Kadir Mydin Merican

No Photo Available1. Name: Kadir Mydin Merican / Cauder Moheedin Merican

2. Occupation: Merchant, Community leader

3. Date and place of birth: 1759, Pondicherry, India

4. Date of death: September 10, 1834

5. Contributions:

  1. Prominent businessman and social figure
  2. Founder of the Kapitan Keling Mosque
  3. Administered the interest of local Indian Muslim community
  4. In charged of the Islamic matters in Penang
  5. He and other Muslims community in Penang contributed to the building of Kapitan Keling Mosque


6. Honours and Awards:

  1. Kapitan (Chief) Keling by the East India Company (1801)



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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