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“Settlers in Simla - I”

I was very impressed with Rusi Sorabji’s article on Simla Parsis ("Settlers in Simla — I,” Parsiana, August 7-20, 2019). My family, the Masters, were originally from Simla, and my grandfather, Jal Masters, was a great sportsman who played hockey on ice and cricket for the Army Headquarters teams as mentioned in the article.         Clockwise from above right: Jehangir Masters (far r) cycling with cousins;  Jal Masters in his Simla office; Nargish, Tehmina, Lily and Jehangir Masters     His sister and brother-in-law, Dosibai and Dinshaw Framjee ran a hotel in Simla and were official caterers to the Viceroy. Large-hearted and welcoming by nature, they......

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