Khodadad Shirzad Irani 

 

"KHODU" later "SAILOR"

Image enhanced & rendition by Anthony Zois
Image enhanced & rendition by Anthony Zois

Born : 1890

Died : 27th October 1968 ( 78yo)

Buried : Meherabad, India ( no grave )

Married : Naja Khodadad Irani ( Najamai ) d. 1955-6 'Nagar Hospital

Parents : (F) Shirzad Irani, (M)  ?

Children : Beheram, Dinshaw, Jeannie - married Homi Manekji Paghriwala -they had a son.

Siblings : Sohrab

 

Nationality : Indian

 

Sailor was a relative of "Bailey" Bairam Jamshed Irani

 

Khodu is on the centre-right.  Courtesy of Lord Meher -  Vol.3 - p.897
Khodu is on the centre-right. Courtesy of Lord Meher - Vol.3 - p.897
1922 : Kasha Peth, Poona, India. Khodu standing on the right. Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
1922 : Kasha Peth, Poona, India. Khodu standing on the right. Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
1922  : Kasha Peth, Poona, India. Feb 25the 1922.  Courtesy of Glow Int. magazine - 2012 Spring p.18
1922 : Kasha Peth, Poona, India. Feb 25the 1922. Courtesy of Glow Int. magazine - 2012 Spring p.18
Poona, India. Khodu is standing - far left. Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
Poona, India. Khodu is standing - far left. Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
Early 1920s - Poona, India. Courtesy of Lord Meher -  Vol.4  p.1233
Early 1920s - Poona, India. Courtesy of Lord Meher - Vol.4 p.1233
Image enhanced & rendition by Anthony Zois
Image enhanced & rendition by Anthony Zois
Khodu is on the right of Meher Baba. Courtesy of Lord Meher Vol. 2 - p.593
Khodu is on the right of Meher Baba. Courtesy of Lord Meher Vol. 2 - p.593
Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
Image rendition by Anthony Zois.

 

At some time in 1916, Merwan suggested he and Beheramji go into business together, but it didn't happen due to misunderstandings by Beheramji.

 

Lord Meher  V1 p.238

Khodu & his wife Naja with their baby son- Dinshaw. Courtesy of LM  Vol.1  p.216. Image enhanced by Anthony Zois.
Khodu & his wife Naja with their baby son- Dinshaw. Courtesy of LM Vol.1 p.216. Image enhanced by Anthony Zois.

In mid-1918, Merwan's mother - Shireen offered to advance half the money to start another toddy shop, if Beheramji was Merwan's partner. Beheramji accepted the offer and on the 1st August he procured a liquor license in his name and in partnership with Merwan.

 

The new shop was at 723 Kasba Peth Road on a fishing wharf next to the Mutha River.

It was in the neighbourhood of the fishermen.

Merwan worked from 6am till noon, doing all the jobs required, but would question the worth of money, Beheramji did not argue.

 

Their toddy shop became a refuge for alcoholics, vagrants and beggars with Merwan handing out money to many of them. He started to become popular and he was now referred to as "Merwanji" signifying respect.

 

After a year of running his own shop, Merwan was merely a sleeping partner.

( Perfect Master - 2nd Ed. p.35 )

 

Meanwhile, Merwanji was coming down through the subtle planes to normal gross consciousness.

 

Lord Meher  V1 p.249-50

 

Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
Courtesy of Lord Meher  Vol.3  - p. 740. Khodu sitting in the back row., in Lower Meherabad, India.
Courtesy of Lord Meher Vol.3 - p. 740. Khodu sitting in the back row., in Lower Meherabad, India.
1926 : Lonavla, India. Khodu is standing at the rear centre with black hat. Image courtesy of Lord Meher - Vol. 3 - p.884-5. Image trimmed.
1926 : Lonavla, India. Khodu is standing at the rear centre with black hat. Image courtesy of Lord Meher - Vol. 3 - p.884-5. Image trimmed.
Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
India. Courtesy of Lord Meher - Vol.3  p.1092
India. Courtesy of Lord Meher - Vol.3 p.1092
iMAGE RENDITION BY ANTHONY ZOIS.
iMAGE RENDITION BY ANTHONY ZOIS.