Eminent Parsees Of India

  In science and industry

                 In academia


      In entertainment, religion, sports and                astrology

      Politicians, activists and bureaucrats

  • B. P. Wadia (1881–1958), Indian theosophist and labour activist. Pioneered the creation of workers unions in India.
  • Cowasji Jehangir (Readymoney) (1812–1878): J.P.; introduced income tax in India; first baronet of Bombay.
  • Frene Ginwala (born 1932): Is a member of the ANC and aided Nelson Mandela in abolishing apartheid in South Africa. Later served for 7 years as Speaker Of the House of Parliament in South Africa
  • Jamshed Nusserwanjee Mehta (1886–1952): former Mayor of Karachi for 12 consecutive years.
  • Jamsheed Marker (born 1922): Pakistani diplomat, ambassador to more countries than any other person; recipient of Hilal-i Imtiaz.
  • Justice Dorab Patel (1924–1997): Former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, former Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and human rights campaigner.
  • Mancherjee Bhownagree (1851–1933): politician, second Asian to be elected to the House of Commons (Conservative).
  • Minocher Bhandara (1937?–2008): Pakistani parliamentarian and owner of Muree Brewery.
  • Minoo Masani (1905–1998): author, parliamentarian and a member of the Constituent Assembly.
  • Piloo Mody (1926–1983): architect, parliamentarian, one of the founder-members of the Swatantra Party.
  • Rustam S. Sidhwa (1927–1997): judge on the Supreme Court of Pakistan as well as one of the original eleven judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
  • Shapurji Saklatvala (1874–1936): socialist, workers’ welfare activist, third Asian to be elected to the House of Commons (Communist, Labour).

          Indian Independence Movement



           In arts


Courtesy : Soli Engineer


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  • 3 prominent Zoroastrians missing on this listing –

    In business & industry –
    Ronny Screwalla – arguably the highest generation of wealth by an individual by institutionalizing a corporate ethos in the Indian film industry and being a pioneer in content creation with TV in India.

    In media & advertising –
    Sam Bulsara

    In arts –
    Dr Gieve Patel – artist, sculptor, playwright and poet.

  • We have the Tata’s, the Godrej’s and the Wadia’s as being pioneering Parsee industrialists. Why does not the list include another pioneer; Dr. Keki Gharda? He has many, many patents to his name, and also, he is the founder of Gharda Chemicals.

  • Armin Dutia Motashaw

    what about our eminent doctors ?

  • what about mr.dosu karaka editor of current weekly/

  • Tehmina Alphonse

    This entire list is only to stroke the ego of Parsis abroad & in and around Bombay.
    What happened to Parsis in hyderabad and other places.

    You seem to have forgotten a very important Lady Mrs Roda Mistry she was the very first Parsi woman in the Rajya Sabha.

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