Jafferali Ali Megji was born on December 16, 1909 in Dar-es-Salaam. Soon after his education, he joined the services of the community in different fields till he became the Honorary Secretary of the Council in 1937 and served for nine years with zeal and enthusiasm. He also established Corporations in Tanganyika.
In 1948, he was appointed the President of the Ismailia Association for Tanganyika, and held the post for eight years. He was also the director of the Diamond Jubilee Investment Trust (1945-1968). He earned the blessings of the Imam on several occasions for his outstanding services, and was invested the title of Count in 1959.
He died on March 21, 1968. The Imam sent following message to his son on April 4, 1968 that:-
My dear spiritual child,
I have received your letter of 28th March, and I was much grieved to hear of the sad demise of your father, Count Jafferali Ali Megji.
I send my most affectionate paternal maternal loving blessings for the soul of late Count Jafferali A. Megji and I pray that his soul may rest in eternal peace.
I give you and your family my best paternal maternal loving blessings for service with best loving blessings for strength and courage in your great loss. Your father rendered many years of sterling service to the Imam of the time and the jamath, and his loss will be sorely felt by all. Indeed your father is very much in my heart and thoughts.
The Imam also sent another message on April 11, 1968 through the Ismailia Council for Dar-es-Salaam that:-
The Imam also sent another message on April 11, 1968 through the Ismailia Council for Dar-es-Salaam that:- My dear President,
I was sad to know of the death of Count Jafferali Ali Megji.
Kindly convey my most loving blessings to his family for courage and fortitude in their bereavement with best blessings for his soul and its peace and rest.