Mahmood Baweja, 7518/Qasim


Mahmood Baweja - 2004

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Mahmood Baweja, kit no. 7518/Qasim House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1975 and left the college in 1978 after completing his Matric.

He was born on 9 March 1961, and got married to Mrs. Asma on 9 September 1983. They have three children.

Mahmood belongs to a business family. Their family owns the Regent Plaza Hotel on Sharea Faisal in Karachi (originally built as the Taj Mahal Hotel). Mahmood joined the family business very early in life and is considered to be a very successful businessman.

In recent years, he established a factory to manufacture motorcycles in Karachi under the brand name of Challenger, which has grown in popularity. The company is called Baweja Automobiles, and Mahmood is the CEO.

Mahmood has gained a very special position for himself within the Petarian community. He has demonstrated leadership qualities which have been recognized. He was the President of the Petarian Association in the past, and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Petarian Foundation. In these capacities, he has provided great service to the Petarians.

He was one of the prime organizers of the First Petarian Convention held under the auspices of the Petarian Foundation in December 2004 at Petaro. When the massive earthquake struck Kashmir and the northern areas in October 2005, Mahmood was the key person to galvanize support and organize movement of doctors and raise funds for the Petarian Foundation relief camp at Bagh, AJK.

His personal services for the college have also been tremendous. The interior decoration and furnishing of the new VIP Guest House at Petaro is the contribution of Mahmood Baweja.

Mahmood currently lives in Karachi.

It is an honour to have Mahmood as a colleague in the Petarian Foundation.

Mahmood Baweja - 2004