Tributes to Dasturji Peshotan Mirza


Vada Dasturji Dr. Peshotan Mirza passed away today after a tenacious battle with cancer. The entire Parsi community mourns the loss of this splendid and erudite Zoroastrian – one of our finest Vada Dasturjis.

Till the end he served the community with integrity, scholarship and commitment.

May his glorious soul find Garothman Behest – and may his family find solace in their hour of grief.

 

Courtesy :‎Yezdi Maneck Bhathena‎

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Traditional Zarthustis have lost a great personality [on 26-06-2016]. An ideal HEAD Priest. A very humble and low profile soul. My sincere prayers for his Ruvan to proceed towards Garothman Behest in Sarosh Yazad ni Panah.

Courtesy : ‎Godrej Sachinwalla

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A pic that speaks a thousand words…cud not help sharing.

May the divine soul of Dasturji Peshotan Mirza attain the highest heaven – Garothman Behesht.

Courtesy : ‎Jasmine Sahukar


Dr. Peshotan Dastur Hormazdyar Mirza is fantastic combination of religious fervour and technical excellence. Born at Udvada in November 1944, Dr. Peshotan Mirza acquired his priestly Education and Training at:

Seth Sorabji Manekji Damanwala Madressa, Udvada.

The M.F. Cama Athornan Institute, Andheri.

Ordained the Zoroastrian Priestly orders of Navar, Maratab and Samel; performed higher liturgical services and ‘Boi’ ceremony of Holy Iranshah Atash-Behram, Udvada. As for his academic and theological education; he passed SSC examination and joined St. Xavier’s college Mumbai and obtained B.Sc (Honors), M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Bombay.

He studied Avesta-Pahlavi and Iranian History at Sir J.J Zarthosti Madressa and Mulla Firoze Madressa, Mumbai alongside University studies in Science.

He was appointed to the exalted position of Dastur (High-Priest) of Iranshah Atash Behram; Samast Anjuman, Udvada on 13th May 2004.

Apart from being a priest of the highest calibre, few in the community know that he was a lecturer in Chemistry at St. Xavier’s College; Mumbai Development and Documentation Scientist at International Draxon Industries, Tehran, Iran.

Retired from the post of General Manager – Technical Services in a Chemical manufacturing company in Mumbai.

Former member -Science and Technology Sub-committee, Bombay Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Member – Research Committee – The K.R. Cama Oriental Institute, Mumbai

Member of Managing Committee – M.F. Cama Athornan Institute and its ex-student Association.

Trustee – Athornan Mandal and Udvada Anjuman.

Besides discharging religious duties as a high priest of Iranshah Atash Behram Udvada Anjuman, he is also presently working as a technical advisor in a chemical manufacturing company in Mumbai.

He has attended and participated in religious and technical seminars and conferences. He was an invitee to the world conference on spiritual regeneration and human values at Bangalore in January 2003, and addressed the gathering there on Spirituality and science. He also attended a conference of world religions dialogue and symphony at Mahuva, Bhavnagar in 2009.

A great orator, he has lectured on Zoroastrian religious and historical subjects at various places of Parsi settlements in India, Singapore, Dubai, Karachi and Iran.

Dr. Peshotan Mirza is a shining jewel of our community. A man of not only great virtue, sincerity and spirituality, but also of technical excellence. May his tribe increase with the divine benedictory of Pak Iranshah Atashbehram, our prophet Zarathushta and Pak Dadar Ahura Mazda. Atha Jamyat Yathra Afrinami! He studied Avesta-Pahlavi and Iranian History at Sir J.J Zarthosti Madressa and Mulla Firoze Madressa, Mumbai alongside University studies in Science.

He was appointed to the exalted position of Dastur (High-Priest) of Iranshah Atash Behram; Samast Anjuman, Udvada on 13th May 2004.

Apart from being a priest of the highest calibre, few in the community know that he was a lecturer in Chemistry at St. Xavier’s College; Mumbai Development and Documentation Scientist at International Draxon Industries, Tehran, Iran.

Retired from the post of General Manager – Technical Services in a Chemical manufacturing company in Mumbai.

Former member -Science and Technology Sub-committee, Bombay Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Member – Research Committee – The K.R. Cama Oriental Institute, Mumbai

Member of Managing Committee – M.F. Cama Athornan Institute and its ex-student Association.

Trustee – Athornan Mandal and Udvada Anjuman.

Besides discharging religious duties as a high priest of Iranshah Atash Behram Udvada Anjuman, he is also presently working as a technical advisor in a chemical manufacturing company in Mumbai.

He has attended and participated in religious and technical seminars and conferences. He was an invitee to the world conference on spiritual regeneration and human values at Bangalore in January 2003, and addressed the gathering there on Spirituality and science. He also attended a conference of world religions dialogue and symphony at Mahuva, Bhavnagar in 2009.

A great orator, he has lectured on Zoroastrian religious and historical subjects at various places of Parsi settlements in India, Singapore, Dubai, Karachi and Iran.

Dr. Peshotan Mirza is a shining jewel of our community. A man of not only great virtue, sincerity and spirituality, but also of technical excellence. May his tribe increase with the divine benedictory of Pak Iranshah Atashbehram, our prophet Zarathushta and Pak Dadar Ahura Mazda. Atha Jamyat Yathra Afrinami!

 

Courtesy : Khushru Variava

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3 thoughts on “Tributes to Dasturji Peshotan Mirza

  1. Firoz K Pestonji says:

    The Zoroastrian community has lost a wonderful person, so down to earth, so learned & so humble. Now he is with Ahura Mazdajee. May the community learn & follow in his wonderful footsteps

  2. KHUSHROO BODE says:

    May our community be blessed by many more-pious soul as Vada Dasturji Peshotan Mirza Saheb . We all pray his soul to attain Garotman Behest.

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