In the 1960s, many more Parsis came to Singapore and the Parsi Community grew from a dozen to nearly a hundred. At present, there are more than two hundred Parsis in Singapore and the community continues to grow with members involved in the fields of finance, pharmaceuticals, hotel management etc.
Amongst them are:
- The late Mr. Soli Sethna who was one of the Directors of Neptune Oriental Line of Singapore.
- Dr. Rustom Cooper was the President of the Rotary Club of Singapore 1986/87.
- Dr. Pesi Chacha was the Head and Later Professor of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the National University of Singapore from 1972 to 1980. He was awarded the “Ordre des Palmes Academiques”, Grade of Chevalier (Grade of Knight) by the Government of France, Arris and Gale Memorial Lectureship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1979, elected as the Fellow of the Royal Australasian College Of Surgeons in 1980 and in February 1996, The International Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery presented him an award for his contribution to the advancement of Reconstructive Microsurgery in Singapore and the region. He is also a private pilot since July 1998.
- Mr. Jamshed Medora – a Chartered Accountant – was awarded Public Service Medal (Pingkat Bakti Masharakat) PBM in 1991, Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masharakat) BBM in 1993 for his dedication to social service work and became a Justice of Peace in 1994.
- Dr Jimmy Daruwalla – an Orthopedic Surgeon – became the founding President of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore since its inception in 1991 and was also elected President of the Rotary Club of Raffles City in July 2001.
- Mr. Russi Ghadiali – the ex-President of the Parsi Association – was the President of the Rotary Club of Raffles City in July 1995 and also the President of the Inter Religious Organisation (IRO) in 2001.
- Mr. Jimmy Doctor was the President of the Lions Club of Singapore (Host) in 1992 and President of Rotary Club of Marina City in 2002.
The fairer Sex was also not to be left behind.
- The Late Mrs. Roshen Daruwalla (wife of Dr. Jimmy Daruwalla) was a very active social worker who played a major role in raising funds for the Dyslexia Association and had also attended the OG Course for teaching Dyslexic Children. She was a reader for the transcriber at the Association of Visually Handicapped, also a member of the Lions Club of Singapore New Central and helped in various community projects.
- Mrs. Shirin Ghadiali was the First Parsi Zoroastrian Lady to be the President of the Inner Wheel Club of Singapore in 1998/99 and the District Chairman for Inner Wheel District 330, – for Singapore, East & West Malaysia, and Brunei Darresulam in 2001.
She is a Distinguished Toastmaster and was the District 51 Governor Area B.
- Mrs. Roshan Mistry was the President of the Inner Wheel Club of Singapore in 2002.
- Mrs. Nelly Doctor was the President of the Inner Wheel Club of Singapore in 2003.
- Mrs. Zenobia Aspar was the first Parsi Zoroastrian lady to be the President of Thomson Toastmaster’s Club in 1995 and the Division ‘S’ Governor of District 51 in 1997
Our children also made a name for themselves especially in sports.
- Natascha and Kharmayne Ghadiali were National gymnasts and both were awarded the National Colours. They represented Singapore in gymnastics at five South East Asian Games; Kharmayne won a Bronze Medal. Natascha was awarded the Shaw Foundation Scholarship for best in sports and studies.
- Ayesha Karkaria won the Colgate Palmolive Tennis Individual and Doubles Tennis Championship and represented her school at the Inter School Swimming Championships.
- Rohan Bhappu was Singapore Junior Open Squash Champion in the under-16 category in 1995 and in the under-19 category from 1996 to 1998. He also won The Trinity Open Juniors in the U.S. in 1998.
- Zubin Shroff is the only Parsi cricketer to have represented Singapore at the national level for several years as well as Captained the Singapore Cricket Team in overseas competitions.