Muncherji Nusserwanji Cama Passes Away

3rd July, 2020, marked the passing of one of our community’s leading personalities – Muncherji Nusserwanji Cama. Much respected philanthropist, former Trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet and Director at the Mumbai Samachar, the nation’s oldest print newspaper, Muncherji succumbed to a brief illness in his 60s. 

He lived in South Mumbai and is survived by his elder brother – Hormusji Cama, who handles the day-to-day operations of Mumbai Samachar, which recently entered its 200th year of publication. Muncherji Cama also controlled the Ardeshir Hormusji Wadia Trust, one of Mumbai’s largest private landowners, as per government records.

Popularly known as ‘Munchi’, he was known for his generous philanthropy, especially committed to the cause of education and medical treatment for the underprivileged. He graced the Boards of numerous charities. Often, he would take personal interest in helping out the disadvantaged and ensuring that their needs were met. 

Despite being mainly homebound towards his final few years, Muncherji would actively participate in his work from home. He was erudite and witty, with a good sense of humour, which some would call, an acquired taste. He was as much a food connoisseur as he was a linguist, with a keen interest in history and languages. 

The community bids farewell to Muncherji Cama with a heavy heart. May his soul rest in eternal peace!

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