Byramjee Jeejeebhoy

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Byramjee Jeejeebhoy
Born 1822
Died 1890
Nationality Indian
Home town Bombay

Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Esq., CSI (1822-1890) was a wealthy businessman and philanthropist who founded several education institutions in Mumbai. The Byramjee Jeejeebhoy College and the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Parsee Charitable Institution in Charni Road, South Mumbai, as well as Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in Pune are three of the notable schools and colleges founded by him. In October 1830, the British East India Company leased Byramee seven villages between Jogeshwari and Borivili, that totalled over 12,000 acres (49 km2). Also given to Byramjee was Land's End, Bandra, a cape with the Bandra Fort that became known as the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Point for an annual rent of Rs. 2800 . Byramjee built a beautiful, large mansion as his personal home on the hill overlooking the fort.[1]

Bandstand Road[edit]

Byramjee Jeejeebhoy built a road parallel to the sea in Bandra named as Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Road which runs from St. Andrews to Lands End, was built by Byramjee Jeejebhoy at his own expense and opened to public in 1878. A stone recording this event can still be seen at the junction of Jeejeebhoy Road and Bhaba Road in Bandra.[2]

A horse racing prize, the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Eclipse Stakes Of India, is named after him.