Sri Lanka Moor Family Genealogy

MARUZOOQ - Family #313

1  Maruzooq

    2  A M Maruzooq (Deal Place) + Marzoona

        3  Ereefa Maruzooq + Dr Fahmy Kaleel (217,218)

            4  Muhammad Nawaz Kaleel       

          4  Muhammad Hejaz Kaleel

          4  Muhammad Hisham Kaleel

          4  Ayesha Sameeha Kaleel

          4  Faizul Hassen Kaleel


      3  Mifthiya Maruzooq + Mohamed Hassan Husain , d: Mar 29, 2018

          4  Farana

          4  Hafsa

          4  Samir



Mohamed Hassan Husain, beloved husband of Mifthia, precious father of Farana, Hafsa and Samir; father-in-law of Farzarn and Sukanti, beloved grandfather of Amaan, Zaffar, Lana and Saniya; brother of late Saliha, Late Noor, Nizam, Late Nicer, Haleema & Faiza, Nazim & Nowfer, brother-in-law of Ereefa & Fahmy, Mazeena & Amir, Mahdi & Shahana, Mumtaz & Yusuf & Zahara. Passed away peacefully on the 29th of March 2018. Janaza will leave 85/7 B3, Senanayake Ave, Nawala at 9am on 30th March 2018. Burial: Dehiwala Muslim Burial Grounds, 06, Mosque Rd, Off Hospital Rd, Dehiwala.


      3  Mazeena Maruzooq + Amir

      3  Mumtaz Maruzooq + Yusuf

      3  Zahara Maruzooq

      3  Mahdi Maruzooq + Shahana Parveen Osman (19)
          4  Ahmed Taariq Maruzook
          4  Talaal Ahmed Maruzook

DN Nov 11 2005:

A murder? A mystery? Madness!  

by Sandra Fernando

Perhaps a bit of everything! Certainly slapstick and farce, buffoonery and comedy. This was the Murder Mystery evening staged by the Bishop's College PPA at their annual dinner on 6th November at the Colombo Plaza. (That was the reason why we couldn't get into the parking lot that night!)

Description: Description: Description: I was asked, some months ago, by a classmate if I would participate in a dinner theatre production for the Bishop's College PPA's annual dinner, I said yes without batting an eyelid. I had no idea what dinner theatre was! So I had no idea what I was in for - and that was probably the best way to set about the mad rush we had in the end!

I do recall saying that I wanted to see the script first. It's just as well that I don't always mean what I say because there was none! There was a general idea that was generally explained to a general meeting of generously volunteering old girls. Old? Some of them are so very young! (No, I'm not old. Yet. I still have a little way to go to reach my middle ages!)

And then we went into rehearsals. These were the most unusual sort of rehearsals I've ever been to. I've been to brisk ones where the time flew. I've been to nervy ones where we were sure we were going to make asses of ourselves.

And I've been to sluggish ones where people didn't know their parts or hadn't brought their music/scripts or simply hadn't all turned up. But these unscripted, unstructured rehearsals threw us upon the resources of our own wits and imaginations.

The characters that subsequently strutted, sashayed or stumbled into the Colombo Plaza on The Night were a consequence of hours of negotiation and brainstorming. (Be generous about this and don't make the obvious comments about brains, okay?)

The characters were clearly defined and identified by unambiguous names: Grand Dame Lolita Looney (Angela Seneviratna), Maapilla Matamoko (Mohamed Adamally), Deshabandu Kabala Kondalage Hiribiris, the Honourable Minister of Donor Relations and Self Service (Dominic Kellar), J Blow (Laila Gunasekera), Nicolle Tittman (Terina Perera), Penelope Screws (Zahara Maruzook) and so on.

Dinner theatre is supposed to make it possible to "combine professional and amateur talent," (I got that from, because I wanted to look like I know what I'm talking about) so that's why we had such a mix of well knowns and unknowns.

We had Jerome de Silva supporting us by playing La Jigg-me, a gay lover, Sean Amarasekera playing Esunthe Ferrari, a Spanish drug baron who wouldn't make an honest woman of his girl friend ("I took precautions but one of my swimmers got loose," he said at rehearsal), Malini Tambyah playing Malini de Silva, fashion icon of the '60's, and Asma Jeevunjee playing Vasanthi Lingamless, wife of a famous plastic surgeon. More well knowns and unknowns thrown together!

Would it work, though? That was the big question! The only proof was to be in the pudding of our opening/closing night, the only night on which we would perform. And on The Night, we assembled in the lobby for cocktails before dinner. While we were meeting and greeting the evening's performers strolled, staggered and snuck around in the lobby for about 20 minutes, so the ever growing audience could begin to grasp plot and characters.

Dinner theatre is meant to be interactive (that's what the website says), so we mingled with our friends, teachers, elders and the next few generations as well (while knocking back a few cocktails!). Then we moved into the banquet hall for the rest of the performance, which consisted of a murder and an inquiry into whodunit.

So, did it work? Well, from my vantage point - which was mostly behind the platform, facing the audience - yes, it did. The plot twisted and writhed its way through multiple motives and possible murderers like an Agatha Christie.

Characters were grilled by Maapilla, the Head of Security of the Exalted Emperor of the Imperial Kingdom of Hubla Hua, His Majesty Mikhail Kutiskokoff (who thought up these names!) played by Deshan Devasanayagam.

Like peeling an onion, layer by layer, the audience was taken deeper and deeper into the self centred machinations of characters young and old alike. Just as it seemed as if the whole crisis had been caused by an accident, the truth - and the murderer - was revealed. (Ask an old girl who was there, okay? Don't expect all the answers from me!)

We had all manner of support in the short process. There were people who helped with the characters, the sound, the filming. . .

The filming? Was this a play or a film?

Ah, well! It's Bishop's College, right? It was dinner theatre with one major creative edge! Nafeesa Amiruddin, who coordinated, managed and directed this production, filmed certain sections of the play and replayed them on a screen during the interrogation.

Thus there was no way out, no wriggle room for any of the characters. They simply couldn't deny talking about poisoning His (obnoxious) Imperial Majesty. The device of clips played over during the performance helped to strengthen the plot and ensure that anyone who may have missed out on part of the earlier developments had a second chance to pick them up.

So, as I was saying, we had all manner of support - people who did the sound, the filming, gave specialist technical advice on how to handle the screening of sections of the play. Thanks, guys - you're not named in the programme, but we couldn't have pulled this off without you! There were also people who helped us throw together the most outrageous costumes: the emperor's wife, Kastrina Kutiskokoff, played by Shanuki de Alwis, shed black feathers from her boa all the way, and two of the harem ladies looked like something out of "The Great Gatsby"!

And there were our families, friends, teachers and the extended family of Bishop's College. Without their support, the 31 of us who acted and the dozen or so who managed the performance and the event couldn't possibly have had the fun we did. Fun as it was for those who watched, it was more so for those of us who arranged, managed, coordinated and/or acted. We're planning a cast party now - hmm - wonder what's on the menu this time ...!

Description: Description: Description: Past Pupils Association


Bishop's College
Past Pupils' Association

Executive Committee - 2004/2005

Principal : Hemamalie Bibile
Board Representative : Charika Muttiah
Advisors : Ann Anthonis & Ramola Sivasundaram
President : Mazeena Lukmanjee
Vice Presidents : Lorinda Fernando & Sunjeevani Kotakadeniya
Joint Secretaries : Sunella Dissanayeke & Zahara Maruzook
Treasurer: Dilrukshi Mohanani
Assistant Treasurer : Delani Pietersz

Committee :
Immediate Past President : Asma Jeevunjee
Membership Co-ordinator : Anne Coorey
Indrani Dias
Farah Faleel
Michele Wickramasekera
Roshan Wijesinghe
Shyama Perera
Ayoma de Silva
Shanthini Jayatilake
Farana Sikkander
Sherine John
Sivahamy Sathiamoorthy
Shamini Sambandan