In the year, 1912 five determined young men with unbounded enthusiasm envisaged a high growth potential export market for Indian Handloom products, especially Madras Lungies and textiles, in neighboring countries and formed a partnership firm.

The firm functioned under the name and style of S.H.BADSHA SAHEB & CO. Moulana and its headquarters was established in Calicut with branch office at Madras. On 15th Decemeber 1954, this partnership was converted into Private Limited Company.The Company's first chairman and Managing Director was Mr.S.M.Syed Mohamed Jaffer Moulana and after his demise on 31.07.1974, Mr.S.Hussain succeeded him and guided the business of the Company until his death on 01.01.1983. After the demise of Mr. S.Hussain, Mr.S.M.Syed Mohideen became the next Chairman and Managing director of the Company. After the demise of Mr.S.M.Syed Mohideen on 18.03.1988. Mr. Shabandri Haji Abdul Rahman succeeded him and guided the business of the Company until his death on 30.12.2006.

Presently the Company is managed by a Board comprising of :

Mr.S.M.Syed Mohsin
- Chairman and Managing Director
Mr.S.M. Yahya - Executive Director
Mr. S.M.Syed Omer Moulana - Director
Mr. S.M.Badsha - Director
Mr. S.Ismail - Director
Mr. S.M.Irshad - Director
Mr. S.M.Syed Aslam - Director
Mr. S.M.Syed Zubair Moulana - Director
Mr. S.Ibrahim - Director
Mr. S.M.Riyaz - Director


Until the early fifties, the Company was exporting Lungies to Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, Aden, Nairobi, Zanzibar, Hargesa, Mombassa, Djibouti and other places. During the fifties, the ban imposed by some countries on imports of Handloom goods and the steep fall of the market in certain other countries compelled the Company to explore new markets. The new export markets were established at U.A.E., Sultanate of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Maldives, Bahrain, and other countries.

The high quality of the product and its reasonable pricing made "MOULANA" a household name in the home market as well as in overseas markets. Though Sri Lanka had banned the import of Lungies, the word "MOULANA" remains a household name throughout the island for the best quality Lungies. The vast market the Company had been able to achieve by maintaining its high quality standards and intense sales promotion work has made the company's name "MOULANA" identified with the Lungies of the company.





169, Angappa Naick Street,
Chennai - 600 001


Limited Company

Contact Person

S.M.Syed Mohsin


91-44-25212098, 25266404




Web Site

Established in


Annual Turnover

US $ 2.3 Million


Vijaya Bank - Main Branch, Canara Bank, State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Indian Overseas Bank

Product Exported to

U.A.E., Sultanate of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Maldives, Bahrain And other countries


Handloom Lungies, Yarn, Bed Covers, Towels, Hosiery items, Shirts, Trousers, etc.

Production Capacity

Infrastructure, Experienced Team of Quality controllers, Machine packing.

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