Remembering the Master on his 85th death anniversary

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Roj Din Mah Bahman, 1381 Yz.

Today, 7th July is the 85th Baj, or death anniversary of our Master, late Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff, as per the English calendar. On this occasion, prayers, Machi, and Jashans are being held in our own Daremeher named after Ustad Saheb as well as several other Agiaries and Atash Behrams in Mumbai and other Parsi locales. The main Jashan and lecture program is being held at the Cama Baug in Mumbai where Vada Dasturji Kaikhushroo N. Meherji Rana will speak. At our Daremeher in Jogeshwari, I will speak on some unknown facts about the life of the Master.

On this solemn day, I would like to draw the attention of readers of Frashogard to the long series detailing some very interesting facts and stories about the eventful life of the Master. This series was then published as a book, called ‘A Wondrous Life’ which is available for sale as well as a free PDF download from the Frashogard SkyDrive.

Due to reasons given at the end of this post, I am unable to write more today but will follow up on our pending articles shortly.

Till then readers of Frashogard will join me in praying one Ashem Vohu and wishing that the Ruvan of Osta Behramshah Osta Navroze will progress further and further and shower its blessings on our troubled community.

Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram

[Editor’s Note: I apologize for the long gap between the last post and this. I slipped and fell on my back,  herniating two of my lumbar discs. I was hospitalized and then operated for a laminectomy and discetomy. After a few days of recovery I have resumed active duty from today at the Daremeher. The days in hospital were also a unique kind of learning experience which I will write about shortly.]



  1. Firoza Mistry  July 7, 2012

    So sorry to hear about your hospitalization.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    best wishes
    Firoza Mistry

  2. yezdi  July 8, 2012

    Wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to more of your articles.
    With an Ashem Vohu for the Ruvan of Ustad Saheb and All Other souls,
    Regards and Best Wishes,

  3. Farida J. Gilder  July 8, 2012

    sorry to hear about yr hospitalisation. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  4. Persis M  July 8, 2012

    Wish you a very speedy recovery. May Ahura Mazda give you strength to carry on your noble work of enlightening us. Your articles make very interesting reading and I eagerly await your posts.

  5. Mehernosh  July 8, 2012

    Sorry to hear about your health. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Get well soon Daturji Saheb. We all are waiting for your wonderfull posts.

  6. Maneck Bhujwala  July 9, 2012

    Wish you a complete recovery soon !

  7. Delnaz Taraporewala  July 9, 2012

    I would like to thank Daadaar Ahura Mazda for the recovery of your health. Eagerly awaiting your enlightening posts.

  8. Phiroze Panthaki  July 9, 2012

    Our best get well soon wishes !!! God Bless !!!

  9. Meher Kabraji  July 9, 2012

    Dear Dasturji,

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  10. Delnavaz  July 9, 2012

    wish you a speedy recovery. thanks for your posts, they are always eagerly awaited.
    will definitely pray for Ustad Saheb

  11. Adil  July 9, 2012

    I wish you a speedy & complete recovery from your illness.
    I eagerly await your posts, but please take care of your health first.
    I wish to draw your attention that the Frashogard SkyDrive has some problem and the links are not working – it keeps showing “The connection to was interrupted while the page was loading”.
    Warm Regards

  12. Kaizad Kumana  July 9, 2012

    Dear Hathiram Saaheb, very sorry to hear about your fall. Please get well soon. Do take care of your health.

  13. Ervad Aspi Keki Rao  July 9, 2012

    Sorry to hear about your ill-health and hospitalization. I pray to Ahura Mazda for your speedy recovery and hope to hear your good writings shortly. All the best wishes for good health and happiness.

  14. Mehlli Bhagalia  July 10, 2012


    We heard from Silloo yesterday that you had a fall and were hospitalised.

    Dear friend and Teacher, Perin and I wish you a complete recovery, so that you are in the arms of your dear family again and can continue your religious work.

    Mehlli and Perin

  15. HFS Engineer  July 10, 2012

    Dear Erwad Saheb,

    Unhappy to note about your fall resulting into hospitalization & consequential disruption from your work activity. Your absence was missed amongst others, by us avid readers of your illuminative write-ups & postings. We pray “The MASTER” above & its guiding arch angels to give you strength to enable bear the resultant pain & discomfort; and restortion back to normalcy with gutso – in the service of the Lord & its lofty creation – the mankind.

    I had the opportunity of attending the Jashan ceremony in memory of the revered Ustad Saheb and invoking his blessings. Was also privileged to hear the lucid & illuminative talk of Dasturji Meherjirana Saheb which made a lot of pragmatic sense and a useful addition to our spiritual storehouse [aatmaan-ni-unnanti]. As usual, he kept the august audience spellbound by his oratory power, deep knowledge of Kshnoom and his radiating aura. May Lord Ahuramazda’ bless him with good health, happiness & cheer.
    Would appreciate if you could let me know —
    as to from where can I source the para wise “saar” [meaning – literal & asoteric] of our pazand Behman Yeshst – in Gujarati or English?
    Also in which paras in avesta Hormuzd Yeshst, is there a direct reference to Behman Ameshaspand [vohuman]?
    Can one by reciting Hormuzd yeshst, simultaneously pay one’s homage & thanksgiving to Dadaar Ahuramazda as also its lofty Behman Ameshaspand?
    Shukr-guzaar & Khuda-hafeez!

  16. DYEVRE JEAN  July 16, 2013

    how to subscribe from France to the new book about behramshah SHROFF?……….postage included…………e-mail to [email protected] indicating means of payment……………..THANKS

  17. Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram  July 16, 2013

    The cost of sending the book is really prohibitive. I would suggest you download the first edition as a PDF file which is free and instant. Look in IlmeKhshnoom Skydrive – English books. Thanks.