B.P. Wadia​

Bahman Pestonji Wadia – (BP Wadia,) Was born on October 8, 1881 and died in Mumbai India and passed October 8th 1958 in Bangalore. He was an Indian theosophist and labour activist. He founded the Madras Labour Union, one of India’s first organised labour unions.

In 1903 he joined the Theosophical Society in Mumbai and moved to Adyar in 1908. He worked for the journal The Theosophist. He became president of the Madras Textile Workers’ Union and engaged himself for worker’s rights.

He worked on behalf of the United Lodge of Theosophists to renew a focus upon the life and work of HPB and her closest associate William Quan Judge. In 1919 he visited the ULT in Los Angeles and committed himself to establishing Lodges throughout the world..

In 1923 he founded several lodges on the east coast of the States. In 1925 he founded a lodge in the UK. In 1928 a lodge was founded in France, in 1929 in Mumbai, and in 1930 he began publishing the journal The Aryan Path.[1] In 1928 he married Sophia Camacho (1901-1986).[2] In 1945 he founded The Indian Institute of World Culture (IIWC) in Bangalore. Other lodges of the ULT were founded in the States, Europe and India.