Framroze R. Bhandara: A World War II Parsi Hero

Published on ParsiKhabar

This is the story of our hero and our father Framroze R. Bhandara, who served with pride in the British Navy during World War II. He was born in Mumbai into a middle class Zoroastrian priestly family to Tehmina and Rustomji Bhandara. The purpose of writing this article is to motivate our Zoroastrian youth to join the armed services, be it the Army, Navy, or Air force.

Being the elder daughter, I had the good fortune of listening to my father’s adventurous stories and was completely fascinated by the diversified cultures of various islands in UK, which he had visited. The dance and costumes that he described greatly amused me. When I grew older and came across the same in school, I realized that much of what he shared was true and that I was already aware of that. Summarizing all the stories and viewing his medals, trophies and documents, made me and my little twin brothers Zarrir & Cherag feel very proud to have him as our father. He was truly a hero to us.

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