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๐‚๐€๐’๐„ #๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ– (๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

Hello, First of all, you are are doing this excellent job and taking blessings always. I am looking for my ex colleague ๐Œ๐ซ ๐‘๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Œ ๐’๐จ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐š, he is from Poona and we were working with the Allied Foods and Gulf Ship Chandler Co. Dubai. Who is my best friend. He is currently and most probably located in Poona. If you have his contact details, kindly share with me. Thank you, Warm regards, Piyush Bakhai <piyushbakhai@yahoo.com>. If you have any information, please write directly to Piyush Bakhai <piyushbakhai@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 atย https://www.facebook.com/TheMissingParsi/ย and by becoming part of our Facebook group atย https://www.facebook.com/groups/themissingparsi/

CASE #667 (Posted June 30, 2021)

Hello friends, I am looking forย Aspi Contrctor. He came to Leicester from Mombai in 1975 to study accountant and stayed with us in Leicester at 304 Gipsy Lane. His brother in law was a pilot for Air India. If anybody knows him could you please email me kusum.panchal@yahoo.co.uk. Kusum Panchal. If you have any information, please write directly to Kusum Panchal <kusum.panchal@yahoo.co.uk> 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 atย https://www.facebook.com/TheMissingParsi/ย and by becoming part of our Facebook group atย https://www.facebook.com/groups/themissingparsi/

CASE #222 (Posted August 26, 2009 Further SOLVED Jan 24 2018) Further Solved (June 30, 2021)

Multiple sources: 1) Hello, I came across the posting from 2009. My name is Rustom Madon, andย Homiย was my father, andย Bettyย was my mother. Are we related?ย RUS MADONย <rus.madon@btinternet.com>
2) Hello Zubs, This is Firdosh Tolat from Mumbai.ย Nusserwanji & Alamai Madonย (of Madon Colony, Bhusaval) were our neighbours in Fort, Bombay. Nusserwanji was very fond of me and used to call me as his GRANDSON. Homi Uncle left India somewhere in 1950s for further studies in London. There he met Betty and they had 2 sons โ€“ Neville and Rustom. Their Navjote was done sometime in the late 1960s. Nusserwanji expired somewhere around in 1970 and that was the first time that Homi Uncle visited India after several years. Thereafter he kept in touch with us for his mother. Alamai expired in mid 1980s. Betty expired in 1990s. After that Homi Uncle married Patricia, who was also recently widowed and a very close friend of Betty & Homi. They visited us in 1999. Homi Uncle expired sometime later. Patricia continues to keep in touch with us. She resides in Harpenden, England, UK. She last visited India in February 2015, with her son David Katan. Behramjiโ€™s wife Aloo used to reside in Canada. She would also have crossed the mortal bridge by now. One of Nusserwanjiโ€™s brothers (donโ€™t know which one) had a daughter Soonu who was married to a Doctor and who stayed opposite the Petit Sanatorium, on August Kranti Marg, Kemps Corner. I think name of the building was White Hall. Soonu expired sometime in the 1990s and we do not have any contacts with the family. You may write to Patricia patriciamadon.pm@gmail.com or David dmkatan@gmail.com Best wishes & warm regards, Tan Darosti & Cheers! Firdosh Khurshed Tolat
Response to 2) Mr. Tolat ,ย your parentsย started living in the 2 nd floor flat where I lived with my parents……when we left, my dadโ€™s cousin Maneck postwala lived there for years and then my parents rented it out to your parents and my uncle still occupied a room even then. It was in the 60s or 70s that your parents came to live there. You were a little child then. Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal via Facebook
Case #222 (Posted August 26, 2009 Further SOLVED Jan 24 2018)ย Hi Ader, Hope you can post this!! I am quite interested in family tree research and am looking for some long lost relatives. I am looking for theย descendants of Soonamai Madon (nee Mistry). I do not know her husbandโ€™s name. They both must have passed away in the 1930s. They had 3 sons โ€“ย Nusserwanrji, Jamshedji and Behramji Madon. Nusserwanji married Alamai and had a son Homi Madon, who married a Christian lady named Betty. Jamshedji married, and had 2 kids โ€“ a girl, Gool and a boy. Behramji married Aloo Merchant and had a daughter, Gool. I think they may have been from Ahmedabad or Allahbhad. If you have any info, please email me at zappoo@zip.com.auThanks! Zubs If you have any info, please write directly to zappoo@zip.com.au 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 atย https://www.facebook.com/TheMissingParsi/ย and by becoming part of our Facebook group atย https://www.facebook.com/groups/themissingparsi/

CASE #529 (Posted May 13, 2013) Solved (June 30, 2021)

Dear Vinita, I’m dropping you a note in reference to your post searching forย Mahrukh Wadiaย on The Missing Parsi back in May 2013 which I chanced upon shortly. Mahrukh is my first cousin – our mothers are sisters. She is currently based in Pune & living with her mum. I have just spoken to her & personally shared this, and she was very surprised and happy to learn that you are looking for her. Below are her contact details for your guidance: … If you are around/living in Pune, it would good if you pop by and give her a surprise visit. Good luck & keep connected – do let me know the outcome. God bless. Kind regards, Rashida S Todiwalla. Thanks! Rashida Shavak Todiwalla <rashna2612@gmail.com>.
CASE #529 (Posted May 13, 2013)ย Dear Ader, I have been searching for a friendย Maharukh Wadia, who I went to college with. She and her family lived in pune around 1974-80 and we went to SNDT college of home science pune. She had a very loving mum and I think Maharukh also worked in Jehangir hospital pune,for a few years. Everytime we organize an alumnai meet she is missing. please help. She lived near golibar maidan camp i think.Regards, Dr vinita apte. (vapte27@hotmail.com ) If you have any information, please write directly to vapte27@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 atย https://www.facebook.com/TheMissingParsi/ย and by becoming part of our Facebook group atย https://www.facebook.com/groups/themissingparsi/

CASE # 640 (Posted January 24, 2018) ๐’๐จ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ (๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

Hi Ader, Am looking for a Parsi lady named ๐€๐›๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ who had migrated to Kuwait in 1983- 84, she was my husband Manoj Mathuriaโ€™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 atย https://www.facebook.com/TheMissingParsi/ย and by becoming part of our Facebook group atย https://www.facebook.com/groups/themissingparsi/

CASE # 632 (Posted January 24, 2018) ๐’๐จ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ (๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

Multiple sources: 1) Dear Sonali, Are you looking for ๐€๐›๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ (married surname) who was living in Kuwait? My relative Firoze Mistry’s wife is Aban Mistry but I have no idea about her maiden name or address before marriage.They have 3 children. Please let me know if this is the Aban Mistry you are looking for. If so I will try to get you her contact details from my cousins. Hope I can be of help. Regards, Manijeh Mistry <manijehmistry@gmail.com>
2) This case is solved. I was contacted by Manoj’s wife and I forwarded them ๐€๐›๐š๐ง’ s details in Kuwait. Niloufer Engineer (via Facebook)

CASE # 665 (Posted June 22, 2021)

Iโ€™ve been looking with great interest at your Parsi Directory online and wonder if you can help me further, as I am looking to trace my ancestors in Bombay and would greatly appreciate any assistance or advice you can offer. My name is Elizabeth Brown (nee Jamsett) and I live in the UK. ย My grandfather,ย Kaikhosru Jamsett, a Parsi, was born in Bombay around 1873 and he qualified as a Doctor in Bombay on or before 1902. In 1908 he was in London studying at the London School of Tropical Medicine, which was founded in 1899 with the help of a donation from Parsi philanthropist Bomanjee Dinshaw Petit. Kaikhosru Jamsett marriedย Ada Woodย in 1911 and lived and practiced in Canning Town, London until his death in 1929. Kaikhosru Jamsettโ€™s father wasย Jamsetji Framji Polshudaย (a frame maker & builder. Deceased by 1911). The family believe that he knew Mahatma Gandhi and that his wife Ada, met with Gandhi when he stayed in Canning Town for 3 months in 1931. I appreciate you are busy but would be most grateful if you could give advice on the best way to trace my ancestors in Bombay or indeed, recommend someone who may be able to help, as I am struggling to find further information from the UK. ย I would of course be willing to pay for the service. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Elizabeth Brown <elizabethbrown9@me.com>. If you have any information, please write directly to Elizabeth Brown <elizabethbrown9@me.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 # 637 (Posted January 24, 2018 via FACEBOOK) Solved (June 22, 2021)

Multiple sources: 1) Fali, I am not on face book. The Pervez Patel I know should be my age or bit older and he is a priest in NYC running an insurance business. His email is udvada@aol.com. Rest I leave to you Aban Rustomji <aban@coatingindustries.com>
2) Hi Ader, My name is Xerxes Antia and my wifeโ€™s friend forwarded this Missing Parsi link. We live in NJ. Ervad Pervez Patel lives in NY and his email: UDVADA@aol.com I think Ms. Vandrewala might be looking for Ervad Darius Antia from NY. He recently passed away. Please pass on this information to Ms. Vandrewalla. I do not have a Facebook account. Thank you for everything that you do. Regards, Xerxes Antia <smitaxa@icloud.com>
3) Arzan Sam Wadia (Facebook) Hi Ader Gandi and Missing Parsi Pervez Uncle’s email is udvada@aol.com and Darius Antia sadly passed away recently. You can reach his wife Hill Aunty and/or his daughter Shiraz at <sdantia14@yahoo.com>
4) Roy Wadia (Facebook) I was just about to share that information as well, gleaned from Attorney Cyrus Mehta in New York.
CASE # 637 (Posted January 24, 2018 via FACEBOOK) Aderโ€ฆ 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

๐‚๐€๐’๐„ # ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ– (๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–) ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ฒ? ๐’๐จ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ (๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

Could this be the person you are looking for? http://www.campionites.com/profile.html?Id=457 Priyadarshan Pradhan <priyadnp@gmail.com>
๐‚๐€๐’๐„ # ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ– (๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–)
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 ๐Š๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข ๐†๐š๐ง๐๐ก๐ข (ex crop sprayer pilot and then Indian airlines and the last was โ€ฆ in London in the 90โ€™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 โ€“ india). Thanks, Shivraj <shivraj.dang@gmail.com>. If you have any information, please write directly to Shivraj.dang@gmail.com 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/10000243788784

๐‚๐€๐’๐„ # ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ (๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–) ๐’๐จ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ (๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

Multiple Sources: 1) Dear Ms.Ganneri, My name is Naval Pandole and I have come across your post in the Missing Parsi cases. My late father ๐๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐จ๐ณ๐ž ๐๐š๐ง๐๐จ๐ฅ๐ž was an avid boxer and a ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ฌ๐ญ. He had told me that he had won the โ€œBody Beautifulโ€ competition and I have various photographs with me to confirm this fact. He also used to do his work out and training at Tehmurasp Sarkariโ€™s Gym. In fact I also used Mr Sarkariโ€™s Gym at Grant Road in the 1960โ€™s. If I can be of more assistance then please do let me know. My email ID is npandole@gmail.com. Yours faithfully, Naval Pandole <npandole@gmail.com>
2) Dear Dr Namrata, My name is Yazdyar Sam Haveliwala and I am working as Divisional Manager with the Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi. I follow The Missing Parsi link and read with interest all the cases, solved and unsolved. Here I came across your request for information on the Sports Culture within our community and remembered that among my fatherโ€™s books there was ๐š ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐จ๐ง ๐๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐›๐ฒ ๐‡. ๐ƒ. ๐ƒ๐š๐ซ๐ฎ๐ค๐ก๐š๐ง๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐š (1935). I have enclosed a scanned copy of its front cover for your information and search for the book in India. Unfortunately the book with me contacted moisture and quite a few of its pages have been glued together. However, I have still retained it and only an expert restorer might be able to separate the pages of this historical book. But I have not been able to find one here. On another note, there exists a ๐‚๐จ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ๐ฃ๐ž๐ž (unsure if that is the right spelling) ๐๐ก๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐…๐ข๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐Š๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข and it was built pre-partition. Maybe somewhere there exists some information on this Centre; especially in books written on Karachi (Karachi during the Raj – published by the DAWN Group of Newspapers) or in the book Kurrachee (unsure of this spelling). They might be able to give you information on this fitness club. I hope this information helps and you are able to obtain the mentioned book to help you complete your research work. Thank you. With kind regards, Yazdyar S Haveliwala Divisional Manager Division of Women and Child Health Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan <yazdyar.haveliwala@aku.edu>
Response from Namrata: Many many thanks for responding to my request. I have read Darukhanawalaโ€™s book and have been able to take some leads from the information from that book. I am deeply interested in the Physical Culture Institute at Karachi that you mention since it has direct bearing on my project. I will definitely look up books on Karachi for references to the existence of this Institute, would you have any information if the Institute still exists? Many many thanks once again for responding to my request. I will write to you again, Best Regards Namrata
๐‚๐€๐’๐„ # ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ (๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–)ย 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 ๐๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ, 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) ๐“๐ž๐ก๐ฆ๐ฌ๐š๐ฉ ๐’๐š๐ซ๐ค๐š๐ซ๐ข (who also founded a physical culture home which was certainly functional upto 1949) 2) ๐๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐š ๐‚๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฃ๐ข ๐†๐š๐ณ๐๐š๐ซ (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) ๐ƒ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ก ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ 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 havenโ€™t been able to track the exact location of Gazdarโ€™s Health Home or even find any information about these remarkable men despite my scouring of archival material both in Gujarati and in English. Iโ€™m also interested in the history of the Markerโ€™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 Womenโ€™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