My father and his family, in Bombay. My father was visiting his family in May, 1949, in Bombay, probably after his graduation from MIT. He is seen, here, with his sisters, Mehru and Amy.
The second photo of his parents and sisters, Mehru (left) and Amy (right) is dated 1961.
“The Parsis began arriving in Bombay (now Mumbai) from Gujarat in the 1600s, having much earlier fled Persia when the spread of Islam threatened their Zoroastrian religion. Over a century later they forged Bombay’s rise as a remarkable business hub, managing India’s opium sales to China and ploughing the profits into cotton mills and banks. Today Parsi families such as Tata, Godrej and Wadia are among India’s top corporate dynasties, with a hand in everything from padlocks to five-star hotels. The community has its own housing estates, hospitals and venture-capital funds. Parsis like to describe themselves as India’s Jews.” India’s vanishing Parsis: Not fade away, The Economist.