He is also Chairman of the Cowasjee Group and is engaged in philanthropic activities apart from being regarded as an old 'guardian' of the city of Karachi.
Ardeshir Cowasjee is affectionately known as AC. He is also very active in various social and philanthropic activities in Pakistan and is regarded as an old 'guardian' of the city of Karachi where he regularly battles (with the pen and in court) land grabbers and illegal building projects. He currently resides in the posh Bath Island neighbourhood of Karachi with 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 cockatoo and 1 African Grey.
Ardeshir Cowasjee is also the financier of many scholarships for students wishing to pursue higher education. These include grants for both local and overseas education. Although these are given out as loans, it is not expected that most of these funds will be returned to him. However, Cowasjee does encourage the receivers to return them so that others can benefit from those funds. These philanthropic services are provided by the Cowasjee Foundation.(Source: Wikipedia)