Late Queen star Freddie Mercury’s fan page on Instagram, Freddie Mercury Fanclub, has shared rare photos of Freddie and unveiled the little-known truth about early life.

In the caption of the post, the admin of the page explained the early life of Freddie and started from the city he born in, Zanzibar, Tanzania. As you may already know, Freddie Mercury and his family moved from Zanzibar to Middlesex, England, because of the revolution against the government.

Furthermore, the page shared information about his school days in India, and penned about Freddie’s Persian ethnicity by sharing an untold truth about Freddie’s birthname, ‘Farrokh.’

As of writing this, the post reached around 30K likes less than ten hours and rising quickly. Additionally, most of the fans headed to the comment section and shared their thoughts about this.

Here is what freddiemercuryclub wrote:

“Freddie was born in Zanzibar but that doesn’t make him African as some mistakenly assume. He spent his first few years there bc his father’s work had located the family there.

Freddie was then sent to boarding school in India (where his parents lived before they moved to Zanzibar). No one can deny the influences India had on him while he was there but for a boy away from home memories of India have never been the most pleasant ones that’s why Freddie rarely talked about there.”

freddiemercuryclub continued:

“After the Zanzibar revolution, the family moved to England (not as refugees but immigrants, who already had English passports). Freddie was 17 at the time but for the next 3 decades England was his home & I don’t think Freddie would consider any other place than his English Garden Lodge HOME.

His birth certificate reads Freddie’s nationality as Indian & even though he spent only a few years there that’s indeed part of his nationality. Peter Freestone’s said Freddie was staunchly British. So I think his nationality is more accurately Indian/English.”

The admin of the page added:

“Now most important of all Freddie’s race & roots. The birth certificate reads “Parsee”. Parsi is the name for those Zoroastrian Persians who migrated from Persia (Iran) to India to escape Muslim persecution. They created a new community in exile in Gujarat near Bombay/Mumbai, India where they’re known as Persian or Parsi. Zoroaster, a prophet who lived in modern-day Iran, is the founder of Zoroastrianism.

Freddie’s birth name “Farrokh” is Persian. He himself was aware of his Persian roots & was, in fact, proud of it as you see in the video in his sister’s & his own words: ‘I’ll always walk around like a Persian popinjay. It’s a part of me & no one’s gonna stop me honey.'”

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💥Freddie's Race, Roots, & Nationality💥 . I've been wanting to do this post for a long time now so here: . 📌We can never simply ask: Where was Freddie Mercury from? Because there's no 1word answer for it. . ✨Freddie was born in Zanzibar but that doesn't make him African as some mistakenly assume. He spent his first few years there bc his father's work had located the family there. . ✨Freddie was then sent to boarding school in India (where his parents lived before they moved to Zanzibar). No one can deny the influences India had on him while he was there but for a boy away from home memories of India have never been the most pleasant ones that's why Freddie rarely talked about there. . ✨After Zanzibar revolution the family moved to England (not as refugees but immigrants, who already had English passports). Freddie was 17 at the time but for the next 3 decades England was his home & I don't think Freddie would consider any other place than his English Garden Lodge HOME. His birth certificate reads Freddie's nationality as Indian & eventhough he spent only a few years there that's indeed part of his nationality. Peter Freestone's said Freddie was staunchly British. So I think his nationality is more accurately Indian/English. . ✨Now most important of all Freddie's race & roots. The birth certificate reads "Parsee". Parsi is the name for those Zoroastrian Persians who migrated from Persia (Iran) to India to escape Muslim persecution. They created a new community in exile in Gujarat near Bombay/Mumbai, India where they're known as Persian or Parsi. Zoroaster, a prophet who lived in modern-day Iran, is the founder of Zoroastrianism. (1st photo see his white Zoroastrian prayer cap & celebration garland. Also Freddie's funeral was done in the faith). . ✨Freddie's birthname "Farrokh" is Persian. He himself was aware of his Persian roots & was in fact proud of it as you see in the video in his sister's & his own words: "I'll always walk around like a Persian popinjay. It's a part of me & no one's gonna stop me honey." . 👉P.S. Parsis still observe Zoroastrian practices & Persian customs such as Norooz (the persian new year which was today). ❤ . #FreddieMercury #roots

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