The Bombay Parsi Panchayat has been posting paidust information in Mumbai on their website http://bpppaidust.in effective 03-Jul-2009. Though this information has been a valuable resource, it suffers from the following deficiencies:
(a) Detailed information is not available for the period 03-Jul-2009 to 16-Dec-2009.
(b) The ‘select’ function provides an alphabetical listing based on first names of the deceased whereas it would be more appropriate if this were based on surnames of the deceased. I have compiled the most relevant information, sourced from http://bpppaidust.in using the above mentioned guidelines and have attached the same to this message. I request you to post this on your blogpost with the hope that authorities at Bombay Parsi Panchayat will take notice and effect remedial action at the earliest.
Rohinton E. Kadva, Bangalore
Parsi deaths in Mumbai effective 03-Jul-2009
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAIDUST DETAILS ON INTERNET
The Board of Trustees of Bombay Parsi Punchayet hereby announces that effective from July 4, 2009 (Shehansahi Roj Behram, Mah Bahman) all deaths of Parsi / Irani Zoroastrians consigned at Doongerwadi are available on the Internet on the Net address given below –
This will include information of the name of the deceased and the place, date and time of demise, as also the address of the deceased and the names of close relatives of the deceased. This will also· include information about Paidast ceremony and Uthamna ceremony and its place, date and time.
On a daily basis this announcement would be updated twice in a day so that all deaths will be available on the Net to Parsi / Irani Zoroastrians spread all over the world for the bodies consigned or to be consigned at Tower of Silence, Mumbai.
This facility is for the prompt information to all concerned. All community members can avail this facility by logging on to the above Net address.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees