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Thoothis’ tale

The Sorabji Cowasji Thoothi Agiary at Walkeshwar, Bombay was founded by Bai Cooverbai, the widow of Seth Sorabji and daughter of Navroji Fardoonji Vachha. Both Sorabji and Cooverbai belonged to the Bhagaria mobed sect of Navsari. Thoothi came to Bombay at an early age and served as a priest to a wealthy Parsi named Readymoney. His employer was influential and a municipal councillor. Young Thoothi worked for some time and gained the confidence of his employer. He then requested a building contract, which the kind gentleman obtained for him to build Grant’s building at Colaba and another to build a pond......

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