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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
If you have any information, please write directly to namgan@gmail.comand 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

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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.
If you have any information, please write directly to sarithauthappa@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 # 630 (Posted January 24, 2018)

Naval Mullan” n_mullan@comcast.net To: AderGandi@Gmail.com
Looking for my best friend from childhood
Hi Ader, You are doing a great service by helping people find their long lost relatives/friends. I am hoping you can help me out. I am looking for my best friend from childhood – Jimmy Dordi. He lived on Merryweather road in Mumbai and went to the Scholar high school off Colaba Causeway. He and I attended the school together until 1972 (we were 12 years old) when I went to a boarding school. On my return home for the summer holidays that year, I found out that his dear mother had passed away and that his father remarried and “whisked” him away without any trace. His relatives who lived across the street – last name Baria – had no idea where his father took him. Unfortunately, the Baria family is no more 😦 They also had indicated that his father may have changed Jimmy’s name. Unfortunately, I do not recall his father or mother’s name. All I remember is that he was my best friend and we were inseparable. I am so hoping you can help me out as I think of my dear friend very often even after 40+ years. Thank you. Sincerely, Naval Mullan. If you have any information, please write directly )Naval Mullan” n_mullan@comcast.net 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 # 629 (Posted September 4, 2017)

Good Day Ader I came across your site the Missing Parsi and was wondering if you could post some info in it about some missing relatives. It was posted in Yazdi Tanta’s site and I have had someone contact me and updated me about them with some more info but I still haven’t been able to locate the missing persons Wondering if I can email you the updated info ….. to post on your site? Aban Kekobad Aban Kekobad <kekobad_a@yahoo.com.au Looking for family members of Edul Shapoorji Billimoria( my grand uncle) He was the brother of late Pestonji (Pesi) Shapoorji Billimoria (my grandfather-who was a police inspector in Aden) and late Jamshed P Billimoria The family lost contact with him and his family nearly 70 years ago Edulji could have migrated to the UK via Africa (maybe Nairobi)His wife’s name was Freny and son was Jal. He had a daughter too. Kindly email me at:[ avk_8@hotmail.com ] if you know of their whereabouts or contact details Thanking you Aban (nee Billimoria) If you have any information, please write directly <kekobad_a@yahoo.com.au avk_8@hotmail.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 # 628 (Posted September 4, 2017)

Hi, I’m looking for a school friend Anshera Doctor. Anshera is my school friend from J B Vachha School, passed out in a 1975. We lost contact after I got married and went abroad. hina chheda <hinadeepak@gmail.com> Thanks. Hina Gala Chheda. If you have any information, please write directly hina chheda <hinadeepak@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 # 627 (Posted September 4, 2017 NOW SOLVED)

Dear Mr. Gandi,

Pl. my friend Mr. Bomi Boyce wants to know about one Mr. Rustom & Nilufer canteenwalla & their 2 daughters Natasha & Ayesha.Rustom will be in age group of 70 to 72 years.They were residing in Mumbai Bhandup before approx.. 30 years back & were shifted to Australia. Pl. help them to find out. (Right now I am also in Australia in perth with my daughter for a month.) Thanking you.Percy Karani. Percy Karani percy_karani@hotmail.com If you have any information, please write directly Percy Karani percy_karani@hotmail.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 # 627 (Posted September 4, 2017 NOW SOLVED) Re case # 627 from smcn534@bigpond.com Address & Tel Number of Mr. Rustom & Nilufer Canteenwalla & their 2 daughters Natasha & Ayesha in Sydney, Australia: – XX, FinlayRoad, Turramurra (it is a suburb of Greater Sydney), NSW 2074, Australia.
Tel Number: 9983 XXXX