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Armenian Graves in Bombay

Agra, Asansol, Bombay, Calcutta, Chinsurah, Dhaka, Delhi, Gwalior + Narwar, Hyderabad, Madras, Saidabad, Surat

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Photos taken by the late Professor Omar Khalidi, and the Very Reverend Father Oshagan Gulgulian both of whom have verygenerously donated them to my Armenian graves in India projectgenerously donated them to my Armenian graves in India project

Foundation Stone

The Armenian Church of St. Peter. Founded in 1796 

Armenian Church Bombay

The Armenian Church in Bombay is squeezed between buildings on all sides. It is impossible to get a view from the front, there simply isn't enough room.

Armenian Church Bombay

All the side views of the church look like this with only inches separating the church from surrounding buildings.

Armenian Church Bombay

The small entrance gate to the church

Armenian Church Bombay

The view surrounding the Armenian Church in Bombay 

General View

The graves are in a small private area 

General View

Some of the tombstones

General View

Some of the tombstones

General View

Some of the tombstones.

General View

Some of the tombstones

Andre Alyanak 

1886-1950
 My Loving Husband
 Andre Alyanak
 Born Istanbul

Aram Aganoor

In loving memory of
Aram Aganoor
Born 1st October 1860
Died 14th February 1910
If Thou should'st call us to resign
What most we prized twas always Thine
We only gave Thee what was Thine
Thy Will be Done

Aram Yegiazarian

In loving memory of
 Dr. Aram Y. Yegiazarian
 Born in Bahlavi, Tehran
 5-8-1905
 died Bombay
 26-6-1983

Ardash Eknayan

In cherished memory of
 Ardash Eknayan
 born 21-7-1894 (Constantinople)
 died 5-7-1960
 Your memory is like a thread of gold
 That will never tarnish or grow old
 A token of love from
 Rosie, Peter and Caro

Zanazan Petrus + Husband

This holy church was erected in the name of the holy Apostle Peter, during the Patriarchate of His Holiness Lucas, the Catholicos of all the Armenians, by the munificence of Mr. Jacob of Hamadan, to the memory of his late parents, Mr. Petrus, his father, and Zanazan Khatoon, his mother, the foundation-stone of which was laid by Archbishop James, who was on an evangelical tour in India on behalf of the Holy See of Etchmiatzin in the year of our Lord 1796, on the 14th day of Thirah (12th October). (Translation via Mesrovb Seth, Armenians in India P.295)

Thamar Arratoon Thageantz

The outside parts of this holy church with the buildings attached thereto were repaired by the munificence of Agah Jacob, son of Arratoon Thageantz, to the memory of his late mother, the noble lady Thamar, and his sister (Miss) Anna, dead in Christ. The repairs were executed through the instrumentality of Archbishop James, on the 3rd day of Shams (4th April) in the year of our Lord 1801. (Translation via Mesrovb Seth, Armenians in India P.295)

Armenian Text

 

Armenian Text

 

Armenian Text

 

Charlotte Isabella Agabeg

In loving memory of
Charlotte Isabella Agabeg
Born 20th August 1868

Dicranoohie Kalayjian

Mrs. Dicranoohie Kalayjian
 Born in Evareg
 Died on 22nd July 1944
 Aged sixty years

Dillon Joshi

In loving memory of
 Dillon
 Beloved daughter of
 Zabel & Kishor Joshi
 Born 12th June 1986
 died 31st January 1989

Farangis Ajemian

In loving memory of
 Farangis Ajemian
 Born 15-8-1884 Constantinople
 Died 5th December 1965
 
 Erected by her daughter
 Anahita Lawyer

Hagop Stepanian

Hagop Stephanian
 died 7th June 1930

Herepsima Luzia Kouyumjian-Haykian
Im Mayrigs

Herepsima Luzia
 Kouyumjian-Haykian
 Im Mayrigs
 1916-2002
 25-11-2002

John G Stephens

Sacred to the memory of
 John G. Stephens Esqre
 Who departed this life
 on the 24th of March 1872
 aged 30 years and six months

John Lemonjian

In loving memory of
John Lemonjian
died 18th April 1950
Aged 62 years
"God takes our loved ones from our homes
But never from our hearts"

Joseph Gregory Joseph

My Darling Husband
 Joseph Gregory Joseph,
 Asst. Auditor G.I.P. Railway Bombay
 Who fell asleep in Jesus
 5th August 1913
 aged 54 years and 11 months.
 Dearest loved one I have laid thee
 In the peaceful grave's embrace,
 And they memory will be cherished
 Till I see Thy heavenly face.

Kevork Aznavorian

Sacred to the memory of
Kevork Aznavorian
Who died in the Lord
2nd July 1918
Aged 48 years

Lazar William Michael

Sacred to the memory of
Lazar William Michael
born 11th June 1861
died 6th October 1920

 

Lily S Rao (Vartanoosh Badalian)

In loving memory of
Lilly S. Rao
(Vartanoosh Badalian)
born 22nd September 1922
died Mumbai 25th August 2002
Beloved wife of Nalkur Sripad (Sippy) Rao
mother of
Pramila, Mohan, Ramola, Ajit, Anil

Mackertich Peters

Sacred to the memory of
 Mackertich Peters
 Who died in the Lord on 10th January 1884
 Aged 77 years

Marcus Peter Marks

In loving memory of Marcus Peter Marks
 born 1st December 1856
 died 30th January 1926
 
 Erected by his sorrowing wife and children

Mary Joseph

Sacred to the memory of
 Mary Joseph
 who died in the Lord on the 9th May 1878
 aged 96 years
 R.I.P.

Repsima Lorimer

Sacred to the memory of
 Repsima Lorimer
 Widow of
 Lt. Allan  James Seale Lorimer
 born October 23 1840
 died May 11 1903

Sarkies Danielian

In memory of
Sarkies Danielian
Born in Diarbekir 1890
died 6th September 1938

Stephen Michael

Sacred to the memory of Stephen Michael who departed this life on the 25th April 1867
Aged 34 years

Unknown Grave

 

Simeon Mkrtchyan

In this tomb lies interred the body of Simeon Mkrtchyan of Baghdad. Born on 10th of August, 1882 and departed to the Lord on 28th of January 1908

Unknown Grave

 

Unknown Graves

 

Varduhi Zerokeem

Varduhi Zerokeem
 Born in Constantinople 1837
 died 31st May 1911

 

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