Dastur Dinshaw Jivanji Gharda

Dastur Dinshaw Jivanji Gharda (1853-1935)
High priest of the Kadmi Parsi Anjuman

Gelatine silver print and oil colour
24.7 x 20 in. (62.9 x 50.8 cm)
Photographer and Artist ~ R. G. Chonker, c. 1930

Dastur Gharda began his career as a Panthaky in Bombay, soon
afterwards being appointed as the Head Boiwala of the Dadiseth
Atashbehram and subsequently as a Dastur of the same place in
1911. Due to his popularity, he was later elected to the rank of
Head Dastur of the Kadmi Parsi Ajuman in 1913.