Saying goodbye to Darab

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Roj Khordad Mah Meher, 1385 Yz.

It is my sad duty to inform readers of Frashogard of the passing away of Darab Unwalla, the last surviving son of Mobed Behramji Unwalla in Boca Raton, Florida on 18th February 2016, Roj Spendarmad Mah Meher 1385 Yz. In his passing, Darab also shares his Baj with that of the great Khshnoom stalwart Ervad Phiroze S. Masani, who passed away on the same day more than 70 years ago.

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The passing away of Bhaskar Save is a wake up call for Parsis

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Roj Mohor Mah Khordad, 1385 Yz.

Few Indians, and almost no Parsis seem to have noticed the passing away of one of India’s greatest sons, Bhaskar Save, at the age of 93 on 24th October 2015.

Bhaskar Save was a giant amongst men, a man who had the audacity and bravery to stand up against the fads of the day, who resolutely believed in the ancient systems and practices of India and who fought against corporate cronyism and the machinations of pharma ...

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Remembering Bapaji

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Roj Khordad Mah Fravardin, 1385 Yz.

Today, Khordad Sal, remembered fondly by all Parsis as the birthday of Prophet Zarathushtra, is also the birthday of a profound scholar, pious priest, gentle teacher, a humble Athornan from Navsari who attained great fame and standing within the community but yet did not get all he deserved. Ervad Rustamji Dinshahji Dastur Meherjirana, more fondly known simply as ‘Bapaji’, was born on Roj Khordad Mah Fravardin, 1262 Yz, (6th September 1892) that is, exactly 123 ...

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The Light which never went out

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Gatha Ahunavad, 1384 Yz.

Who doesn’t like hearing stories of generations gone by, some humorous anecdotes, some moving tales, all related by those elder to us, with full passion and belief, recounted as though they had happened just a few days ago. These stories form an important part of our culture – the oral historical tradition. Many facts can be gleaned and important historical events properly placed by listening to the different accounts of the same story and then placing it ...

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Audio recording of meeting to pay tribute to Adi Doctor

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Roj Mohor Mah Khordad, 1384 Yz.

Some readers of Frashogard and those staying overseas have requested that the complete proceedings of the meeting be put up on the net for their benefit. While the video processing will take some time, I am uploading the audio recording of the whole two hour event as an MP3 file for readers of Frashogard to download and listen.

To aid listeners, the following are the time points in the audio recording. The total file size of ...

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Report of the meeting to pay tribute to Adi Doctor

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Roj Khorshed Mah Khordad, 1384 Yz.

A function was held yesterday, 26th October 2014 to pay tribute to the services rendered to the community by our Ilm-e-Khshnoom senior speaker, late Adi Doctor.

The day also marked the Siroza (30th day after death) of late Adi Doctor and hence was also of spiritual significance.

Right from 5 pm, a steady trickle of Khshnoom lovers and Parsis from all walks of life began to converge at the Banaji Atash Behram Hall to pay their respects ...

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Who was Adi Doctor – a friend pays tribute

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Roj Fravardin Mah Ardibehesht, 1384 Yz.

[Editor’s Note: I have received this detailed eulogy from a person who was very close to Adi Doctor and who prefers to remain Anonymous. Rather than posting as a comment, I felt that it deserved to be another post all by itself. In his eulogy, Adi’s friend sheds more light on the mental strength and the deep study of Khshnoom which Adi possessed and also some interesting tit-bits of his life. Readers of Frashogard are ...

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A tribute to Adi F. Doctor

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Roj Rashne Mah Ardibehesht, 1384 Yz.

It is my solemn duty to write a few words in memory of my senior colleague and profound Ilm-e-Khshnoom scholar Adi F. Doctor who passed away on Saturday, 27th September 2014 after nearly a year of illness.

Adi bhai or Adi uncle, as we used to fondly call him, was a living example of the saying ‘appearances can be deceptive.’ A short, thin man with a slightly unkempt appearance, hardly someone who would be noticed twice. ...

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Remembering Dr. Framroze on his 52nd Baj

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Roj Khorshed Mah Spendarmad, 1383 Yz.

Kadmi Khordad Sal

Today, Kadmi Khordad Sal is also the 52nd death anniversary of Dr. Saheb Framroze Sorabji Chiniwalla. A few years ago, I had written a series of articles on the amazing life of Dr. Saheb.

Today we, his students, remembered him with prayers, ceremonies, readings and great longing, I wish to share with readers of Frashogard a beautiful poem, ...

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Protected: 87th Baj of Ustad Saheb and release of the Khshnoom Digital Library

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Roj Asman Mah Bahman, 1383 Yz.

Monday, 7th July 2014 marked the 87th Baj of Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff. The day’s observances started with a Machi in memory of the Master at the Daremeher named after him at Behram Baug, Jogeshwari by the trustees of the Zoroastrian Radih Society.

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Thereafter, Afringan, Farokshi, Stum ...

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