Er. Rustom K Bhedwar Passes Away

84-year-old London-based Ervad Rustom KaiKhusroo Bhedwar, the much-loved and respected Honorary Life Member and Trustee of the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe (ZTFE), passed away at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow (London), on 20th February, 2020, confirmed Malcolm Deboo, President, ZTFE. Born on 24th March, 1935, Er. Rustom Bhedwar had been facing health issues over the past few years.

In his tribute to Er. Rustom, Past President Dorab E. Mistry OBE, shared, “Ervad Rustom served our Anjuman for 5 decades as our most beloved Mobed, as everyone’s favourite uncle, as ZTFE Trustee, as a most astute, popular and courageous member of our ZTFE Managing Committee and as ZTFE Vice President. His moderate views and his compassion held our community together in some very difficult times… Ervad Rustom commenced his priestly training at the Dadar Athornan Institute in 1943, at the age of 8 and went on to complete his Navar and Martab ceremonies over the next 6 years… From 1948 – 1955, Ervad Rustom studied Avesta and Pahlavi, initially at the Cama Athornan Institute, Andheri, and later studied at St Xavier’s College, Bombay. His class-mates at the Cama Athornan are our towering High Priests Dasturji Dr Fiiroze M Kotwal and Ervad Soli Dastur (Chair of the North American Mobed Council). We convey condolences to his son – Ervad Zubin Bhedwar and niece – Jasmine Bhedwar, Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastur Kekobad Dastoor and extended families.”


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