Change comes to the DPA
The Delhi Parsi Anjuman all through its 93 years existence has been a very progressive Anjuman and a torch bearer in matters concerning the Parsi / Zarathusti community in India and elsewhere.
From 1925 till early 2018 it was continuously headed, by some of the most eminent Zoroastrian gentlemen Delhi-ties of their times. The first in 1925 named Mr. Kapadia the last 93 years later also named the same.
The present and newly appointed acting president, also has the surname coincidentally starting with a K, who though a Zarathusti is the first lady head of the Anjuman and the first one with a non- Parsi name.
The following have been the Presidents that captained the Anjuman during the its brilliant 93 not out years
1925 – 1944 Founder President Mr. Naowroji Kapadia. Business man.
1944 – 1956 Dr. Sorabji Pestonji Shroff, F.R.C.S.E, Kaiser-E-Hind, Parma Shri. Statesman & Eminent Doctor.
1956 -1958 Mr. Khusru F. Rustomji, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan. Police & Civil Services
1958 -1960 Mr. Nariman B. Shroff. Director Railway Board and Chief Architect. Railways… designed Church Gate Station.
1960 – 1986 Mr. Shiavaxsha D. Nargolwala. I.C.S. Civil Services
1987 – 2006 Lt. Gen Adi M. Sethna. AVSM, PVSM, Padma Vibhushan. Military
2006 – 2012 Mr. Dadi E. Mistry. Businessman.
2013 – 2018 Ervard. Yezad Kapadia. Engineer and Zoroastrian Priest.
(“Change happens. Without which we’d still be going 4 mph, probably in an animal driven cart, if not on our lower extremities” Rusi Sorabji.1971)