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life of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, first baronet

J. B. H. Wadia

life of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, first baronet

and the lives of the members of his family,and a short history of Sir J.J.P.B. Institution

by J. B. H. Wadia

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Published by The author in [Bombay .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, -- 1783-1859.,
  • Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy"s Parsee Benevolent Institution.,
  • Industrialists -- India -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    At head of title: Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Parsee Benevolent Institution. Centenary volume.

    Statementby Jal H. Wadia.
    GenreBiography.
    ContributionsSir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy"s Parsee Benevolent Institution.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination164, 42 p.
    Number of Pages164
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20294938M

    A patriot, pioneer and benefactor, Sir Dinshaw Manockjee Petit, first Baronet was born on 30th June in his maternal grandfather Jejeebhoy Dadabhoy’s house at Bora Bazar Street, Fort, Mumbai. As the eldest son of Manockjee Nusserwanji Petit, he was only 14 years old when he married Sakarbai (nee Panday) in   “Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, 1st Baronet (15 July – 14 April [1]), also spelt Jeejeebhoy or Jeejebhoy, was a Parsi-Indian merchant and philanthropist. He is more historically notable for making a huge fortune on the opium trade to China ”.

    Ten interesting things we read this week find someone knows about the life of this man who became the first baronet of Bombay (now Mumbai). Palsetia writes in his book Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy.   Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy The foremost Parsi China merchant was Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy (). Jejeebhoy's business life and other affairs are largely gleaned from an extensive set of unpublished letters he left that offer an intriguing picture of the first half of the 19th century.

      In the Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Parsi Benevolent Institution opened, which was the first indigenous educational institution in western India modeled on western lines (Mody ; Wadia ). The boycott of mission schools was reminiscent of traditional methods employed by Indians, particularly the commercial classes, in striking or Cited by: 6. Address by Shri Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra at the release of the Coffee Table Book ‘The Great Philanthropists – Desh Ke Mahaan Danveer’ organized by Nav Bharat Group at Taj Vivanta, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai at hrs on Friday, 23 June Shri Ashish Shelar, MLA, Smt Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Centre [ ].


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Life of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, first baronet by J. B. H. Wadia Download PDF EPUB FB2

The life of Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy makes for an excellent story. It neatly divides into two acts. In the first act, Jejeebhoy lives a life of adventure and daring. The life of Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy makes for an excellent story.

It neatly divides into two acts. In the first act, Jejeebhoy lives a life of adventure and daring. In the second act, he becomes an elder statesman, a civic figure working for the benefit of the community.

This is no accident. Jejeebhoy’s ambitions were sophisticated and manifold. The first Parsee Baronet: being passages from the life and fortunes of the late Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy Baronet by Kuvarji Sohrabji Nazir (Book) The life of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, first baronet, and the lives of the members of his family, and a short history of Sir J.J.P.B.

Institution by J. H Wadia (Book). JEJEEBHOY, Sir JAMSETJEE (, 15 July ; d. Bombay, 14 April ; FIGURE 1), Parsi businessman and jee Jejeebhoy received a knighthood in and a hereditary baronetcy in ; both honors were the first of their kind bestowed upon a.

Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, 1st Baronet Jejeebhoy of Bombay, CMG (15 July – 14 Aprila native of Bombay is quite well known to have made his vast fortune in cotton and opium trade to China. The latter was highly profitableand ofcourse, unethical.

That was thereason in the later years he distanced away from it. Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy (1st Bart) Born into a clerical Parsi family, Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy flouted the first baronet book taboo on tobacco and alcohol to amass a fortune from the Opium trade with China.

He diversified his interests soon after, and was a shareholder in. This book details the life and public career of one of India's legendary individuals-Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, the first Indian knight and baronet.

Born of humble origins, he went from collecting and selling empty bottles to building a business empire through the nineteenth-century China Trade. Hailed as one of India's greatest philanthropists of the colonial era, Jejeebhoy utilized his wealth for. On the death of the third baronet, the title devolved upon his brother, Cowsajee (–), who became Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, fourth baronet, and the recognized leader of the Parsee community all over the world.

He was succeeded by his son Rustomjee (b. ), who became Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, fifth baronet. Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For descendants of the same name, see Jejeebhoy baronets. Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, Bt Jejeebhoy and his Chinese secretary (portrait by George Chinnery) Born 15 July Bombay, India Died 14 April (aged 75) Bombay, India Occupation Merchant, business magnate Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, 1st Baronet (15 July –.

History of the term. The term baronet has medieval Thomas de La More (), describing the Battle of Boroughbridge, mentioned that baronets took part, along with barons and knights. Edward III is known to have created eight baronets in Present-day baronets date from when James I granted letters patent to gentlemen of good birth with an income of at least £1, a.

Jamsetjee gave in abundance and he gave with extravagance. He gave not to escape taxation or reap any other benefits, and he gave without any inhibition irrespective of caste, colour or religion.

Jal H. Wadia, in his book, ‘Life of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy’, writes “charity was his religion.”. In addition to the main Fire Temple building and the wells, Sir Jamsetjee also constructed large dining halls on the compound, as residential quarters for the Priests.

The Agiary building and surrounding structure have undergone several additions, alterations and repairs over the years. BARONET OF SIR JAMAETJEE JEJEEBHOY AGIRARY: First Baronet. Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy (15 July April ), the first Baronet of Bombay was a wealthy man in the s, not withstanding the fact that he came from a poor family and handicapped by the loss of his parents at a young age of Undeterred he wanted to make his fortune in mercantile trade - Cotton and opium and made his first voyage to China in his teens with encouragement given by.

Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, 1st Baronet, also spelt Jeejeebhoy or Jeejebhoy, was a Parsi-Indian merchant and is more historically notable for making a huge fortune on Opium trade with British to China.

Avabai Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy Person, Deceased Person. Avabai, Lady Jeejeebhoy was the wife of Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, 1st baronet. Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy 3rd Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhai, 3rd Baronet. Source:The National Geographic Magazine, Dec Born, 3 March Died, 16 July Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy, 3rd Baronet, CSI, (3 March – 16 July ) was an Indian.

The Duchess of Coonoor. Zerina Burns’ stylish 80th birthday celebrations epitomized the finer things in life Stanley Pinto. She is the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, the first ever Indian baronet knighted by Queen Victoria, and great.

Julyin Mumbai (then Bombay) to a poor weaver Jejeebhoy and his wife, Jeevibai, Jamsetjee was the youngest of three surviving children, out of their initial brood of five.

After the age of five, Jamsetjee spent his early years in Navsari, playing with his neighbours, his parents being unable to afford to send him to even primary school. His mother, in turn, is the daughter of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, Fifth Baronet.

But they were more than just Parsi business royalty – they were aficionados of the finer things in life. This book-a first of its kind-examines how gender and ethnicity shaped colonial hospitals in north India. The Life of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy. Jan () Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy: The.

Staircase at the Asiatic Library in Mumbai, with a marble statue of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, first Indian Baronet ( - ). Jamsetjee was the leading entrepreneur and philanthropist of his time.

Mrs Silloo Billimoria at home, beneath a portrait of. The book describes the life of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, the first Baronet () who was benevolence personified. Born in a ramshackle house in Yatha-ahoo-vanyo Mohalla of Bombay inhe took apprenticeship in selling old empty bottles as his parents died when he was young.

BORN TODAY, probably in Bombay (now Mumbai) – Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, 7th Baronet of Bombay, a title first bestowed (on the first Baronet, also Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy) inand then to each of the intermediate five – all known as Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy.

in the Imperial Legislative Council (the legislature for India during the British Raj) passed the Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy.On Jejeebhoy's death inhis Baronetcy was inherited by his eldest son Cursetjee Jejeebhoy, who, by a special Act of the Viceroy's Council in pursuance of a provision in the letters-patent, took the name of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy as second baronet.

Jejeebhoy and the Parsi community.