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Currimjee Jeewanjee reaches the shores of the island in May 1884 on board the « Nénuphar » (meaning water lily) after a two-month long journey from Mumbai. The young man - he is 22 years old – originates from the town of Mandvi in Gujarat, India where his father runs a hardware shop.
The Indian community of Port-Louis provides a welcoming network and he finds a job in one of the shops of the capital. Less than a year later, his brother Noorbhay Jeewanjee joins him in Mauritius and soon Currimjee Jeewanjee has enough capital to start his own business in 1890.