Category Archives: Missing Parsi
I am searching for the family of my maternal grandpa Rustum Khodyar, who hailed from Pune. My mummy’s name was Doreen Khodayar. Grandpa expired around the 1960’s and he owned Cafe Mazda, in Pune or Mumbai, if I remember right. If anyone is related to grandpa please get in touch with me at my mail id. Regards, Florence.
This request is for a special friend who would like to meet her sister’s daughters Maureen and Myra Mody. They must be around 60 years. They were born in Nagpur and then their father moved to Mumbai, I think Cusrow Baug
I am trying to trace the family ancestry of Muncherji Cawasji Fozdar, who was a Parsi trader in South Africa and died there in 1906. He was born 1865.
His father’s name is thought to be Cawasji. I wondered if it is possible that he was one of Cawasji Dinshaw’s children?
I have not been able to find very much information, and wondered if you would be able to help me please?
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I have a cousin, Bhikhubhai Patel, who lives in Ottawa and has been in Canada for more than 65 years. He is looking for his best friend. I would appreciate if you would read his letter and see if there is any way you can help us find this man. Bhikhubhai is in his early nineties and I would love to make his dream of meeting his friend come true. So, the following is his note to me:
Around 1950-1953, I worked at Tesla Radio, located at Tardeo, Mumbai. B.J.H. Katrak was my best friend and he used to come visit me and my family at Ville Parle almost every weekends. He loved my son Mahesh, who was probably a year old at that time.
To the best of my knowledge, Katrak was from a “Dastoor (Parsi priest) family” and lived at Bandra. Around 1953 , I left Mumbai and returned to Jai Hind Radio Navsari and Katrak joined a Phillips Electric Mumbai as an electronic engineer. Head of Phillips was Nariman Modi . Back in Navsari, Naginbhai and Chunibhai needed to get dealership of Phillips and every time I go to Mumbai for business purpose, I was asked to make all attempts to meet Mr Modi.
It is a long story, I managed to talk to Mr Modi after tremendous efforts by Katrak and the rest is history.
In 1956, I immigrated to Canada and lost touch with Katrak. If my memory serves me right, I went to meet him in Delhi where he had moved but the meeting was rather brief . Every since , I regret so much having lost contact.
I would appreciate if you take some time out to trace locate Mr B.J.H. Katrak
Anyone knowing the whereabouts may write directly to : firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Shilpa Shah, a textile researcher and writer. I am trying to contact the descendants of the Late Mr.Minocher Cawasji Chhoi, the last owner of the Chhoi Silk Mills, Parel. Would it be possible to find the contact details of Mr.Delzan & Mrs.Shahnaz Chhoi, residents of Rustom Baug,Byculla, Mumbai? I understand that Mr.Chhoi works for Tata Consulting Services.
I would appreciate your help. I am the co-author of the book “Peonies & Pagodas: Parsi Embroidery from the TAPI Collection”.
With my best wishes,
My name is Sa Varghese originally from India and now live in UK.
I came to know about a prominent Indian Dr Shapurji Dadabhai Bhabhaji, who was a famous Bacteriologist lived in Brockley near Lewisham and Deptford which is near to my place of living.
We the Indian community in Brockley would like to know more about him and his contributions to our society. I learned that he was a very active member of the Zoroastrian community in London during his life in London. It is learned that he passed away in the year 1941.
I would be grateful for any more information about him.
Saji Vargis <email@example.com>