropist. He was a former Member of parliament and a deputy mayor of Colombo.

Born to Sir Mohamed Macan Markar, he was educated at the prestigious Royal College Colombo, he gained a B.A. and an LL.B. from the University of Cambridge and qualified as a Barrister.

Moving into politics in Macan Markar, entered the Colombo Municipal Council where he was a member for 20 years where he served as the Deputy Mayor. Later he was elected to parliament from the Kalkudah and later Batticaloa seats. A founding member of the Saracen Sports Club and founding board member of the Muslim Ladies College he was the co-founder and the Honorary Joint Secretary and Treasurer of the Moors' Islamic Cultural Home from its inception and the vice president of the All Ceylon Moors' Association.

He was the younger brother of Muhammad Ajward Macan Markar.

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Born
Dec 29, 1893
Sri Lanka
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • Sri Lanka
Profession
Education
  • Royal College
  • University of Cambridge
Died
1985

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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