Husband: Darius Pandole
Age: 55 Years
|Full name||Dr. Anahita Darius Pandole Practo|
|Profession||Doctor (Obstetrician and Gynaecologist)|
|Known For||Driving the car in which Cyrus Mistry lost his life after the car crashed into a divider in Palghar, Maharashtra|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 5”
|Date of Birth||Year, 1967|
|Age (as of 2022)||55 Years|
|College/University||Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital (1990)|
|Educational Qualification(s)||• MBBS from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital
• MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital
• Diplomate of National Board (DNB) Practo Vaidam.com
|Relationships & More|
|Husband/Spouse||Darius Pandole (Managing Director and CEO of JM Financial)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Anahita Pandole
- Dr. Anahita Pandole is one of the most renowned obstetricians and gynaecologists in Mumbai. She specialises in infertility management, high-risk obstetrics, and endoscopy surgery. She came into the public eye after the Mumbai car crash in which Cyrus Mistry, the former chairman of the Tata Sons, lost his life; apparently, the car was being driven by Anahita.
- She grew up in Mumbai in a well-to-do family.
- After receiving a post-graduation degree, Anahita began practising as a gynaecologist in Mumbai. She holds an experience of around 32 years in gynaecology.
- Anahita holds a speciality in high-risk obstetrics, infertility management and endoscopy surgery with an experience of around 25 years.
- Anahita is associated with many renowned hospitals in Mumbai like Masina Hospital, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Breach Candy Hospital, and B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital.
- She has been linked with the Jio Parsi programme and Parsi Panchayat for many years. Anahita began the Bombay Parsi Panchayet Fertility Project in collaboration with the Bombay Parsi Panchayet. Started in January 2004, the project aimed at controlling the declining population of the Parsi community by providing fertility treatments to Parsi couples at subsidised rates. Under the project, the Parsi couples were also given access to state-of-the-art medical facilities. Anahita played a key role in the ideation and conceptualisation of the implementation methodology of the project.
- Anahita also advises the Jiyo Parsi team on several medical issues; the Jiyo Parsi scheme was formed by the government of India to address the issue of the declining population of Parsis in India.
- Apart from being a doctor, Anahita is also an activist, who has raised her voice on various social issues. On 12 July 2019, she managed to get the illegal hoardings removed from the iconic Marine Drive in Mumbai after fighting a 17-year-long battle for it in the Bombay High Court. Apparently, Anahita had filed a case in the Bombay High Court to remove the illegal hoardings at Marine Drive as according to her, the hoardings were put up in some areas by cutting or killing the trees by putting acid on the trees. India Today
- On 4 September 2022, Anahita Pandole, her husband, Darius Pandole, her brother-in-law, Jahangir Dhinshaw Pandole, and Cyrus Mistry were returning to Mumbai from Udwada, where they went to attend a Parsi religious function of Behram Roj. Anahita, who was driving the Mercedes GLC 220 D car, tried to overtake a vehicle from the left side, lost control of the car, and collided with the divider on the road in Palghar, Mumbai. All of them were taken to a nearby hospital immediately. In the hospital, Cyrus Mistry and Jahangir Dhinshaw Pandole were declared dead. While, Anahita and her husband, Darius, survived, they suffered several serious injuries and multiple fractures. They were first admitted to the intensive care unit of Vapi’s Rainbow Hospital and later shifted to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. As per the police,
While analysing the footage captured by CCTV cameras at the Charoti check post, Palghar police found that the car had crossed the check post around 2:21 pm and the accident occurred 20 km ahead (in the direction of Mumbai). The car crash was the result of overspeeding and “error of judgment” by the driver.”
The police further said that the commuters in the back seat were killed in the accident as they did not wear their seat belts.
The car (after the crash) in which Anahita and his co-passengers were travelling
- Anahita charges a consultation fee of Rs. 300 per visit. Practo
- Reportedly, Cyrus Mistry and Anahita’s husband, Darius Pandole, were childhood friends. They studied at the same school.