Khada Parsi Statue Mumbai – Old Print 1880
This old print of Bombay’s or Mumbai’s Khada Parsi Statue is a page from The Art Journal from the 1880s. Print measures 12 x 9 inches. It is a 40 feet solid cast-iron statue. Installed in 1865 in affectionate memory of Cursetjee Manockjee (Parsi gentleman), by his son Judge Manockjee Curtsetjee. And colloquially known in Mumbai as the Khada Parsi or the standing Parsi.
Just like the rest of the pillar the top pedestal was also intricately cast. Originally it had come with four lamps fastened to four intricately designed arms see images. The lamps had formerly functioned as gaslights. I’m not sure if the lamps still exist or taken down ever since. Today the statue of Cursetjee Manockjee stands majestically tall overlooking Byculla.
Read more in- When Nagpada Junction Was Known as Khada Parsi in Bombay.
Did you know- the Parsis were originally from Persia, migrating to India centuries ago.
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