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A Photographer Is Documenting The Stories Of Elderly Parsis Through These Stunning Portraits

Capturing a vibrant community, all in black & white.

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For the last year, Mumbai-based photographer Kurush Umrigar has been attempting to document, through black and white portraits, the elderly Parsi community of India.

© Kurush M. Umrigar

Mrs. Amy Guard: She was 100 years old (she passed away earlier this year), and worked with the Tata Group, heading the Department of Commercial Art.


Currently photographing interesting faces across India, Umrigar hopes to take the project international, he told BuzzFeed India.

© Kurush M. Umrigar

General Adi Minwalla: He is 84 years old, and was part of the 4/9 Gurkha regiment, and later on joined the ninth Jammu and Kashmir light infantry.

"The end result of this project will hopefully materialise into a coffee table book," he added.

Jimmy Rustomji: He is 85 years old, and was an athlete in his younger days.

The project is ongoing, and Umrigar is always on the lookout for interesting faces. He can be contacted through Instagram, or at


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