Dastur Kaikhushru Darab

Dastur Kaikhushru Darab (1796-1868)
High Priest of the Shahanshai Parsis of Surat

by Chinese artist
circa 1860

Oil on canvas
20 x 17 in. (50.8 x 43.2 cm.)

Dastur Darab was the one, who tolled the first prayer call-bell at the newly consecrated Surat Shahanshai Atash-Beheram which was installed under his supervision. The sacred place was his home for the major part of his life.