Kayomarsh P. Mehta
was born in Navsari, India, in 1947, and
grew up in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. He received his undergraduate education
in India, and his graduate education in Electrical Engineering in the US.
He has lived since coming to Illinois for graduate studies, and is a
financial planner and broker by profession.
He is the current Chair
of Education of FEZANA, and an active member of the Chicago Zarathushti
community. Since the 1970ís, Kayomarsh has made contributions in
leadership, religion education, and cultural and social aspects of the
Zarathushti community in Chicago and around the world. He has supported
and encouraged the Youth, worked towards strengthening the role of our
Mobeds, and promoted awareness of the Zarathushti religion around the
country. He has a soft corner for the elderly and those in need of
Kayomarsh was the 2002
FEZANA Rohinton Rivetna Outstanding Zarathushti Award recipient, and has
been presented with awards from ZAC (Zarathushtrian Association of
Chicago) for his Community Service and Leadership during his presidency of
ZAC, in addition to numerous awards for his religion education efforts.
He was recognized by FEZANA for his
contributions as the Chairperson of the Education Committee for FEZANA.
Kayomarsh was given a commendation by the North American Mobed Council for
his service to the Mobeds. It is Kayomarsh's goal is to establish and
manage a Zarathushti Learning Center in North America similar to the Cama
Oriental Institute in Mumbai.
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