Category Archives: Solved

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

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CASE # 577 (POSTED JUNE 16, 2014, NOW SOLVED!)

Here are the details for the classmate I am looking for:
Name – Manek Patrawala
We went to High School together from 1968 to 1971 at St. Anthony’s High School in Aden,Yemen
The last I heard he was in Bombay in the seventies
I would appreciate it if you can find his contact info(e-mail would be great) and pass it along to me.
There is no urgency in getting touch with Manek.I was just thinking of the good old days and while talking to a Parsi friend who mentioned your website, I thought it might be worthwhile to try my luck and see if I could track Manek down.Thank You Rajendra Patel RPatel1072@aol.com
If you have any information, please write directly to Rajendra Patel RPatel1072@aol.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 # 577 (SOLVED AUGUST 18, 2014)
From: Aspi Rabadi <aspib@rabadi.net> Subject: Manek Patrawala Manek Patrawala’s phone no. is 9198 xxxxxxxx and 91 222 xxxx xxxx
as informed to me from Mumbai. aspi.

CASE # 577 (FURTHER SOLVED AUGUST 18, 2014)
Dear Aspi, Maneck Patrawala is a family friend of my family and we were in good contact when my parents were alive.   Unfortunately, after my mother passed away,  our contact is very limited.   Incidentally, he stays in the same colony as mine; Godrej Baug!   I am pleased to provide you his cell no – +XXXXXXXX.   His home no is  +91-22-XXXXXXX.   The last I heard about the patrawalas is that his wife hutoxi had gone to Australia to help in the delivery of her daughter, who has settled there.  I think maneck has become a grandfather of a beautiful baby girl. Maneck  works as an insurance surveyor but also sails as Captain for short trips to Middle-east.  He visited Aden a couple of times  in the last three years and always makes it a point to meet up Jeewan and spend some time with him.   I am sure with the phone details provided, your pal will be able to resume contact with maneck.  Unfortunately, I don’t have his e mail id so cant help you on that score. Thanks & Regards Hormazd Cooper

CASE # 572 (POSTED March 25, 2014, NOW SOLVED)

Dear Ader, Thanks for the wonderful service you are extending to our Parsi community.I wonder whether you could kindly help me in tracing my 3 friends,all are brothers, residing at Dalal Estate, Bombay Central. All had studied in St.Xaviers School, Bombay.Their names are: 1. Tehemton Furdoonji Vatcha. 2.Neville Furdoonji Vatcha. and 3.Khushru Furdoonji Vatcha. I believe Tehemton lives in Montreal Canada and the others in the USA.If anyone knows their current address oe email kindly email me at comdtkat@yahoo.in Many thanks. Behram Katrak. If you have any information, please write directly to comdtkat@yahoo.in 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 athttp://www.facebook.com/people/Missing-Parsi/100002437887842 or by joining us on LinkedIn.com

CASE # 572 (SOLVED AUGUST 18, 2014) Hi Behram (Katrak) and Ader (GandI):I am responding to your query for Tehemton and Khushroo Vatcha. Both live in Montreal, Canada. Their logistics are as follows: Tehemton: 3791 Linton Ave, Apt. 4, Montreal, QC H3S 1T3 with email as temvatch temvatch@yahoo.ca. Khushroo: 2125 Grand Blvd., Apt. 202, Montreal, QC H4B 2W7 also with email kris99 tennistennis365@sympatico.ca. Hope this helps out. Best regards Kelly F. Gheyara, kelly_gheyara@yahoo.ca

CASE # 572 (SOLVED AUGUST 18, 2014) Dear Ader, Thank you for publicising my query.I have been able to get in touch after 20 years with my friend Tehemton Vatcha in Montreal Canada. Mr Priyadarshan Pradhan and Dr.Kelly Ghyara very kindly informed me of Tehemton’s contact details and I have managed to get in touch with him after 2 decades.My sincere thanks to you as also to Mr.Priyadarshan Pradhan and Dr.Kelly Ghyara.
Behram P.Katrak

CASE # 572 (FURTHER SOLVED AUGUST 22, 2014) Dear Mr.Patel Thank you very much for your kind email on the above subject.I am glad to inform you that I have managed to trace Tehemton’s email details through THEMISSINGPARSI.COM portal. I am now in touch with him after a gap of over 25 years and we email each other regularly. I am living at Pune and my mobile number is 0082206xxxx. With thanks and best regards. Behram P.Katrak.

From: Minoo Patel <patmm@vsnl.comDear Sir, I am an ex Dalal Estate Resident. Before 1969 I was a  neignbour to the Vatcha Bros, but have lost all touch.I believe they used to stay in T Block 3rd Floor. A cousin of theirs Dr. Cawas M. Antia who was also my neighbor is now staying in Baltimore USA. I have also marked a copy to him.  If he has any further information, I hope he will send the same to you. I think he is on vacation right now. Some other old contacts of mine from Dalal Estate should also help. Please send me your phone number.Minoo M. Patel

CASE # 569 (POSTED March 11, NOW SOLVED!)

Good afternoon Mr. Ader, I am looking for a very good friend from Mumbai. Currently I reside in Minnesota and have lost contact with her for the past 26 years. I had last contact with her in 1987. Her name is Keti she worked for TCI at their Nariman Point office. Her maiden last name was Cooper I am not sure of her married name. She lived on Slater Road, Grant Road in the building I think named Gul Mahal. Not too sure about the name. She has a daughter named Binita and two brothers named Hoshi and Kerman. I will appreciate if you please do not list my email on the website. Thank you Firuzi Mehta. If you have any information, please write directly to 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 athttp://www.facebook.com/people/Missing-Parsi/100002437887842 or by joining us on LinkedIn.com

CASE # 569 (NOW SOLVED?) Hi Ader, My cousins owned Gul Mahal and I have copied Aban their daughter who I am sure knows Keti All the best Cyrus ctodiwala@yahoo.co.uk

CASE # 569 (SOLVED! March 25, 2014) Dear Katy & Ader As promised this is the link to Ader’s FB page where Firuzi is searching for Katy.
please forward their email ID’s to each other. 26 years is a long time. Thank you should go to Farookh and Rachna who live in the same building as Katy Changkakoti if there is any problem and I maybe able to help further please email me
All the best Nigel. nigeldavis15@hotmail.com

CASE # 567 (POSTED February 3, 2014 now solved!)

mr. cawas d.motiwala of ALLIED GROUP DUBAI originally from Aden was a very helpful person to parsis as well as others who got sudden termination from their jobs & got employed by him. he ran various establishmentsas below 1] allied intercon plaza dubai  2] gulf shipchandlers 3] gulf packaging 4] laundry services etc … his wife name is khorshed … daughter name maharukh ….son- farhad ….mother – Avabai  … father dadabhai  …brothers noshir, bhikhaji, rohinton ,bomi … whoso ever parsi required his assistance for deporting dead bodies to india his one phone call is enough for clearing all hurdles.the work he has done for parsis in gulf region is unbeatable. there are many more unending if i describe. beji buhariwala bejibuhariwala@yahoo.com  If you have any information, please write directly to bejibuhariwala@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

SOLVED ON FACEBOOK (POSTED February 3, 2014) Niloufer Engineer Mr. Motiwala is in Toronto, Canada and lives in Mississauga as i was last informed. You should be able to get his number from the ZSO, Zoroasrtrian Society of Ontario by checking with someone who is listed on their web page (ZSO.org).

Beji Buhariwala thx ader & niloufer for all u have done for me, may dadar ahuramazda bless u

CASE # 565 (POSTED DECEMBER 23, 2013 Now Solved?)

Dear Mr. Gandi, I am trying to find out if Dr.Chandi Batliwalla still lIves at Ness Baug in Mumbai. She was a director at the Reserve bank for many years. She continued to work on projects for the Bank even after she retired. She helped through my visa problems in getting to the US as a student over 30 years ago and now I have lost contact with her. I am planning a visit to India this summer after 30 years and would like to pay her a visit. Any information on where I could find her if she is still not at Ness Baug would be greatly appreciated/  Thank you for this service – great idea – Maharukh Bhiladwalla m.bhiladwalla@att.net  If you have any information, please write directly to m.bhiladwalla@att.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 athttp://www.facebook.com/people/Missing-Parsi/100002437887842

SOLVED? (January 3, 2013)
Dr. Batliwalla: I believe she is still at Ness Baug. priyadnp@gmail.com

CASE # 565 (Now Solved! March 25, 2014) Dear Ms. Maharukh Bhiladwalla (USA) By sheer fluke ive come across an internet article “The Missing Parsi” Case no 565 about yr trying to reach out to Dr Chandi J. Batliwalla, Mumbai. Im Aunt Chandi’s nephew and when i gave the print-out of the below “The Missing Parsi” she was quite delighted to read the contents and how u r trying to reach out to her. Although getting on in years, and now retired from the Reserve Bank of India, Aunt Chandi is still quite active (with Gods grace) and is presently associated with the Bombai City Red Cross Society as the Chairperson. She would most certainly like to meet u as and when u visit Mumbai next. At her OK, im sending u her Contact details as below Dr. Chandi J.Batliwalla Ness Baug, XXXXX, XXX floor Next to Kennedy Bridge, Mumbai 400 007, India Resi tel no : ++91 22 XXXXXXXXX With best regards Darcy Dinshaw

CASE # 564 (NOW SOLVED? POSTED DECEMBER 2, 2013)

Dear Mr. Ader,  I have a request and wonder if you will be able to help and apologize for causing you this inconvenience.  My mother used to live in Pune at Nana Peth up to Mid 50′s before migrating to Pakistan.  She had a best friend named Gul Dinshaw Bharucha and to this date she talks about her very fondly and would simply love to have the opportunity again to speak to her on the phone . However,  we have no contact details for her. I think she used to live in Modi Colony Pune. They studied together at the Convent of Jesus and Mary and  Wadia College in Pune. My mother is now at the age of 79. I have briefly  tried a few years ago to get some news of Ms. Gul Dinshaw Bharucha  and possibly get them both in touch over phone but was unable to find her. Highly appreciate if you can help otherwise please ignore this message and I apologize again for this inconvenience. Many Thanks, N Riaz nauman.riaz@citi.com If you have any information, please write directly tonauman.riaz@citi.comt 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 athttp://www.facebook.com/people/Missing-Parsi/100002437887842

CASE # 564 (SOLVED? DECEMBER 12, 2013) Goolu Bharucha’s last known address was Ahura Appartments, Salisbury Park, Pune. She left Pune  number of years ago after selling the flat and moved to Mumbai to her brother I think. Then lost touch. Don’t know the latest. romans_f1@yahoo.com