Tag Archive | Famous Parsis

Memorial Meet for Homai Vyarawalla

Memorial Meet for Homai Vyarawalla

The media world is full of stories about Mrs. Homai Vyarawalla who passed away at the age of 98 on 15th January this year in Baroda. The truth is, this well-known figure in the Indian political and photographic world was a Delhi Parsi, who lived out the last years of her life away from the […]

Homi Nusserwanji Sethna – R.I.P

Homi Nusserwanji Sethna – R.I.P

Former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman and one of the guiding lights behind India‚Äôs first nuclear test, Homi Nusserwanji Sethna, died on Sunday at his Walkeshwar residence after a prolonged lung ailment. He was 87 years of age. Sethna passed away on Sunday night, surrounded by some of his family members, around 11.15pm. His funeral […]

Madam Cama – Firebrand and Inspiration

Madam Cama – Firebrand and Inspiration

“India’s Independence month has another little-known first. It was in August 1907 that Madam Cama defiantly unfurled the first Indian flag to the world and inspired a generation of Parsi firebrand women patriots” It became an irony the British took time to digest. A community, which was small, yet known for its loyalty to the […]