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Dr. Lovji D. Cama was born in Bombay, India  in the third quarter of the 20th century, and grew up in Ahmedabad. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree from the University of Bombay, India, he came to the United States for his graduate studies and obtained a Masters in Pharmacy and a Doctorate in Chemistry from Columbia University in New York. After two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University, he joined Merck and Co, Inc of Rahway N.J., in 1969 as a research scientist. Presently he is a Senior Investigator and his area of research is the chemistry of antibiotics. He lives in Tenafly, NJ with his wife Mehru and son Kaizad.

His residence in the U.S.A. started with his arrival in 1960 to pursue graduate studies. As a founding member of the Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York (ZAGNY) and one of its past presidents he has remained closely associated with the Zoroastrian community. He has served as a Trustee of Darbe Mehr Zoroastrian Temple which owns the Arbab Rostom Guiv Darbe Mehr of New Rochelle, New York. While president of ZAGNY he coordinated the 3rd North American Zoroastrian Conference, held in New York. He has organized the religious education classes for children aged 5 to 15 years at ZAGNY, since 1973. He has taught Zoroastrian history, culture, philosophy and religion to children of ages 10 to 15. He has also organized summer camps for Zoroastrian youth of the New York area. These popular camps have been attended by youth from as far away as Michigan. One of his primary areas of interest is youth related activities.

Dr. Cama has lectured on subjects on Zoroastrianism in New York, London and India and contributed to the text book used for the Good Life program, for U.S. Scouting, which is administered by ZAGNY.

  1. Zoroastrianism and Science