Ervad Jamshed Pestonji Unvalla
Meher Mah 1
Meher Mah 1292 Y.Z. 23rd March 1923
Srosh Roj Avan Mah 1378 Y.Z. 2nd April 2009
Speech at the condolence meeting for
Ervad Jamshed P. Unvalla
Speech at the condolence meeting for Ervad Jamshed P. Unvalla
Respected Members of the Unvalla Family, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen,
We have gathered here to offer our heartfelt condolences for the untimely and unfortunate demise of our dear Ervad Jamshed P. Unvalla.
He had faithfully served the “Bai Dhunmai & Cawasji Dadabhai Daremeher” from his childhood while assisting his late father and later alongside his late brother Dasturji Nadirshah P. Unvalla. He had have served the Atash Padshah as a Mobed, he had served The Bangalore Parsee Zoroastrian Anjuman as a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer, and he had also served The Bangalore Zoroastrian Association as its President. We all know of his total dedication, unfailing loyalty, he had to our community and institutions, and never expected anything in return.
His noble services went far beyond the dedication of the Holy Atash
Padshah and his other regular priestly duties.
His idea of service
encompassed the entire gamut of service to the Zoroastrian Faith, to
our Agiary, but above all to those who approached him for his help
and assistance. He was
always there for all and many, giving guidance and comfort in their
hour of need and in their bereavement.
His self-less service went
far beyond his religious duties. Even
years after his retirement form the Central Bank of
After a short period in
We also wish to record the support given by his late wife Katie who was always behind him in all his endeavors and who in her own way served our Atash Padshah, the Agiary, and the Anjuman with great devotion. In their own example, his sons Aspy and Cyrus have followed suit and have always been there to help and lend yeomen service whenever needed. He was a loving father to all his children and faced all his challenges in his life with cheerful fortitude. Unlike most, he was not only blessed with the pleasure of numerous grand-children but he also had the special honor of being a great-grandfather. Like his sons we hope the future generations will follow in your footsteps.
Since his retirement from the Central Bank of
Our community today prays for the loss of a great son of the Bangalore Parsees community. We pray that Ahura Mazda grant his entire family courage to bear this untimely loss.
May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace!
Yours in grief,
On behalf of ourselves and the Anjuman,
The Trustees of
Ashtad Roj, Avan Mah 1378 Y.Z.