Photograph of J.D. Watumull, the son of Gulab Watumull, in front of a Watumull's store. Photo credited to Hawaii Newspaper Agency, and dated June 19, 1985.
Watumull's 100 Years (1914-2014)
The son of a brick contractor in Hyderabad, Sindh, Jhamandas Watumull first migrated to Manila, Philippines after an accident left his father significantly debilitated. Jhamandas stayed with an older brother and worked in Manila's textile mills, before starting a retail business that specialized in imports from the Orient.