Category Archives: Solved

CASE # 594 (Posted August 23, 2015, Now Solved)

Hi, I am trying to connect with my school friends from the late 60s and early 70s who were at the Star of the Sea school in Mombasa, Kenya. I was in Primary school from 1963-970 and Secondary school in 1970-1974. My maiden name was Shehnaz Hassanali and I have established a group and met up with several Gujarati and Goan friends including Meera Malde, Anjani Dave, Ida Mendonsa, Elizabeth Martins, Sheena Castelino and Meera Dedhi. I remember two Parsi girls called Marukh Dara Patel and Armin Kakaria (not sure names spelt correctly) who were in my class but I have no idea what happened to them after I left Mombasa for London in 1975.   I and the other school girls would be delighted if I were able to get in touch with them through your network. The girls would have been born in 1957/58.Many thanks. Shehnaz Shehnaz Fazal shehnazfazal@googlemail.com  If you have any information, please write directly to shehnazfazal@googlemail.com 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 # 594 (Solved July 15, 2016) Hi Shehnaz, It was such a surprise to be forwarded this by a friend in UK. It brought back very happy memories of my childhood and Mombasa flooding back. I recognize all the names and remember all the girls, with the exception of Meera Dedhi. I have been settled in Toronto for over 25 years, having left Kenya in 1976 for UK and returning to Kenya in 1983. I stayed in Nairobi till 1987 and then emigrated to Canada. I would very much like to be in touch with the group, but I do not have facebook (intentionally). I plan to be in London in July and hopefully can meet up with some of you. Cheers Maharuk hilloor@hotmail.com

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CASE # 593 (Posted March 3, 2015) SOLVED? (March 9, 2015)

I am Dali  Malaowala from Hercules, California looking for my friend  ‘Sam Solan’or his Son, Vandad Solan. I belong to ‘ZANC’ (Zoroastrian Association of Northern California) in San Jose, California. I met Sam in Iran during the Iranian Revolution in Tehran. He left Iran some time in 1981 and went to Pakistan to be with his family. He was in Pakistan for a while for sure and  then he left Pakistan with his 3 year old son ‘Vandad’ to settle down somewhere in Switzerland or USA. I have tried to look for him but so far no news. Recently I heard that he could be in Washington D.C. One of his last jobs in Tehran, Iran was as a controller with a firm “Chartered Accountants, Whinney Murray and company” Please give me any information that you may have would help me find Sam or Vandad. Thanking you and hope to hear from you soon, Dali  Malaowala (originally from Bombay, India) Hercules, CA 94547 E-mail : dmalaowala@yahoo.com  If you have any information, please write directly todmalaowala@yahoo.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 # 593 (Posted March 3, 2015) SOLVED? (March 9, 2015) I came across your request with regard to Sam Solan and his son, Vandad & I can assist you in finding out his whereabouts. Some 7 years I shifted to Anjuman Baug, and Sam Solan is the brother of Miku [Maneck] Solan & Darius Solan and both the brothers stay opposite my flat and building. If you still haven’t found your friend’s contacts, then perhaps I can find out for you. Please do let me have your response. All the Best Roshni  roshni.shroff@hotmail.com

CASE #589 (Posted March 3, 2015) Solved

Dear Ader I am sending this on behalf of my wife Kathy. It is self explanatory and I am hoping by following these directions that we will learn the answers we seek. I have a Facebook account. Any information would be most helpful and if you can acknowledge this post I will then know I am in good hands! All the best, S THE FOLLOWING IS FROM MY WIFE Kathy Rose – Aban is her friend of many years. We cannot locate her.

I am looking for news of Dr. Aban Daruwalla,  a longtime California resident originally from Nagpur, India, who had been living in the Leisure World community in Seal Beach, California. We have been friends for 53 years, since she was a Fulbright scholar and we both worked for the same newspaper in Chicago. When we were last in touch several months ago, she had been in poor health and was talking about moving elsewhere. But when I tried to reach her recently, her phone and email no longer worked.  It is possible she has moved or perhaps is in a nursing home if her condition worsened. Perhaps she has passed away, though I see no sign of news about that. She had been active in Zoroastrian affairs at one time, but less so recently, I believe. If her brothers or their families or anyone else who knows her whereabouts sees this, I would be very grateful for news of her. Kathy Rose in New York Kathleen Rose krkarose@gmail.com Stephen C. Rose steverose@gmail.com  If you have any information, please write directly to Kathleen Rose krkarose@gmail.com Stephen C. Rose steverose@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 #589 (Posted March 3, 2015) SOLVED (March 3, 2015) Dear Kathleen & Steve, I saw your inquiry about Aban Daruwalla. I am sorry to inform you that Aban passed away suddenly
on Dec 31st in Riverside California, where she had been living in a retirement community, after moving there
from Seal Beach CA in the middle of 2014. She was also a member of our Zoroastrian Association in Northern California (ZANC), hence I knew about her. Her brother and sister-in-law, Hosi & Jeroo Daruwalla live in the Los Angeles area. Their e-mail is jerood6@yahoo.com in case you want to contact them best regards Nazneen Spliedt

CASE # 585 (POSTED August 18, 2014, NOW SOLVED!)

From: “Kelly F. Gheyara” <kelly_gheyara@yahoo.ca> Subject: MISSING PARSI – ZUBIN BHARDA Hi Ader: My compliments on your super service being rendered to our community. May you continue to do this with even greater zeal in the future. My name is KELLY F. GHEYARA and I am from Montreal, Quebec, CANADA.  I have been and still am trying to find an old college friend of mine.  It would be delightful if I could make contact with him.  His particulars are: NAME:  ZUBIN BHARDA, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:  Karachi, Pakistan, KNOWN HISTORY:  Was in Germany for many years till 1975, Joined Oklahoma State University in 1975-76, Undergraduate – around 1978, Graduate, MBA – around 1980-81. LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE:  California, USA, KNOWN RESIDENCE OF SISTER:  Metuchen, New Jersey, AGE:  60 – 65 years. PHYSICAL:  Short, thick glasses, medium complexion, very lively and jovial. CONTACT:  kelly_gheyara@yahoo.ca Hope you are around, Zubin.  Have many pleasant, life long memories, my dear friend! Thanks Aber!  Keep well! Kelly F. Gheyara, Ph.D. Montreal  If you have any information, please write directly to  kelly_gheyara@yahoo.ca 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 # 585 (POSTED August 18, 2014, SOLVED AUGUST 20, 2014!) Hi Ader: The benefits from your site are simply amazing; I can safely extrapolate from that the same should be very true for the originator of this site. I thank you very, very much for having connected me with the person I have been trying unsuccessfully to locate for nearly three decades. Two days ago, Mr. Bharda sent me an email and then followed it up a day later with a phone call. I felt really ecstatic with the result. Do please keep up with this invaluable service to our community with even greater zeal than before for as long as you can. Best wishes, Kelly  kelly_gheyara@yahoo.ca

CASE # 584 (POSTED August 18, 2014, NOW SOLVED!)

From: Zinia Sarkar <parzinia@gmail.com> Sir. I am searching famous medium and channeler and also practice autowritting Ms. Kashmira Elavia. i want to contact her regarding autowritting . i really need her .please help me by providing her no.please mail her phone no.to my email parzinia@gmail.com.
Please consider my case . i love my mom thi feb. and need kashmira Elavia’s guidance in this regard.she stays in mumbai. she has done a programm on autowritting “mano ya na mano” in star on channel. as i was going through themissing parsi site saw a solved case#241 about kashmira elavia.sir my personal no is xxxxxxxx. you can trust me i really need to talk to her. Thank you. Zinia. If you have any information, please write directly to parzinia@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 # 584 (POSTED August 18, 2014, SOLVED August 20, 2014!) Thank you for your response and got kashmira elavia’ s contact no. parzinia@gmail.com

CASE # 581 (POSTED July 23, 2014, NOW SOLVED)

Dear Ader, Congratulations on the wonderful service you are providing to find long lost Parsi friends. I am a former student of Prof. B. E. Mirza, who taught us  chemistry at Adamjee Science College, Karachi, during 1960’s. A brilliant teacher and a extraordinary academician, Prof. Mirza also co-authored the leading Chemistry college textbook along with Prof. J. B. Sidhwa of DJ College.  His brother Prof. R.E. Mirza later was my professor at NED Engineering College. Unfortunately, these great academics are lost to the history of education in Pakistan. We are in the process of creating a web page to honor the memory of Prof. B. E. Mirza and are soliciting the help of all persons who knew this honorable educator. We would love to get his photographs, education career, information of the book, birth and demise dates, and other information, including names and whereabouts of kin. Please do us a favor and help us find the grand old man and document his services for posterity. Best regards, Jawaid Ahmed sanskritidesai@yahoo.com Reno, NV, USA.  If you have any information, please write directly to sanskritidesai@yahoo.com and copyAderGandi@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 or by joining us on LinkedIn.com

CASE # 581 NOW SOLVED (AUGUST 18TH 2014) Ader, Professor Mirza’s son( rohinton) still lives in Karachi.  If I am not mistaken, he may still be working at BVS Parsi High School as a Bursar . The professor’s nephew ( professor R.E Mirza’s son) Sohrab lives in LA, ( in Orange County). I am sure Sohrab’s phone 3 etc. could be obtained from the Los angeles  california Zoroastrian Association. regards, sarosh  sjcollector@gmail.com

CASE # 581 FURTHER SOLVED (AUGUST 18TH 2014) From: Farokh Variava Farokh.variava@gmail.com
Dear Ader, Thanks for the mail. Regarding the update concerning my late uncles viz. Prof. Rustom E. Mirza and his brother Byramji E. Mirza. They were great noble people indeed and may their sous rest in peace Amen!  Prof. Rustom was my MASA and he was the principal of NED College and his brother late Byramji was the principal of Adamjee College.  You have also mentioned another name of Prof. Jalejar Burjodji Sidhwa (Principal of D.J. Science College). He too was my MAMA and along with Byramji uncle had written many books. Further, if you remember the Vice Principal of D.J. Science College Prof. Mrs. Coverbai Medora she too was my MASI. Regarding next of Kins I have attached the mailing addresses of my cousins who are at present staying in USA. You may kindly contact them regarding photos etc.  Regards, Farokh Variava.   Binaifer Variava binaiferv@gmail.com Yazdi Sidhwa  Sidhwayazdi@gmail.com mirzas21 mirzas21@cox.net

CASE # 580 (POSTED JUNE 16, 2014 NOW SOLVED!)

Hello Ader, You’ve helped me earlier locate a friend in Mumbai from my hostel days and I’m writing to help me out locate another friend.  His name Xerksis Boga, wife  Niloufer, not sure how many kids he’s got but knew his first son was Sohrab.  He lived in Atlanta Georgia almost 20 years back and don’t know where he’s currently in USA.  I’m visiting USA next month and thought of calling him if I can get the details through your wonderful website. Thanks & best regards Farida F. Dotiwalla  Farida F. Wadia (maiden name) dotiwadia_f@yahoo.com If you have any information, please write directly to dotiwadia_f@yahoo.com and copyAderGandi@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 athttp://www.facebook.com/people/Missing-Parsi/100002437887842\

CASE # 580 (POSTED JUNE 16, 2014 SOLVED July 23 2014!) Farida and Ader, What a coincidence I just met them today in Orlando at their Annual Ghambar!  They have both moved to Orlando from the Atlanta area a few years ago and they do have a son Sohrab. I forwarded this email to their Cousin Roshan Moraes who is a good friend of ours and she will reach them and hopefully you all with have a successful reunion after all these years. Best wishes, Burjis Shroff MD Boca Raton, Fl  burjiss@aol.com

Hi Farida, You can reach Zerksis at 909-666-XXXX or contact him via email at fersocyz@comcast.net. He is my dad’s cousin and lived in Mahim. They’ve moved to Orlando, Florida now. Let me know if I can help you with anything else. PARVEEN WADIA email pwadia@orrick.com