Byram D Avari passes away
FEZANA is saddened to hear about the passing away of Byram Avari, the leader of the Parsi community in Karachi and Pakistan and one of it’s greatest businessman.
Byram Uncle’s contribution to the community we’re tremendous and his presence shall always be missed.
Garothman Behest to his ruvan and many condolences to his family and friends.
With deep sorrow we announce the passing away of our dear beloved,
Byram D Avari
Husband of Goshpi Avari,
father of Dinshaw, Xerxes and Zeena
in Karachi on Sunday, January 22nd 2023.
Paidus / Funeral prayers will be held at Khorshed Villa,
inside the compound of Beach Luxury Hotel
at 1pm on Monday, 23rd January 2023,
followed by Sarosh prayers at sunset
on Monday and Tuesday, 23rd / 24th January 2023
Two-time Asian Games gold medalist and businessman Byram Dinshawji Avari is no more.
Husband of Goshpi Avari, father of Dinshaw, Xerxes and Zeena passed away in Karachi on Sunday, January 22nd 2023.
Paidust/Funeral prayers will be held at Khorshed Villa, inside the compound of Beach Luxury Hotel at 1pm on Monday, 23rd January 2023, followed by Sarosh prayers at sunset on Monday and Tuesday, 23rd/24th January 2023.
In 1976 and again in 1980, Byram D. Avari served as Commodore of the Karachi Yacht Club. He won a gold medal in “enterprise-class” yachting at the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1978 alongside Munir Sadiq, and he repeated the feat in New Delhi in 1982 together with his wife Goshpi.
In 1978, he also took home a silver medal from the Enterprise World Championship hosted in Canada.
He was awarded with the Pride of Performance Award for Sports (Sailing) in 1982.
His wife Goshpi is the first Pakistani woman, a Parsi, to win a gold medal along with her husband in Asian Games in 1982.
Avari was a renowned name in the Pakistan business community. He owned and was the chairman of the Avari Group of companies.