Mission rescue

A family home was co-opted as a refuge for Poona’s stray dogs and cats
Delshad Karanjia

Padmini Stump had it all — a carefree childhood in Poona with her parents Gulshan and Jal Nigedar Irani and their pets; a promising modeling career and good looks that won her May Queen and Carnival Queen beauty titles year after year; a picture-perfect family life with her civil engineer husband Peter Stump, daughter Sandra and sons Steven and Shaun in Dubai — until tragedy struck on March 15, 2006, and her life was never the same again…  Born and brought up in Poona, Padmini was given her unusual (for a Zoroastrian) first name by none other than the legendary......

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