Freddie Mercury grew up in India of Parsi descent and was regarded as Britain's first Asian rock star.
Known for his flamboyant and openly homosexual behaviour, Freddie Mercury was the lead singer of the hugely successful pop band, Queen and was sadly missed by millions of fans when he eventually died of pneumonia caused by his HIV infection.
The Tata Family
The Parsis have always been famous for having a shrewd financial sense and the Tata family is no exception. Travel up and down the roads of India and you'll see Tata trucks and Tata cars everywhere.
But in fact, the Tata conglomerate has interests in everything from steel to information technology to hotels to tea, as evidenced by their success in the British tea market, Tata's Tetley tea being a strong favourite.