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Zoroastrian priest a firm supporter of inter-faith harmony

Mr Rustom Ghadiali received the Inter-religious Organisation Award in March for his contributions to inter-faith harmony over a span of 30 years. He is a priest of the Zoroastrian faith, which is one of the world's oldest surviving religions and has
Mr Rustom Ghadiali received the Inter-religious Organisation Award in March for his contributions to inter-faith harmony over a span of 30 years. He is a priest of the Zoroastrian faith, which is one of the world's oldest surviving religions and has around 300 followers in Singapore.ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

Three-time IRO president believes dialogue is the way to deal with misunderstanding

One of the most memorable questions Mr Rustom Ghadiali was asked as a Zoroastrian priest is: "Is Zorro a Zoroastrian?"

The kindly 82-year-old replied: "No, Zorro is a comic book character. Zoroastrian is a 3,700-year-old faith."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2018, with the headline 'Zoroastrian priest a firm supporter of inter-faith harmony'. Print Edition | Subscribe