Bai Dossibai Jehangirshah Behermandkhan

Bai Dossibai Jehangirshah Behermandkhan
The first Parsi lady pensioner of British regime

by Unknown artist
circa 1900

Oil colour on photograph
24 x 17.7 in. (61 x 45.1 cm.)

She was from a family, who played an important role in the rise
and growth of the British rule in Surat. She was learned in
English, Persian and Gujarati. After the death of her husband, she
was named as the first Parsi lady pensioner of the British regime.