Landuran Augothi Ebrahim Manikfan was the
husband of Divehi Ganduvaru Kadeeja Manika daughter of Kakaagey
Abdullah Faarhanaa Kilegefan. He was educated in the British
ruled city of Calcutta in the late 19th century,
Ebrahim Manikfan was the first person from the then Cannanore
territory of Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands to be educated
in the English curriculum.
Ebrahim Manikfan (who was also known as Augothi Ebrahim Manikfan)
was studying in Calcutta when his uncle, who was looking after
his educational and other needs died. His uncle was a captain
in a ship plying cargo between Carnicobar in the Nicobar islands,
Rangoon in Burma, Calcutta in Bengal and many other ports.
On his uncle's death, Ebrahim Manikfan had to cut short his
education and return to Carnicobar to take charge of the family
During World War II the Nicobar Islands fell to the imperial
Japanese forces and much of the family archives was destroyed.
The following are some of the few business documents that
survived or were written after the Japanese occupation. They
were written and/ or signed by Landuran Augothi Ebrahim Manikfan
and addressed to various government authorities in Andaman and
Nicobar islands and in Malabar in mainland of India.