Remembering the Parsi businessman who saved Gandhi’s life and backed his satyagraha in South Africa

This Article First Appeared In The Scroll On July 22, 2023

On a November afternoon in 1924, Indians gathered in large numbers in the heart of Durban. This wasn’t a political protest demanding greater rights, but the funeral of someone who the Indian Opinion, a newspaper started by Mahatma Gandhi, described as the “Grand Old Man of South Africa” – Parsee Rustomjee.

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