From March 19, 1971 thru November 1971, three ships [Shams, Rustum and Ohrmazd], helped the Urdu speaking flea from Chittagong, East Pakistan to Karachi.
Almost eight days journey-Bay of Bengal-Indian Ocean- Arabian Sea.
The Urdu Speaking who came to Karachi should be thankful to the Ship owners. All Parsiâ€™s.
May be they remembered their exodus from Iran, they felt their duty to help other fellow humans.
This idiot left on March 21. 1971 a day before army took action , boarded Ohrmazd---The owner Ardeshir Cowasjee.
His brother in law was Jamshed Marker , one of the two best Pakistani ambassadors, the other Lt.Gen. Yakub Ali Khan. Both Pukka Pakistani.
Ohrmazd - once a VIP transport
In 1980 the cargo ship Orhmazd, brought the Pakistani flag to Halifax for perhaps the first time.
One of the most gorgeous, well-organized and well-kempt neighborhoods I have ever seen was Parsi Colony, Karachi.
In those days, the city was inhabited by 250 thousand Parsis who were great citizens by all means. Parsi doctors, dentists, engineers, architects, businessmen, entrepreneurs, civil servants, teachers, educationists, dancers, intellectuals, broadcasters, fashion designers were among the best in the world.
Dr. Roenton B. Khambatta was a renowned cardiologist in the Commonwealth countries and his younger brother Dr. Kershaw B. Khambatta used to travel between Pakistan-India-England to conduct the most complicated surgeries. I still feel honored to have been their student at the Parsi General Hospital.