Jussaswalla, Meheroo

Posted On August 5th, 2012 -

Economist, Prescient Scholar of the Information Age
Meheroo Jussawalla, (1923-2012) was a respected scholar, college professor, university administrator and researcher both in Hyderabad, India and Hononlulu, Hi,at the EWC and UH and at Nizam College, Women’s College, the Osmania University College of Arts and Sciences, Wharton School of Economics, at St. Mary’s College, MD, Hood College, MD, Osaka, University and elsewhere. She had a distinguished career at the East West Center for 35 years publishing and bringing in grants unparalleled. She is survived by a daughter, Feroza Jussawalla and grandson, Hormuzdiyar Henry Dasenbrock. She published 15 books and over 100 articles on what came to be known as “information economics”. In 1998: a “Festschrift,” was published in her honor. In 1995, she was named Emerita Research Fellow in Telecommunications. A founder of the Pacific Telecommunications Council she played a leadership role for nearly 35 years, where she received a distinguished service award and has a prize named after her. She loved Hawaii and was dedicated to the State, her community and civic and religious organizations. Several Hawaii politicians, Senators Daniel Inouye, Mazie Hirono, Akaka, recognized her contributions. A Zoroastrian, she believed in peace and unity of religious beliefs. She was a faithful member of Unity, Diamond Head. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday August 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m., at Unity Church, Diamond Head Circle where all who knew her are invited to come and share their memories and tributes. Please visit our online guestbook for Meheroo at www.remembertheirstory.com

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