Mr. Noorani moved to the United States in 1981, and settled in Chicago where he works as a professional real-estate investor. He is a well regarded member of the Ismaili community in Chicago, a long term member of the Midwest Ismaili Pipe Band, a qualified arbitrator, a social services activist and a traveler. He has served as the Executive Director of Chicago's Asian American Coalition and as member of various governmental and non-governmental organizations in Chicago. Sadruddin is also considered a diplomat within the community since he served as a community-based-organization liaison for many years.
Sadruddin was very adventurous even as a young boy. When he was six years old he was a cub-scout leader for a group of 12 boys and he enthusiastically performed his community outreach activities. He played bagpipe in Pakistan since childhood, and was a bagpipe enthusiast in the Aga Khan band in Bangladesh. He fondly recalls patangbazi [kite flying] and kabutarbazi [pigeon races], and remembers how his friends in Bangladesh taught him how to rear and train pigeons on rooftops.
My name is Sadruddin Noorani. INTERVIEWED BY Isabel Gonzalez-Smith
Sadruddin Noorani collection at the South Asian Digital Archives.
On his service to the community and expectations from the next generation
Travels in his childhood
On growth on Devon Avenue
Memories from home
As a bagpiper