Statue: Sir Hormusjee Cowasjee Dinshaw
(1857- 1939),Tardeo Road (presently Javji Dadaji Marg).
Alarmed by the influx of non-Parsi spouses to Adenwalla Baug over the past decade, Hormusjee’s granddaughter Makki had begun to call her family home Adenwalla Baug Miscellaneous.
Hormusjee’s grandchildren had inherited intact his orthodoxy. Makki combined hers with good breeding. Sitting at the front porch with tea, magazines and an electric bell, she would wave or salaam at the motley crew of residents, employees and guests that passed in and out of the compound’s green gates.
Photo by Hormusjee’s alarmingly liberal great grandson Jehangir and text by his great, great granddaughter Sima who ‘can marry anyone in the world as long he is a Parsi.’