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Khorshed F. Jungalwala is the granddaughter of Khan Saheb Pestonji Wadia and the daughter of Dhanjishah and Tehmina. She was born in Surat and grew up in Poona, graduating first in History and Political Science in the University. She studied further to become a lawyer, receiving the first prize in International Law. She worked with the prestigious firm Mulla and Mulla, and later married Dr. Firoze B. Jungalwala, a professor of neurochemistry in 1968. Khorshed is also a Licentiate of the Trinity College of Music, London, in piano and voice and has performed both in India and England. She spent three years with her husband at Cambridge University, England, after which they came to USA in 1971, when Firoze joined Harvard University for research in neurochemistry. She is currently a contracts specialist with a company in Belmont, Massachusetts. They have daughter, Ferzin and a son, Jehangir.


Firoze was a founder of the Zoroastrian Association of the Greater Boston Area in 1983 and its first President. Khorshed was the President from 1992 – 1996. She has been actively involved in Zoroastrian Community affairs, organizing seminars and conferences - the Gatha Conference in Houston, Harvard seminars, the International Avesta Conference in Boston, participating as Chair and Speaker at several national and international  conferences. She was a member of the FEZANA Historic Research and Preservation Committee, a Director of the Zoroastrian Education and Research Society and currently the Chair of the FEZANA Publication Committee.


There are several non-Zoroastrian activities she has been involved in. She is a member of  The Governor’s Advisory Council and Justice of Peace. An avid supporter of  classical music and dance, Khorshed has held various positions on Arts Councils and cultural organizations and recently stepped down as President of the MetroWest International Concerts Association after 12 years.


Both Firoze and Khorshed are strong advocates of religious tolerance and recognition-cum-acceptance of doctrinal differences.


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