Ardesar Hormasjee Bomanjee Wadia

Ardesar Hormasjee Bomanjee Wadia (1812-1882)
Merchant and philanthropist, co-founder
Seth Hormushjee Bomanjee Wadia Atesh Behram

by Unknown photographer & artist
circa 1875

Oil colour on photograph
22.4 x 13 in. (57 x 33 cm.)

The Wadias were the founders of the Wadia temple and Ardesar was amongst the very first Indians to be at a dignified position overseas. He was an honorary member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 1837 and a Justice of Peace in 1840.