Tribute – Navzar Phiroze Dotiwala

(Passed away on 30th September. 2020)


With deep grief, we break the sad news of the passing away of Parzor’s Friend and Supporter – Navzar Phiroze Dotivala, of Jamshedpur, on 30th September 2020.

Always smiling and ready to help, his unassuming personality hid a deep determination to always be at hand to help humanity, and particularly his community, across India.

With his late wife Silloo, who too passed away far too early, he stood for the true values of the Jamshedpur Parsi community – helpfulness, joy in life and protection of the environment, as well as a belief in the values of the Zoroastrian faith.

His Good Thoughts, Words, Deeds were legendary. He was always there when Parzor or any Parsi needed him – at the Udvada Utsav, keeping the Delhi Farohar children in great humour and yet maintaining discipline, at Exhibitions in Delhi and Calcutta, at our Parzor Crafts Exhibitions in Bombay. Holding high positions and a beloved leader of the Jamshedpur Anjuman, Navzar enabled Parzor to bring the invaluable portraits from the Jamshedpur Agiary for the Everlasting Flame Exhibition.

Survived by his mother Villoo, beloved daughter Kainaz and her family – Daraius, Zara and Arish Shroff; and sons – Xerxes, Yim and daughter-in-law Jayeeta, he succumbed to complications from Covid. Despite his health issues, he put humanity first to ensure food for patients during their COVID quarantines, only to suffer the COVID contagion himself, which he fought bravely.

Our gratitude to all the doctors at the Tata Hospital, Jamshedpur; his friends and well-wishers across the world for their prayers and assistance. He has joined his beloved Silloo in Garothman Behest. He would always say – ‘Ushta Te’ – the motto Navzar personified through his life.

From Dr. Shernaz Cama
On Behalf of PARZOR Foundation

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