Pestonjee Meherjee

Pestonjee Meherjee (1799-1854)
Merchant and banker, Hyderabad (Deccan)
well known for his philanthropy

by Unknown photographer & artist
circa 1860

Watercolour on photograph
8 x 5.5 in. (20.3 x 14 cm.)

Pestonjee with his brother Viccajee Meherjee, worked as taxfarmers to the Bombay Government and also constructed cartroads. They founded religious places of worship earning respect throughout the Presidency.