K.A.N. Bahurdin

No Photo Available1. Name: K.A.N. Bahurdin

2. Occupation: Money changer, Jewellery merchant, Philanthropist


3. Contributions:

  1. Successful money changer in the early 20th century
  2. Involved in jewellery business after the demise of his father
  3. Contributed to the Muslim community of Penang
  4. Founder member of the Indian Association
  5. Trustee for Al-Mashoor School (1955)


4. Honours and Awards:

  1. Awarded ‘Khan Bahadur’ by the Governor of Madras for his philanthropic activities (1943)



Loh Wei Ling, Badriyah Haji Salleh, Mahani Musa, Wong Yee Tuan & Marcus Langdon (Eds). (2013). Biographical Dictionary of Mercantile Personalities of Penang. Kuala Lumpur: THINK CITY and MBRAS.


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