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CASE # 640 (Posted January 24, 2018)

Sonali Mathuria <sonali.mathuria@gmail.com>
Looking for Aban Mistry Hi Ader,
Am looking for a Parsi lady named Aban Mistry who had migrated to Kuwait in 1983- 84, she was my husband Manoj Mathuria’s tution teacher and we would like to be in touch with her, Miss Aban Mistry was residing in Marine line area around that time, if you can pls help us to get in touch with her.Thank you Regards SONALI MATHURIA <sonali.mathuria@gmail.com> If you have any information, please write directly to SONALI MATHURIA <sonali.mathuria@gmail.com>and copy AderGandi@Gmail.com so it can be recorded as a solved case. Thank you. Be sure to mention the case #. You can track updates to cases by becoming our Facebook friend at http://www.facebook.com/people/Missing-Parsi/100002437887842

CASE # 639 (Posted January 24, 2018)

Hi Ader, I have used your site years ago and had good luck in locating some relatives. I am again looking for relatives from my mothers paternal side – the surname being KALAPESI. My great grandfather was DINSHA MANECKJI KALAPESI and his brother was DR. RUSTAM M. KALAPESI. They had a sister called AVABAI who married a HORMUSJI CLUBWALA. They had a son called NARIMAN who became a doctor and lived in England. I really would like to connect with any decendents of Avabai Clubwala. I have a KALAPESI family tree going back several generations .The family was originally from Surat , but moved to Bombay in the 1800’s. with many thanks
Gool Ardeshir. Gool.Ardeshir@gmail.com
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CASE # 638 (Posted January 24, 2018)

Good evening. I came across your name on the site where you have helped track lost Parsi friends / family etc.
One of your case findings talk about Kersi Gandhi (ex crop sprayer pilot and then Indian airlines and the last was that he was in prison in London in the 90’s. I am interested to see where is kersi gamdhi now adays? A long time back I was working with him during his airline days (almost 30+ years ago in Delhi – india). Thanks, Shivraj Shivraj.dang@gmail.com
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CASE # 637 (Posted January 24, 2018 via FACEBOOK)

Ader… i m looking for a parsi dasturji named pervez patel in new york. Also another dasturji named Antia in new york. Can u pl help.
Rhoda Vandrewala. If you have any information, please write directly to Rhoda Vandrewala on FACEBOOK and copy AderGandi@Gmail.com so it can be recorded as a solved case. Thank you. Be sure to mention the case #. You can track updates to cases by becoming our Facebook friend at http://www.facebook.com/people/Missing-Parsi/100002437887842

CASE # 636 (Posted January 24, 2018)

Hi Ader, I am looking for descendants of my late Grandmothers Brother – who migrated to Japan from Surat. He left Surat sometime in 1929. His name was N. Dumasia. All I have are some photographs and postcards that he sent to his sister(my grandmother) form Japan with his Japanese wife and daughter. His parents names were Mr and Mrs B Doomasia of Surat My grandmother’s name was Gaimai Gai nee Dumasia. She migrated from Surat to Mumbai in 1950 or so, and stayed before her demise at Star Building, 3rd Floor, Uranwalla Street, (Behind Grant Road Western Railway Parcel Office). off Lamington Cross Road, Grant Road, Mumbai.If anybody knows of my grandmothers brother or grandmother, please do get in touch with me. Thanks.
Dinyar Gai dinyargai@gmail.com Grimsby, Canada. If you have any information, please write directly to dinyargai@gmail.com and copy AderGandi@Gmail.com so it can be recorded as a solved case. Thank you. Be sure to mention the case #. You can track updates to cases by becoming our Facebook friend at http://www.facebook.com/people/Missing-Parsi/100002437887842

CASE # 635 (Posted January 24, 2018)

Hi Good day i am writing a note in search of help. In 1986 my mums name Pervin she was a Parsi she gave birth to me in an orphenage in mumbai the orphenage name was Mother teresah she named me Daisy and due to family shame she left me and carried on in her life i was born on 21.03.86 at 3.33 am. As mother was in the institution from 8 months pregnancy and after birth few days later she gave up the baby. She was an unwed mother due to social stigma she had to keep secret in order to keep the family name. She did not want to give her address. Your court Order NO.212/XX OXXX.09.86, adopted by Rakesh C XXXX family. Your mother had signed as Pervin. The sad part is i dont no her surname an i no she was from mumbai. I HOPE I DO FIND HER, Kind Regards MRS KHAN shaebk0@gmail.com If you have any information, please write directly to shaebk0@gmail.com and copy AderGandi@Gmail.com so it can be recorded as a solved case. Thank you. Be sure to mention the case #. You can track updates to cases by becoming our Facebook friend at http://www.facebook.com/people/Missing-Parsi/100002437887842

CASE # 634 (Posted January 24, 2018)

Nafisa Saleem commented on the link you shared. Dear Ader, My childhood buddy Darayus Bulsara, hasn’t contacted me since last year. It is very unusual. Prior to that, he would contact me at least once in a week. He stayed in Kemp’s Corner, opposite Shalimar Hotel in a building called Keki Court (Not sure about this). His mobile is switched off and his landline is disconnected. His maternal uncle, Soli Masalawala, had a place in a Parsee colony in Gwalior Tank or Gamadia Colony Tardeo. When Soli uncle passed away, Darayus wanted the accommodation but his uncle hadn’t bequeathed it to him. Darayus was living alone and wasn’t keeping well. I have memories of him and his mom, Banu aunty, coming down from Bombay to spend their holidays with us. This sudden silence is unnerving and every day I dial his numbers. Questions arise in my mind, “What’s happened to Darayus?” Through your page I have hopes of hearing from him. Please help me.
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CASE # 633 (Posted January 24, 2018)

Dear Mr. Ader Gandi, Greetings!
Details about the Missing Parsi were shared by Mr. Cyrus Irani who responded to my post on Zoroastrians.net. I had been directed to Mr Yazdi Tantra by someone who I interviewed for the project. Let me also take a moment to introduce myself.
I am working in the History Department of the SNDT College and am working on a project for the K.R. Cama Oriental Institute on Parsi Physical Culture Clubs in Bombay. I am looking at Parsi body builders, strong men, athletes and wrestlers as well as some of the institutions that they had founded in the early twentieth century. I am particularly interested in the career of 1) Tehmsap Sarkari (who also founded a physical culture home which was certainly functional upto 1949) 2) Bomansha Coverji Gazdar(b. 1876) who founded the Guzder Health Home. [References to both these men are found in Darukhanawala Parsis and Sports]. The only thing I have been able to trace is a picture of Gazdar from Darukhanawala (Parsi Lustre Vol 1)
3) Dinshah Mistry who ran the Mistry Physical Culture Institute in Bandra. I have had some success on Mr. Sarkari but none at all on Gazdar and Mistry. However I haven’t been able to track the exact location of Gazdar’s Health Home or even find any information about these remarkable men despite my scouring of archival material both in Gujarati and in English. I’m also interested in the history of the Marker’s Health Home and have spoken to some old timers and got some information. I have also had some success with the Petit Gymnastic Institute on which there is much material in the State Archives and newspapers. So broadly I am looking at recovering the histories of Parsi physical culturists and institutions, which have not been documented in detail in the existing community histories. I was hoping if I could receive any help or insight in this regard through your site. Thank you. Best Regards, Namrata. Dr Namrata R Ganneri
namgan@gmail.com Assistant Professor, Department of History
SNDT College of Arts & SCB College of Commerce & Science for Women SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai
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CASE # 632 (Posted January 24, 2018)

Hi Ader, Am looking for a Parsi lady named Aban Mistry who had migrated to Kuwait in 1983- 84, she was my husband Manoj Mathuria’s tution teacher and we would like to be in touch with her, Miss Aban Mistry was residing in Marine line area around that time, if you can pls help us to get in touch with her. Thank you
Regards SONALI MATHURIA sonali.mathuria@gmail.com
If you have any information, please write directly to sonali.mathuria@gmail.com and copy AderGandi@Gmail.com so it can be recorded as a solved case. Thank you. Be sure to mention the case #. You can track updates to cases by becoming our Facebook friend at http://www.facebook.com/people/Missing-Parsi/100002437887842

CASE # 631 (Posted January 24, 2018)

Hello, Came across your email id on the missing Parsis website. I am not trying to locate a missing Parsi but my friend’s parents have fairly recently relocated to Mauritius and we we were just trying to locate other Parsis living there so they could connect. Would you be able to help ? Regards,Saritha Uthappa. sarithauthappa@gmail.com.
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