Graduated from the University of Bombay (MBBS) with a Distinction in Medicine and several other subjects in 1953. MD from the University of Bombay in 1956. Awarded a Distinction and Gold Medals. The youngest Indian to be so elected. Trained at the Brompton Hospital and Middlesex Hospital, London and was on the house staff of City Hospital and Northern General Hospital, Edinburgh, in Professor John Crofton’s Unit.
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Dear Fellow Zoroastrians
In an effort to boost entrepreneurship in the community, Parsiana is preparing a Global Yellow Pages directory of Parsi and Irani Zoroastrian business enterprises. The purpose of the directory is to make the community aware of the services, products and facilities available.
Zoroastrians have a reputation for enterprise, quality products and services. Given a choice many consumers would opt for a product which they know has been manufactured by a Parsi enterprise.
To qualify for free inclusion in the directory the business must be Zoroastrian owned (minimum 25% ownership required), irrespective of the size, number of employees or the turnover. From shipbuilding to chocolate making, all businesses qualify for the free listing.
Attached is a list of headings we have shortlisted. You can include your business under them or should you feel the existing headings do not cover your enterprise, you may indicate the necessary heading and we could consider that classification.
In addition to the free listing, should you wish to advertise your services and products in the Yellow Pages, you are welcome to do so. We have kept our rates as nominal as possible to partially help cover the cost of printing and free distribution of the directory. We attach a rate sheet to give you an idea of the sizes, columns and costs involved. Non-Parsi enterprises are welcome to advertise.
We intend to publish the directory by November 15, 2006 and request you to submit the data early to ensure inclusion. Due to the high cost of postage, sending out reminders is expensive and a waste of scarce community resources.
Should you wish any further information, or assistance, please do contact us. We would like the Yellow Pages to be a showpiece of Parsi and Irani enterprise
Thanking you and with best wishes
Veera J Patel and Jasmine D Driver
It was a humble beginning in 1899 when Naoroji Jehangir Baliwalla started a small optical shop at Kalbadevi. He was joined by his brother Pirosha who was a skilled craftsman and personally handcrafted optical frames. In 1913, Naoroji’s son, Pirojsha, formed a partnership with Homi Guzder and Baliwalla and Homi was born, which later became a private limited company in 1940. Today it is the third and fourth generations of both families who are carrying forward this legacy.
The Mehta International Eye Institute is recognized as a preeminent center for patient care, vision research and physician education. Our state-of-the-art facility is oriented toward providing patient-friendly care. Our internationally renowned physicians possess the clinical and surgical expertise to provide consultations and medical and surgical care for complex ophthalmic problems. We believe that the Mehta International Eye Institute provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive subspecialty care available to ophthalmic patients in Asia.
Shiamak Davar ‘ is an Indian dancer specializing in jazz-ballet and choreographer. He has choreographed many Bollywood movies like Dil to Pagal Hai,Taal, Kisna, Bunty Aur Babli, I See you the latest being Dhoom 2 he’s also done two songs for Aamir Khan’s directoral debut- TAARE ZAMEEN PAR which is due for release (incidentially, the movie stars Darsheel Safary, the child in the leading role who is a product of SDIPA ). He also choreographed many stage shows and Indian Movie Awards Nites like IIFA, Stardust, Filmfare Awards and represented India at world events including the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006, Indo-Japan Friendship Year 2007 innaugural event in Tokyo and Indian Economic Forum in Rome, Italy.
Shiamak is also a gifted singer and has performed with the legendary singer and song writer Sting. His Hindi-pop album “Mohabbat Karle” sold more than 1.2 million copies in India alone. Shiamak also won the best music video award for Dil Chahe which he directed, designed and choreographed.
Shiamak established his own school of dancing in 1992, Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA), which is very famous in India and is responsible for bringing out some of the best talents in the country. Originally with two centres in Mumbai, today there are branches in all the major Indian cities, including Delhi, Bangalore, Pune,Chandigarh, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow. He has also established schools in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.