Toxy Cowasjee in this final issue of Hamazor under her editorship writes:
“This will be the final issue of Hamazor under my editorship. Therefore there will be no further publications printed till such time the Managing Committee of WZO, finds a suitable person to undertake this work, of approaching authors, selecting topics and then executing the layout of each quarterly issue. This was then printed and posted in Pakistan to save costs for the world membership, and the same printed in India for the Indian membership.
It has been a wonderful learning curve for me, especially getting to know countless persons of the highest calibre in their field, a privilege I am very thankful for.
With warm wishes and a fond farewell to all.”Download
Toxy Cowasjee requests the common readers of Parsiana and Hamazor to have forbearance whilst reading the article on late Mehlli Gobhai. Effort was made to carry a tribute to this outstanding artist but not succeeding, Parsiana came to the rescue by sharing their own tribute for which an abundance of gratitude by WZO and Toxy.
WZO has lost a good friend, an outstanding diplomat and a remarkable human being. Jamsheed Marker was our Grand Patron member; an individual who came forward with a smile whenever asked for any assistance, whether it was to get a special message from past Secretary General Kofi Annan or to elucidate our readers by writing in the Hamazor, which he did many a time. Respected and admired by Heads of State, politicians, friends and associates, and the humble man – Jamsheed has left his footprint for all time.
Rest in peace friend!Download
We are informed of Dr Farhang Meher’s passing away in this isuue. Farhang’s passing away is not only WZOs loss, but the loss of the whole Zarathushti community. Dr Farhang Mehr – one can say, was the Father of WZO, as it was at his suggestion, persuasion and vision that WZO was formed in 1980.
Also Prof John Hinnells, a devoted scholar to Zoroastrianism, a teacher, author of many essays and publications and an erudite lecturer passed away on 3 May at the age of 71. Prof Hinnells had contributed a number of times in the Hamazor, despite his ill health. He was held in high esteem for his scholarly work on our community, especially on the UK diaspora and through his efforts restarted the Zoroastrian Studies at SOAS.
All members of WZO are requested to read pp 69-72 carefully as it is an important piece of EU legislation to protect individuals. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May. The GDPR has been included for your information in this issue of The Hamazor.Download
The Chairman and the members of the WZO Committee offer their sympathies to the bereaved families and through Hamazor carry our tributes for Professor K D Irani, Mrs Dhunmai Dalal, Dr Abtin Sassanfar, Mr Farrokh Vajifdar and Dr Meherwan Boyce.Download
This issue of Hamazor pays tribute to an extraordinary human being, Professor Kaikhosrov D Irani. The Chairman and the members of the WZO Committee offer their sympathies to the bereaved family of Professor Kaikhosrov D Irani.Download
This Issue carries quite a few pages on the Zoroastrian Kurds who visited the US in March & April. Despite all odds they are keen to learn about ‘their’ lost religion and roots; and kudos go to the open minded Zarathushtis who welcomed them in various cities, sharing their knowledge on our Faith.Download
This interesting issue has an indepth article by Farroukh Jorat on the reconstructed Atashgah of Khinalig, Azerbaijan funded by The World Zoroastrian Organisation and The Firuz Madon Trust.
The WZO Management pays tribute to Past Chairperson Ruby Contractor who passed away in London on Tuesday, 27th Decemmber, 2016 at the age of 88 years.Download