Mr. Nowroji Dorabji Dittia

Mr. Nowroji Dorabji Dittia (1860-1926)
Dramatist, actor and one of the founders of Indian Theatre

by ACA Hosain
dated 19-3-1893

Oil colour on photograph
15.5 x 11.3 in. (39.4 x 28.6 cm.)

The surname “Dittia” was adopted under peculiar circumstances after an incident and also followed by his descendants. Belonging from a shipbuilders family, Nowroji himself was inclined towards music and theatre. He founded the Parsi Theatrical Company.