List of Parsis - Politicians, Activists and Bureaucrats

Politicians, Activists and Bureaucrats

  • Minocher Bhandara (1937?-2008): Pakistani parliamentarian and owner of Muree Brewery.
  • Mancherjee Bhownagree (1851–1933): politician, second Asian to be elected to the House of Commons (Conservative).
  • Jamsheed Marker (1922- ): Pakistani diplomat, ambassador to more countries than any other person; recipient of Hilal-i Imtiaz.
  • Minoo Masani (1905–1998): author, parliamentarian and a member of the Constituent Assembly.
  • Frene Ginwala (1932- ): Is a member of the ANC and aided Nelson Mandela in abolishing apartheid in South Africa. Later served for 7 years as Speaker Of the House of Parliament in South Africa
  • Jamshed Nusserwanjee Mehta (1886–1952): former Mayor of Karachi for 12 consecutive years.
  • Justice Dorab Patel (1924–1997): Former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, former Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and human rights campaigner.
  • Cowasji Jehangir (Readymoney) (1812–1878): J.P.; introduced income tax in India; first baronet of Bombay.
  • Rustam S. Sidhwa (1927-1997): judge on the Supreme Court of Pakistan as well as one of the original eleven judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
  • Shapurji Saklatvala (1874–1936): socialist, workers' welfare activist, third Asian to be elected to the House of Commons (Communist, Labour).
  • B. P. Wadia (1881-1958), Indian theosophist and labour activist. Pioneered the creation of workers unions in India.
Indian Independence Movement
  • Bhikaiji Cama (1861–1936): political activist, co-creator of the Indian nationalist flag.
  • Feroze Gandhi (1912–1960): journalist and politician; Indian MP under Jawaharlal Nehru; father of Rajiv Gandhi and grandfather of Rahul Gandhi.
  • Pherozeshah Mehta, Sir (1845–1915): political activist, co-founder and first President of the Indian National Congress, founder of the Bombay Municipal Corporation.
  • Dadabhai Naoroji (1825–1917): economist, political activist, first Asian to be elected to the House of Commons (Liberal), first to publicly demand independence from Great Britain.
  • Khurshed Framji Nariman (18??-19??): social activist, Mayor of Bombay. Member of the Indian National Congress.

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