M. M. Abdul Hameed

Manadath Mackar Pillay Abdul Hameed (2 November 1914 – 4 September 1971) was an Indian industrialist, banker, and philanthropist.[1][2] He was a leading cashew and lemongrass exporter, and an early supporter and patron of the Muslim Educational Society, which was founded by his son-in-law P. K. Abdul Gafoor.[3]

M. M. Abdul Hameed
എം. എം. അബ്ദുൽ ഹമീദ്
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Born(1914-11-02)2 November 1914
Died4 September 1971(1971-09-04) (aged 56)
Other namesHameed Pillay
SpouseA. A. Amina Umma

Hameed also served as the managing director of the Bank of Alwaye, Alwaye Municipality's primary financial institution, before it was merged into the State Bank of Travancore in 1965.[4]


Abdul Hameed was born to M. K. Mackar Pillay, a prominent Aluva industrialist and politician, as the second of three sons.[3]

In 1935, Hameed became a partner of M. K. Mackar Pillay & Sons, one of the largest trading firms in the Kingdom of Travancore. The company was the first to challenge the monopoly of British trading firms in the Malabar coast by directly exporting essential oils.[5] When the firm was incorporated as Mackar Pillay & Sons Limited in 1941, Hameed became managing director.[6]


  1. ^ "Prominent industrialist M. M. Abdul Hameed dead". The New Indian Express. Cochin. 5 September 1971. OCLC 243883379.
  2. ^ "എം. എം. അബ്ദുൽ ഹമീദ് നിര്യാതനായി". Malayala Manorama. 5 September 1971. ISSN 0972-0022.
  3. ^ a b "കാലം മറക്കാത്ത കർമയാഗി". Mathrubhumi. 2 November 2017. ISSN 2347-8497.
  4. ^ "SBT Red Herring Prospectus" (PDF). SEBI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  5. ^ "റയോൺസിൻ്റെ സൈറൺ മുഴങ്ങുന്നു, "പ്രത്യാശയിലേക്ക് "". NewsWaves. 10 June 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  6. ^ "എം. എം. അബ്ദുൽ ഹമീദ് അന്തരിച്ചു". Malayala Manorama. 5 September 1971. ISSN 0972-0022.