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Rohinton Nariman, Parsi priest & only 4th lawyer to become SC judge, retires this week

Justice Nariman, who has authored several notable judgments, some of which were written while he was a junior judge, ends his tenure on 12 August.  Justice Rohinton Nariman is in select company — he was only the fourth senior counsel to be elevated...
Zend and the midnight concert at Yazdani

Zend and the midnight concert at Yazdani

Here’s an entertaining story about Yazdani Bakery and Zend Meherwan Zend that was told to me by the blustery Irani baker who passed away on Sunday. He was my friend. And I knew him from when he was...

A Film on the life of Nani Palkhivala

A Film on the life of Nani Palkhivala

Nani - The CrusaderThe film introduces Nani to a generation who never knew him and provides an excellent account of the manifold contributions of this great son of India to the law, business and...

Celebrating the Life of Jamshid Jam

Celebrating the Life of Jamshid Jam

The Zoroastrian Society of Ontario via its newsletter informs us of the passing away of Jamshed Jam. Jamshed was a legendary figure in the Zarathushti community in Toronto. ZSO writes.... The...

Sir Shapoorji Burjorji Bharucha

Sir Shapoorji Burjorji Bharucha

A tribute on his death centenary by Marzban Jamshedji Giara He was a self made and large hearted man, financier and business magnate. He was born at Bharuch on 30th April 1845 of poor parents. He...

The irrepressible charm of Bapsi Nariman

The irrepressible charm of Bapsi Nariman

With the passing at 89 on Tuesday of Bapsi Nariman, née Contractor, wife of eminent jurist Fali Nariman and a fiercely independent lady in her own right, I have lost a mother figure and my daughters...

Happy 70th Dear Zerbanoo

Happy 70th Dear Zerbanoo

Today, a very dear friend, philosopher, guide and mentor Zerbanoo Gifford turns 70. In a small intimate gathering at the beautiful ASHA Center in the Forest of Dean, Zerbanoo's life was celebrated...

Ervad Rustom Kaikhushroo Bhedwar: Obituary

Ervad Rustom Kaikhushroo Bhedwar: Obituary

Malcolm Deboo, President of ZTFE informs us….It is with great sadness that we inform you that our beloved Honorary Life Member & Trustee Ervad Rustom KaiKhusroo Bhedwar, passed away at Northwick...

Niloufer Cyrus Patel passes away

Niloufer Cyrus Patel passes away

Niloufer Cyrus Patel, wife of Cyrus Minocher Patel, passed away on Tuesday. She served as the Director Circulation at Dawn, and among her many achievements, was the focal person leading the success...

Boman Rashid Kohinoor: In Memorarium

Boman Rashid Kohinoor: In Memorarium

RIP Boman Kohinoor: Mumbai’s famed Britannia restaurant loses its beloved diamond Mumbai’s popular restaurateur, Boman Kohinoor, the co-owner of Iranian-Parsi cafe Britannia & Co at Ballard...

Remembering Dorab Patel

Remembering Dorab Patel

Born in 1924, Dorab Patel was a Pakistani lawyer of Parsi descent. After completing his education in England, he returned to Karachi in early 1950s to practice law. Throughout his illustrious...

Remembering Soli Batlivala

Remembering Soli Batlivala

It was a scene out of a film. The young patriot supporting the Quit India struggle heard the police knock on the door of his Parel home. Though no stranger to jail, alerted by his mother Bachoobai,...

Dosabhoy Framji Karaka

Dosabhoy Framji Karaka

Karaka, Dosabhoy Framji [Dosoo] (1911–1974), journalist and writer, was born on 14 April 1911 in Bombay, British India, into a middle-class Parsi family, the eldest of three children of Framji...

Rati Framroze Cooper: In Memorarium

Rati Framroze Cooper: In Memorarium

On Friday March 8, 2019 Rati Framroze Cooper passed away in Lahore, Pakistan. It may be coincidence or not, that one of the most amazing women educators of the Indian sub-continent, passed away on...

Stanley Insler Passes Away

Stanley Insler Passes Away

Emeritus Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology Stanley Insler GRD ’63 passed away on Jan. 5 at the age of 82.Insler was a distinguished historical linguist who studied Indo-European...

Remembering Behram Palkhivala (1926-2018)

Remembering Behram Palkhivala (1926-2018)

Behram Palkhivala, the younger brother of Nani Palkhivala, passed away last Friday (27th July). Not many lawyers know of the enormous role he played in the writing of Kanga and Palkhivala’s “Law and...

Professor John Hinnells : Obituary

Professor John Hinnells : Obituary

Determined expert on Zoroastrianism who founded degree courses on world religion and zipped across the world on crutches As a child sick with tuberculosis of the bone, John Hinnells spent the best...

Missing Sam

Missing Sam

Field Marshal Manekshaw was loving, gracious, playful and charismatic Many of us have a day that no matter how hard we try, it leaves us sad and feeling blue. For me it’s June 27. It’s the day that...

Jamsheed Marker | Obituary

Jamsheed Marker | Obituary

Naval officer under the Raj who became a cricket commentator and respected diplomat in PakistanJAMSHEED MARKER, who has died aged 95, commanded a minesweeper in the Royal Indian Navy during the...

Marker’s Memory

Marker’s Memory

Distinguished diplomat Jamsheed Marker was truly one of a kind There is no better description for Jamsheed Marker than the foreword penned by historian Stanley Wolpert for the former diplomat’s...

Ambassador Jamsheed Marker Passes Away

Ambassador Jamsheed Marker Passes Away

We are extremely saddened to hear about the passing away of Ambassador Jamsheed Kekobad Ardeshir Marker today June 21, 2018. He was one of the most illustrious Zarathushtis of the 20th Century and...

Soli Mehta: Thoroughbred Owner of the Month

Soli Mehta: Thoroughbred Owner of the Month

Our Thoroughbred Owner of the Month, Soli Mehta,is 69  years old. He has been in horse racing for morethan 40 ye ars, but not until very recently has he owne d ahorse capable of taking down the big...