Pesi Shroff's mom passes away

Sep 14, 2013, 03:56 IST | Prakash Gosavi

Tehmina Shroff, mother of ace-jockey-turned-horse-trainer Pesi Shroff, breathed her last early Friday morning at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. She was 83.

Hailing from a family of horse lovers, Tehmi, as she was fondly called, was herself an accomplished rider, and won many a Gymkhana race as a young woman.

Tehmina Shroff
Tehmina Shroff

Later, picking up the family’s other obsession, charitable social service, she took over the reins of Jai Vakeel School for differently-abled children which was founded by her parents.

Ever-smiling, energetic and an ardent lover of horses, Tehmi led an active life until her last days, managing to regularly visit the races despite being involved with the day-to-day management of the school which, thanks to her efforts, is one of the city’s most respected institutions, transforming the lives of thousands of differently-abled children over nearly seven decades.

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