Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee

Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee

Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee

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Jehangir Hormujee Ruttonjee (1880–1960) (Chinese: 律敦治) was a Parsee in Hong Kong. He is famous for founding the Ruttonjee Sanatorium. He also set up the "Hong Kong Anti-Tuberculosis Association".

Biography

In his early days, he studied at St. Joseph's College, Hong Kong on Hong Kong Island.

He founded the brewery of Hong Kong in 1913 and later sold it to San Miguel. The brewery was later opened, in 1948, in Sham Tseng, just along the Castle Peak Road from Homi Villa, which he owned, and is now the Airport Core Programme Exhibition Centre.

Ruttonjee donated a great deal of money to build Ruttonjee Sanatorium, now Ruttonjee Hospital, to fight against tuberculosis.

His concerns about an epidemic of tuberculosis in the 1940s, during the Japanese occupation, which claimed the life of his daughter in 1943, led him to found the Hong Kong Anti-Tuberculosis Association (now the Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association) in 1948.

He died in 1960.

His son, Dhun Jehangir Ruttonjee, who also carried on his philanthropic work, was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in the 1960s.

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