Ervad Godrej Sidhwa was born in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1925, and studied
Avesta, Pahalvi, Persian & Pazend languages, plus Ancient Iranian literature
at M.F. Cama Athornan Institute, Andheri, Mumbai, for 6 years. He got
initiated into the Zoroastrian priesthood by going through the Navar and
Maratab initiation ceremony from Iranshah Atash Behram, Udvada, India.
Godrej has been the instructor of Zoroastrianism and Ancient Iranian History
at the B.V.S. Parsi High School and Mama Parsi Secondary School, Karachi,
for the last 45 years. He was appointed as the Honorary Lecturer in
Zoroastrian Theology at colleges in Karachi for the Zoroastrian students. He
was also appointed as Examiner in Zoroastrian Theology by the University of
Karachi, Pakistan, for the Bachelorís degree program. After the demise of
Dasturji Dr. M. N. Dhalla he took up all the duties of the late Dasturji, in
the religious as well as the social areas.
Ervad Sidhwa has lectured on Zoroastrian Theology in India, Pakistan, Iran,
Canada, UK, USA and UAE. He has also lectured on Zoroastrianism at
University of California, Berkeley. On several occasions he has been invited
by the Government of Pakistan to discuss the Human Rights and problems faced
by religious minorities in Pakistan.
is the Honorary Secretary of The Karachi Parsi Anjuman Trust Fund, Karachi
Athornan Mandal, and Joint Honorary Secretary of Dr. Dhalla Memorial
Institute since its inception in 1965. He is also a jury delegate of Karachi
Parsi Matrimonial Court, Government of Sindh, Pakistan, since 1960.
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