Born in 1915 Hurbans was a businessman and sugar farmer. He took the lead in establishing four Indian schools in the Tongaat district and was chairman of the Natal Vigilance Committee which protested against the Group Areas Act.

He was Vice-President and executive member of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) from 1953-1956 and chairman of the Natal Provincial Vigilance Committee in 1956. He was also a member of the Working Committee of the NIC and of the Joint Executive Committee of the Congress Alliance.

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