The Bandstand road is officially called as BJ Road or Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Road. Sir Byramjee Jeejeebhoy, a 19th century Parsi businessman and philanthropist who founded several educational and medical institutions in India including The Byramjee Jeejeebhoy College, the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Parsee Charitable Institution in Charni Road, South Mumbai, and the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in Pune. In October 1830, the East India Company leased him seven villages between Jogeshwari and Borivili, totalling over 12,000 acres. He also owned Bandra Land’s End where the Taj Hotel is now located. Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Group, which is still in the hands of the family, is reported by The Times of India to be among nine landowners said to cumulatively control a fifth of Mumbai’s habitable area.


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