Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee
|Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee
Memorial plaque at Ruttonjee Hospital
|Born||30th October 1880
|Died||10th February 1960
|Education||St Joseph's College|
|Children||Dhun Jehangir Ruttonjee|
|Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee|
|Yale Romanization||Leuht Dēun jih|
|Jyutping||Leot6 Deon1 zi6|
Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee (1880–1960) (Chinese: 律敦治) was a Parsee in Hong Kong. He is famous for founding the Ruttonjee Sanatoriums and helped in the establishment of the Hong Kong Anti-Tuberculosis Association.
Ruttonjee was born in 1880 in Bombay to Hormusjee Ruttonjee and Dina Ruttonjee and came to Hong Kong in 1892 to join his father and business man. Ruttonjee studied at St. Joseph's College on Hong Kong Island and joined his father's business after graduation. He founded a brewery in 1931 and sold it to San Miguel and opened another in 1948 in Sham Tseng. Ruttonjee lived just along the Castle Peak Road from Homi Villa, which he owned, and is now the Airport Core Programme Exhibition Centre.
His concerns about an epidemic of tuberculosis in the 1940s, during the Japanese occupation, which claimed the life of his daughter in 1943, led him to found the Hong Kong Anti-Tuberculosis Association (now the Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association) in 1948.
Besides Ruttonjee, Hong Kong was home to other Parsi diaspora:
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