The curious case of vanishing Parsis
There were more than 150 Parsi families in Hubli-Dharwad, comprising 500 people in Hubli alone, at the time of Independence. But from then on, it has been a gradual downhill climb in their numbers.
By 1985, there were only 20 families left in the two cities. And in 2000, it shrunk to 10 families with just 28 members, a shocking 94.4 per cent decline, compared to their population in the early 1950s.
But more shocking is the fact that only five families live in Hubli-Dharwad today, consisting of mostly aged people.
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Courtesy : Ader Gandi