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Sir Razik Fareed
|Member of the Ceylon Parliament|
for Colombo Central
20 July 1960 – 22 March 1965
30 May 1952 – 19 March 1960
|Born||29 December 1893|
|Died||23 August 1984 (aged 90)|
|Political party||United National Party|
|Alma mater||Royal College, Colombo|
|Branch/service||Ceylon Defence Force|
|Years of service||1915-1918|
|Unit||Colombo Town Guard|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Sir Razik Fareed, OBE, JP, UM (29 December 1893 - 23 August 1984), was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) landed proprietor, politician, diplomat and philanthropist. He was the former Cabinet Minister of Trade, Senator, member of parliament and the state council. He had also served as Ceylon's High Commissioner to Pakistan.
He was educated at the Royal College, Colombo; he was a landed proprietor. In 1915 he joined the Moorish Section of the Colombo Town Guard as a Corporal and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1916 having served during the 1915 Riots.
Moving into politics in 1930 Razik, entered the Colombo Municipal Council where he was a member for 15 years. Thereafter he was voted into the State Council of Ceylon before being appointed to the Senate of Ceylon after independence in 1948. A founding member of the United National Party he retained his seat for Colombo central in the House of Representatives of Ceylon for three times running. He was knighted in the 1951 Birthday Honours.
Razik is the son of Wapchi Marikar Abdul Rahman, ex-MLC (1868–1933), and paternal cousin of Mohamed yousuf Mohamed shakir,the famous Ceylon Moor building contractor in Colombo, Arasi Marikar Wapchi Marikar (Bass) (1829–1925), who was descended from the Sheiq Fareed family who arrived in Ceylon in 1060 AD.