Category Archives: Missing Parsi

Looking for Adi Behram Marker

My name is Lily Seeney and I live in the UK.
This is long shot in the dark but I am trying to find my first cousin ( who the family lost since my mum passed away) who used to and probably still does in Pune.

He is my mama’s son. His name is Adi Behram Marker. I know he has a son and daughter. Son’s name is Behram as well. Not sure of the daughters name. I have tried asking some folk who live there but have drawn a blank. I remember going to my Uncles house as a young girl with my mum and vaguely think it was in Salisbury park.

Is there any way of finding out some way if he is still alive or has passed on. I am now 69 myself and my sister is 83.
If you can point me any direction as to whom I could contact would be grateful.

Kindest regards


Looking for Bio and Pictures of Late Rustom B. Damania

I am looking for bio-data and pictures of Rustom B. Damania (died 25 March 2001). He was a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science and Technology. He has made invaluable contribution to Indian aviation industry. He is credited with the development of NAL’s Light Canard Research Aircraft, which later became DRDO Rustom UAV.


May I request you to help us obtain his biography/ bio data and pictures. If you do not have please direct us to the person, who can help us obtain this information


Best Regards

Rajiv Narang

Director – Strategic Initiatives

Looking for heirs of Mehraben S.H. Jhabwala

As you are aware our 94 years old organisation (All India Women’s Conference)  was established by Margaret Cousins, Sarojini Naidu, Kamaladevi Chattopadhya in 1927 with Maharani Chimnabai Gaekwad II, as the first President. We are  working for the Education, Emancipation, and Empowerment of Women and Children . We are doing  virtual presentation on the work done by our dynamic past Presidents for the Society and the Nation.. We have been helped in presenting the work of Mrs. Hilla Faridunji Rustumji and Smt. Mithan Lam.
Our 28th President  from 1966 to 68 was Smt. Mehraben S.H. Jhabwala , from  The Hermitage,10th Road Khar , Mumbai, 400 052.  She was instrumental in building a shelter home for distressed women , ” Bapnu Ghar” at our HO, which is being looked after very well   till now. Similarly she had major role to play in establishing the Kesarbai Bhimani Working Women`s Hostel , A Home Away from Home, on 12th Road, JVPD Scheme Mumbai 400 049. .Mumbai branch of AIWC has its office here.
We would be grateful to have your help in finding Mrs. Meharaben Jhabwala`s relative or close friend who can throw some light on her work ,her life . You can share his or her contact details so that we can be in touch.
Attached is a picture of Mrs. M S H Jhabwala and her team. The Treasurer  Mrs. Pramoda Gosalia was also from Mumbai.
Thank you very much.
Take care, be safe,

Looking for Parveen & Dinaz Sahar

I am looking for an old family friend Parveen and dinaz sahar. They were our neighbors in jhansi in 1963-65.

Uncle Sahar worked in the railway and was posted in Jhansi in ’60s
Elder daughter Parveen did her MBBS from Jhansi Medical College
Parveen and Dinaz studied at St. Francis School Jhansi.
I hope the above information is helpful.
Thanks for your help


Looking for Sheroo & Munchee Bharucha

I am a resident of Goa. I would like trace Munchee Bharucha & his wife Sheroo. They were one time residents of Dadar Parsi Colony but moved to Bangalore I think in the 70s.
Munchee was a partner in the co, Bharucha & Motivala, Civil Engineers who built the Worli Diary & Marine Drive flyover.
They are old family friends who are in their 80s & would appreciate any information you can get on them especially their phone nos.
Yours sincerely,
Adrian da Cunha, Porvorin, Goa
Cell: 99606 19816. Land: 0832-2411819

Looking for heirs of Edulji Mogra

My paternal grandmother, Gulbai Nuusserwanji Mody ( nee Mogra ) had a brother, Edulji Mogra, who went to Shanghai in the late 1800s or early 1900s. They were from the village Tavdi 3 miles from Navsari. Edulji married a Chinese lady and had two sons, one of whose name was Minoo ( am not too sure of the name). I remember my father saying he met Minoo in Hongkong in the 1960s. Would love to connect with them or their descendents if any. Thank you, and best wishes….

Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal


I am Meenakshi, born in Mumbai but living in Delhi since 1960.
I am looking for NEVILLE BHARUCHA  and his son GEV BHARUCHA. They were residing in Bandra, Hill View Garden. They were a few of the kindest people I ever met. I lost a touch long time back. In this critical time my heart is waking up every morning worried for them.

NEVILLE DOSABHAI BHARUCHA was the only son and GEV NEVILLE BHARUCHA is also the only son. NEVILLE uncle got married to a Gujarati lady – second marriage. GEV was his son from his first Parsi Wife. NEVILLE uncle was a flight Purser and the second wife was an Air Hostess.

If you find NEVILLE uncle, please tell him that I missed them all in my life. Sorry, I could not contact because I was struggling in my life. I want them to know that I cared for all of the family. I just pray to GOD ALMIGHTY for their safety. They were real angels on earth.


Looking for information on parsi women singing traditions

Dedicated to safeguarding ancient music traditions especially sacred and folk female voice traditions, and as I am a Persian deep voice singing lover, I am looking for Hindustani zoroastrian songs or parsi families / communities still holding strong women singing traditions.
If you know about anything in this regard, please share.
Gauri Sene

Information required on Ardeshir Irani

Dear sir/madam


Myself, Dr. Manash Pratim Goswami, Associate Professor, Department of Media and Communication, Central University of Tamil Nadu, is working on a personal project to document and write a comprehensive biographical sketch on the Life and Works of Ardeshir Irani, the father of Indian talkie. I have been extensively looking for literature on his family tree, early life, professional successes and contribution to Indian and Iranian films, etc. I shall be highly thankful if you/your organization can give me some leads on the followings

  1. Authentic literature on the details of Ardeshir Irani’s family background, the contact email/phone numbers of his relatives,
  2. Suggest/provide any research work/ book/ research thesis on Ardeshir Irani
  3. Any record of Irani’s life and works in any public domain/personal collection

Your support will be a big help to my research and in the documentation of the Life and Works of Ardeshir Irani.

Thanks & regard

(Dr. Manash P Goswami)

Mobile: 9999915977/9589914477


Warm Regards,

डॉ. मानस प्रतिम गोस्वामी|Dr. Manash Pratim Goswami

सह-प्राध्यापक | Associate Professor

मीडिया एवं संचार विभाग |Department of Media and Communication

तमिलनाडु केन्द्रीय विश्‍वविद्यालय |Central University of Tamil Nadu

नीलक्कुड़ी परिसर|Neelakudi Campus

तिरुवारूर | Thiruvarur-610 005 (तमिलनाडु|Tamil Nadu)

चलवार्ता| Mobile: +91 9999915977/9589914477

Looking for information on Hilla Rustomji Faridoonji (1872–1956)

The All India Womens Conference is a 93 year old all women  organisation founded in 1927 by Mrs Margaret Cousins.It is popularly known as AIWC.It has about 500 branches all over the country from Kanyakumari to Kashmir ,with its Head Office in Delhi.AIWC is a Non Governmental Organization which works mainly for the upliftment of women  & children belonging to the lower strata of society.

Our Head Office  located in Sarojin House , 6 Bhagwandas Road , New Delhi has a full fledged Library called the MCM Library. Here we have a record of the past Presidents as well as the Minutes of all the Conferences held as also the work done till date. But information regarding some past Presidents is not upto date & as such we are trying to collect as much information as possible so that the future generations will learn about  our rich legacy & also about these esteemed women who have worked selflessly while they were at the helm of affairs all through out.
So it is in this regard that I would like to have some information about Mrs Hilla Rustomjee Faridoonji who was the 9th President of AIWC  in 1934. Very little is known about her & hence this is to request you to kindly help us in learning about her childhood ,education, family & home. It would be great if I could connect to her kith & kin who will give me this valuable information.
I hereby assure you that this information will be only for the AIWC Records & will not be used for any other purpose whatsoever.
Hilla Rustomji Faridoonji (1872–1956) was an Indian educationist and political activist. She was secretary of the Women’s Education Fund Association.
At the All India Women’s Conference meeting in Madras in 1931-2, Faridoonji proposed the removal of caste distinctions and the abolition of separate schools for different religious sects. In 1935, she served as President of the AIWC, and continued as a patron on the Standing Committee of the Conference. She was a close associate of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and became a close friend of Mahatma Gandhi.
She was one of the first administrators of Lady Irwin College when it opened in 1932. She was its convenor and treasurer and continued to work for the college until her death. In 1954 she opened the college’s postgraduate accommodation in her role as President of the All India Women’s Education Fund Association. The main hall of residence is now known as the Hilla Faridoonji Hall in her memory.
Mrs Rekha A Sali,
Member In Charge Constitution,
New Delhi.
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