Spiritual savants

The North American Mobeds Council confers its Distinguished Scholar award to three senior priests
Porus Cooper

Ervad Arda-e-Viraf Minocherhomjee, president of the North American Mobeds Council (NAMC), had a question about funeral rites he was called upon to perform. So, he turned to a man he and others in the mobed fraternity in the US and Canada often turn to as an authority in these matters. Minocherhomjee called Ervad Gustad Panthaki, in Toronto. The answer was quick to come. "Gustad almost has instant answers to everything,” Minocherhomjee recalled as he discussed the NAMC’s recognition of Panthaki and two other mobeds — Ervads Adi Unwalla and Cawas Desai — as "distinguished scholars” of the religion. "Gustad gave me three references on......

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