• Rajabai Tower Tragedy
    Rajabai Tower Tragedy Rajabai Tower Tragedy

Historically important document, perhaps a newspaper layout - artwork, for "Kaiser I Hind"

Medium: Oil on Paper 

Size: 17in x22in.

It's a tribute to Bachoobai A Godrej, wife of Ardeshir Burjorji Sorabji Godrej(1868–1936) the founder of Godrej Brothers Co. and his second cousin Pirojbai Sohrabji Kamdin, who died in Rajabai Tower Mumbai. (Later called Rajabai Tower Tragedy)

In 1890, Ardeshir married Bachu (Bachubai), who had just turned eighteen. On April 25, 1891, Bachubhai and  Pirojbai Sohrabji Kamdin,a second cousin of  Ardeshir decided to climb to the viewing platform of the 85 meter high Rajabai Tower.

At the top, one or two miscreants accosted them. According to legend, rather than give into their demands, the two good-looking women jumped. Both lost their lives. Ardeshir rarely spoke of his loss, nor did he ever remarry. Ardeshir and Bachubai had no children.

Kaiser I Hind

In 1882, the newspaper Kaiser-i-Hind was founded by Framjee Cowasji Mehta. This became a platform for the fledgling Congress from its inception in 1885.

Rajabai Tower Tragedy

Historically important Document

  • Product Code: 13 -21
  • Availability: sold
  • Size: 17 x 22 inches
  • Medium: Oil on Paper
  • Year: 1890's
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