Roj Marespand Mah Bahman, 1379 Yz.
It is my sad duty to inform readers that the elderly Varasyaji of the Bhagarsath Anjuman in Navsari passed away this afternoon. The Varasyaji had been ill for the last few days and despite medical attention, the end came today. He lived a very long life of 19 years. This Varasyaji had been consecrated by one of the senior most Boywalla Sahebs of the Bhagarsath Anjuman Atash Behram of Navsari, Ervad Edulji Kanga (now retired) along with young Boywalla Ervad Cyrus Panthaki (still serving as Boywalla).
This is an unprecedented occurrence when the Bhagarsath Anjuman has lost two of its Varasyajis in the span of two weeks.
Vada Dasturji Kaikhushroo N. Meherji Rana is presently in Navsari and overseeing matters concerning the Varasyaji. Elders of the Bhagarsath Anjuman are in discussions to firm up the events in the next few days. A search has been initiated to find a suitable replacement for the deceased Varasyaji. I am thankful to Ervad Keki Ravji, senior Yaozdathregar Mobed and Panthaki of the Cama Baug Agiary and his son Ervad Farzad for providing me with relevant information.
Readers of Frashogard will join me in praying one Ashem Vohu in honour of the deceased Varasyaji and make a fervent wish in their daily prayers that the Bhagarsath Anjuman is successful in finding a replacement for the Varasyaji at the earliest.
Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram