wiki:Abdulally Esoofally

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Esoofally, Abdulally (1884-1957)

Exhibitor born in Surat, Gujarat. Travelled 1908-14 with tent bioscope through large parts of the Far East, including Burma, Singapore and Indonesia, introducing the cinema to these regions. In 1914 he settled in Bombay where he partnered Ardeshir Irani in an exhibition concern based on the acquisition of the Alexandra Theatre and later of the Majestic. Remained Irani’s partner for over 40 years. Active member of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of India since 1946.