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About David Sassoon

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Treasurer of Baghdad between 1817 and 1829 and the leader of the Jewish community in Bombay (now Mumbai).

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http://www.jacobsassoon.org/history.html

David Sassoon (1792-1864), the founder of the Sassoon dynasty in India, escaped from the persecution of the Pashas and fled to India in 1828 through Bushire in Iran, along with his father, who died there.

David Sassoon and his large family of eight children established an international empire of trade and commerce. The establishment of many educational, religious and charitable institutions by David Sasoon and his sons benefitted the city of Mumbai and the Pune Jewish community.

In 1861, Sassoon built in Byculla, Mumbai, the Magen David Synagogue and some of the most important cultural and civic institutions, including Hospital, Orphanages, Libraries, Museums, Docks, Schools and charitable organisctions. David Sassoon supported scholars and scholarly publications in Pune he built the David Sassoon Hospital, an infirmary and leper asylum, and the Ohel David Synagogue, whose 90 feet spire is a Pune landmark.

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David Sassoon's Timeline

1792
October 1792
Baghdad, Iraq
1807
1807
Age 14
Baghdad, Iraq
1818
July 25, 1818
Age 25
Baghdad, Iraq
1820
March 27, 1820
Age 27
Baghdad, Ottoman Iraq
1823
1823
Age 30
1828
1828
Age 35
Calcutta, India
1832
1832
Age 39
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1832
Age 39
Bombay, India
1835
1835
Age 42
1840
1840
Age 47
Maharashtra, India