Anahita Pandole is one of the founders of Jio Parsi.New Delhi:
Cyrus Mistry, scion of one of India’s most illustrious business families – Shapoorji Pallonji Group – who formerly headed the Tata Sons, was killed in a car accident near Mumbai on Sunday. He was 54. Here’s your 5-point cheatsheet to this big story:The silver Mercedes was being driven by Dr Anahita Pandole, a top Mumbai gynaecologist, and Mr Mistry was seated in the back.In January 2004, Ms Pandole in collaboration with the Bombay Parsi Panchayet started The Bombay Parsi Panchyet Fertility Project, in an effort to address the population decline being witnessed in the Parsi community. This provided fertility treatment to Parsi couples at subsidized rates and allowed them to have access to state-of-the art medical facilities.The medical component of the Jiyo Parsi scheme evolved out of this initial fertility project with significant inputs and suggestions from Ms Pandole.She played a key role in the ideation and formulation of the implementation methodology. She continues to guide the Jiyo Parsi team on the medical aspects.In particular, she is consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with a special interest in infertility management, high-risk obstetrics and endoscopy surgery, the Jio Parsi website says. Additionally, she is a campaigner against illegal hoardings.