Regional Grand Masters

RW BRO ABRAHAM MARKOS

REGIONAL GRAND MASTER

REGIONAL GRAND LODGE OF SOUTHERN INDIA

RW BRO DR JAVED AKHTAR

REGIONAL GRAND MASTER

REGIONAL GRAND LODGE OF EASTERN INDIA

RW BRO M.S.FEDERAL

REGIONAL GRAND MASTER

REGIONAL GRAND LODGE OF WESTERN INDIA

RW BRO A.K.SHARMA

REGIONAL GRAND MASTER

REGIONAL GRAND LODGE OF NORTHERN INDIA

The R.W.Bro. Abraham Markos was born on 6th June 1952 in the ancient Vathakat family in Kottayam, Kerala. His father late W.B ro. V.O.Markos was a prominent lawyer and a Minister in the erstwhile State of Travancore. R.W.Bro. Abraham Markos had his schooling at the Lawrence School, Lovedale in Ooty, proceeded to complete his B.A. (Eng. Lit) from Loyola College, Madras in 1972, and then obtained his Law Degree from the Renukacharya College of Law in Bangalore in 1975. He joined his family law firm “Joseph and Markos” where he is now a Senior Partner. He is also a Senior Partner in the law firm “Joseph and Kuriyan” in Cochin. Both these firms are experts in Labour, Company, Taxation and Civil Law.Freemasonry runs in his bloo d. His father late W.Bro. VO.Markos was an ardent Freemason, having been initiated in Lodge Minchin, Trivandrum as early as 1937 and attained the rank of the District Grand Warden in 1965 in the District Grand Lodge of Madras . His uncle R.W.Bro. VO.Abraham was also a dedicated Mason who rose to the rank of Past Senior Grand Warden in the Grand Lodge of India. R.W.Bro. Abraham Markos saw the light of Freemasonry on 22 nd October 1977 in Lodge Cochin No. 4359 EC and was passed and raised in the same Lodge. It was the cherished desire of his late father that a new Lodge should be opened in his hometown of Kottayam. It was thus that in 1982,Lodge Kottayam No. 245 was consecrated with his uncle R.W.Bro.V. O . A b r a h a m as its Founder Master.
R.W.Bro. Abraham Markos was also a Founder Member in this Lodge and went on to become its sixth Worshipful Master in the year 1986-87. His family donated the beautiful piece of land where the VO.Markos Masonic Hall is constructed and donated liberally for the completion of this temple. Along with his uncle, he played an active role in reviving Lodge Vanchinad No. 273 at Kollam, Kerala, in 1992 and served as its Master in the year 1994-95. He has also occupied the Eastern Chair in his mother Lodge in the year 1990, the Madras Masters Lodge No. 103 in 2002-03 and the Kerala Masters Lodge No. 309 in 2008-09. In the Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India, after holding various active and past ranks, he served as the Assistant Regional Grand Master for two years from 1998-2000 before being elevated to the post of active Deputy RGM in 2002. Similarly in the Grand Lodge of India, he has held many active and past ranks and now holds the rank of Past Dy GM. He is an active member of several Lodges and also a senior member of Acacia­ the Madras Masonic Study Circle. He is a regular attendee at all Regional and Grand Lodge Meetings all over the country.
In the Holy Royal Arch, he was exalted in Chapter Cochin in 1981. He is a Founder Member of Chapter Kottayam No. 90, consecrated in 1992 and served as its First Principal in 1996-97, the year in which Chapter Kottayam was adjudged the Best Chapter in the Region. He is also a Founder Member and Past First Principal of the Dakshin Principals Chapter. In the Regional Grand Chapter of Southern India and the Supreme Grand Chapter of India, he has held several past and active ranks, and is now Past Ilnd Regional Grand Principal and Past Ilnd Grand Principal.
R.W.Bro. Abraham Markos was advanced in Mark Lodge Sivangnanam, Trivandrum in 1989 and later on he joined Mark Lodge Sarvothama No. 73, Kochi. He became the Founder Master of Mark Lodge V.O.Abraham No. 98, Kottayam which was consecrated in 2001and adjudged the Best Mark Lodge in the Region in 2002. He is also a Founder Member and Past Master of Dakshin Mark Masters Lodge. In the Regional Grand Mark Lodge of Southern India and the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of India, he has held several past and active ranks, and is now Past Deputy RGMM and Past Deputy Grand Mark Master. He also served as the active Asst. Grand Mark Master of the Grand Mark Lodge of India in 2015-16.
In the Royal Ark Mariners degree he was elevated in the E.K.Palia Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners, Bangalore. He later joined the R.A.M. Lodge Venkateswara, Kochi and wenton to become the Founder Commander of the R.A.M. Lodge V.O.Abraham No. 98 at Kottayam which was consecrated in 2003 and adjudged the Best RAM Lodge in the Region for that year. He is a Past Commander of Dakshin Commanders Lodge. He also holds the rank of Senior RAM Grand Officer as well as RAM Regional Grand Officer.
He is a member of several other social organizations including the Rotary movement, where he became the President of the Rotary Club ofKottayam in 1990. He was a Charter Member of the Kottayam Round Table No. 79 founded in 1985, where he was its second Chairman, and went on to become the Area Chairman of the Round Table India Area 1 comprising many clubs in Kerala and Tamil Nadu in 1991-92. Area 1 was acknowledged as the Best Area in India under his helm, and he was adjudged the Best Area Chairman for that year.
R.W.Bro. Abraham Markos is married to Latha. Their son Mithun Markos, himself an Initiate of Lodge Kottayam No. 245, is also a lawyer like his father, and Partner in Markos & Co, a reputed law firm in Bangalore. Their daughter Rosa, an architect by profession, is presently settled in the USA. His two brothers, V.W.Bro.Joseph Markos and V.W.Bro.Reji Markos, are also senior Past Masters of Lodge Kottayam. Both his brothers-in-law, R.W.Bro.T.T.Kuruvilla and Bro.KO.Abraham, are distinguished Brethren in the Region, the former being acknowledged as one of the top Masonic scholars in the country.

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BRIEF BIO-DATA

1. Full Name Mr. Mufazzal Saifuddin Federal
2. Date of Birth 16th June 1950
3. Residential Address Kalpataru Heights, 18th Floor, Flat No. 182, Dr. A.B. Nair Road, Mumbai 400 011.
4. Office Address M/s. Federal & Company, Advocates, Solicitors & Notary, 101 Seksaria Chambers, 139, Nagindas Master Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001.
Tel. No. 91 22 6814 4444 / 4877 3333, 91 22 2261 8725 / 2270 3806
Mobile No. 91 9820048877
Email Id. federal@federalandco.com
5. Educational Qualifications B.Sc. (Hons.), D.B.A., LL.B., Attorney-at-law(Solicitor).
6. Achievements
  • After passing Solicitor Exam. in the year 1976 and after working with a firm of Solicitors for a period of 4 years, started independent practice as Advocate and Solicitor in the year 1980 Initially in the name of M/s Federal & Rashmikant and since 1st January 2019 in the name of M/s Federal & Company.
  • Appointed Notary in the year 1990 by the Government of Maharashtra.
  • President of National Society for Prevention of Heart Disease & Rehabilitation in the year 1995 for a period of one year, a Society founded by late Dr. V.V. Shah, a very well-known and reputed Cardiologist and Hon. Physician for the Governor of Maharashtra.
  • Founder Member and Past President of Lions Club of J.J. Crescent.
  • Specialized in Real Estate transactions and primarily responsible for development of Mills land in Mumbai.
  • Blessed with 2 children, one daughter and one son. Both are well qualified. Both are Married. Son is also Free Masson and Advocate-Solicitor-LLM (Columbia, NY) Attorney (New York) joined father’s firm and mostly attending litigations in High Court and Supreme Court.
7. Masonic Bio Data Presently Regional Grand Master of the Regional Grand Lodge of India.

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Initiated: 18-03-78 Passing: 16-09-78 Raising: 21-10-78
R.G.Stwd. 1989, P.R.G.I.G. 1989, P.R.G.Std.Br. 1990, P.Dy.R.G.D. of C. 1992,
R.G.Br. of V.S.L. 1993, P.J.R.G.D. 1995, P.R.G.D. of C. 1997, P.R.G.Regr. 1998,
P.R.G Chap. 1999, P.J.R.G.W. 2003, R.G.Regr. 2004, P.S.R.G.W. 2004,
P.A R.G.M. 2005, R.G.Regr. 2005, P.Dy.R.G.M. 2007, R.G.M. 2018
P.G.Stwd. 1998, P.G.I.G. 2001, P.G.Org. 2003, P.G.Regr. 2003, P.G.Std.Br. 2004,
P.A.G.Swd.Br. 2005, P.A.G.D. of C. 2006, P.G.Suptd. of Wks. 2007
P.Dy.G.Swd.Br. 2008, P.G.Swd.Br. 2009, P.J.G.D. 2011, P.S.G.D. 2012, Dy.G.Regr. 2013,
P.G.Chap. 2014, P.J.G.W. 2015, P.A.G.M. 2017, P.Dy.G.M. 2018

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P.R.G.Scribe N. 2004, R.G.Regr. 2004-05, P.R.G.Scribe E. 2005, P.3rd.R.G.Prin. 2006,
P.2nd.R.G.Prin. 2007, M.E.Suptd. 2018
P.G.Org.2011,P.G.Std.Br.2012, P.Dy G.D. of C.2013, P.2nd .A.G.Soj.2014
P.1st.A.G.Soj. 2015, P.Prin.G.Soj. 2016, P.3rd.G.Prin. 2018

Mark (19) RAM(19)
R.G.M.M. 2018
R.W.Bro.A.K.Sharma was born on 7th January, 1949 at Saharanpur. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and also managing a Senior Secondary School in New Delhi. He is a financial wizard in various fields and he was the financial advisor and director in many companies. In recognition of his vast experience in the financial sector, the Government of India appointed him as Director of Union Bank of India for three years .
R.W.Bro.A.K.Sharma, saw the light of Freemasonry on 10th November, 1979 in Lodge Industry No.23. From the day he became the Master Mason he became very Active in Masonry. He occupied the Eastern Chair in his mother Lodge Industry No.23 in 1992. He is also member of many Lodges and occupied Eastern Chair in other Lodges as well.
He held many prestigious positions in Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India as well as the Grand Lodge of India during his journey in Freemasonry. He held the office of Active Assistant Regional Grand Master in the Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India from 2002 to 2004. He has been the Deputy Regional Grand Master of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India in the year 2005.
His contribution to the various activities of the Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India and the Grand Lodge of India is immense and cannot be quantified. He was the president of Regional Grand Board of General Purposes. He was elected to the Board of General Purposes of Grand Lodge of India twice. He was the Active Assistant Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of India in the year 2014 and also the Grand Treasurer of Grand Lodge of India from 2015 to 2017. He holds the Rank of Past Deputy Regional Grand Master in the Grand Lodge of India.
He was exalted in to Royal Arch Masonry in R.A.Chapter Progress No.10 on 22.12.1994. He was the Principal Z in the year 2000 in R.A.Chapter Progress No.10. He has held various Ranks in the Regional Grand Chapter of Northern India as well as in the Supreme Grand Chapter of India. He was the Second Regional Grand Principal in Regional Grand Chapter of Northern India in the year 2005. He holds the past Rank of Second Grand Principal in the Supreme Grand Chapter of India and 2nd Principal in the Regional Grand Chapter of Northern India.
He has been active in Mark as well as Royal Ark Mariners Degrees. He was advanced in Mark degree on 22nd August, 1992 and was the W.M.M. of the Mark Lodge Sunder Heera No.30 in the year 2000. He was elevated in R.A.M. Lodge Mount Ararat No.5 on 2nd December,1994 and has been W.C.’N’ of R.A.M.Lodge Star of Delhi No.103 in 2004. He was the active Deputy Regional Grand Mark Master of the Regional Grand Mark Lodge of Northern India in the year 2006. He holds the Past Rank of Past Deputy Grand Mark Master in the Grand Mark Lodge of India and also holds the Past Rank of Senior R.A.M. Grand Officer.
He held the office of the Secretary of the Masonic Fraternity of New Delhi twice and he continues to be one of the most successful Secretaries of the Masonic Fraternity which is responsible for the maintenance and up keeping of the large Masonic Property at Janpath, New Delhi, which is also the Head Quarters of the Grand Lodge of India and the Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India.
R.W.Bro.A.K.Sharma became the President of the prestigious Fraternity club, Janpath, New Delhi in 1996 and continued as president for many terms till September 2011. During his tenure, The Fraternity Club has made tremendous progress and achieved all India Status and became well known club for its food and fellowship for Masons and their families.
His charitable disposition is immense. He contributed to almost all charitable activities undertaken by the Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India. He contributed regularly for the activities of The General Williams Masonic Polyclinic, New Delhi, Amrit Masonic Spastic Society, Noida and Northern India Masonic Charitable Society, which runs the Masonic Public School at Vasant Kunj. He is Governor of all the three Charitable Societies.
R.W.Bro.A.K.Sharma is a dedicated , friendly and a humble person and a committed and devoted Freemason with exemplary Character. He motivates his fellowmen and brethren to practice and demonstrate the distinguishing charismatic of Freemasonry . His son W.Bro.Raghav Sharma is also a very active Freemason.
Because of the zeal and enthusiasm of R.W.Bro.A.K.Sharma, coupled with his vast administrative experience, charismatic personality and his contribution in no small measures to the development and advancement of Freemasonry, particularly in the Northern Region. M.W.Bro.Rajeev Ramkrishna Khandelwal, OSM, M.W.The Grand Master appointed him as the next Regional Grand Master, Regional Grand Mark Master and The Grand Superintendent of the Regional Lodge/ Mark and Chapter of Northern India on 24th November, 2018 at the Annual Grand Festival at Nagpur.
The Brethren of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India are proud of having him as the Regional Grand Master and join him untidily in his laudable endeavors to make the Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India as one of the most vibrant regions of the Grand Lodge of India.