Simon D’ Lima (Professor and Lecturer)

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2018-03-07 14:49:12Simon D’ Lima
Simon D’Lima was an eminent Pakistani veteran school teacher and principal.Simon D’Lima who once taught Pervez Musharraf and Shaukat Aziz mathematics.D’Lima was an iconic figure in the lives of students for nearly seven decades.He was an ace mathematics teacher who taught thousands of students from 1950s in St. Pat’s School until his recent retirement as founder and principal of St. Peter’s School.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Simon D’ Lima

  • In Urdu:

    سائمن ڈی 'لیما

  • Famous As:

    Teacher

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Education degree

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Teacher

  • Taught:

    Pervez Musharraf, Mohammad Khan Junejo and Shaukat Aziz

  • Eminent Pakistani Veteran :

    School Teacher and Principal

  • Teacher of :

    Mathematics

  • Principal of :

    PAF Model School, Karachi

  • Founded:

    St Peters High School in Karachi

  • Born
  • Date:

    18 March 1924

  • Place:

    Karachi Sindh Pakistan

  • Died
  • Date:

    9 December 2013

  • Rest Place:

    Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA

  • Aged :

    89

Biography

He was born on the day of 18 March 1924 in Karachi city, Pakistan to Liberata Sequeira and Michael D’Lima. He was educated in the city of Karachi, where he earned a Bachelor of Education degree.[1]  Biography 

Career

He initiated teaching mathematics at St Patrick’s High School, Karachi in the 1950s. After more than 20 years he left to become Principal of PAF Model School, Karachi. He later founded St Peters High School in Karachi. He taught for over 50 years.

Taught Pakistani Politician

D’Lima also taught former President Pervez Musharraf, prime ministers Mohammad Khan Junejo and Shaukat Aziz, and many other luminaries at the three educational institutions.[2] Taught Pakistani Politician

Free Tuition

Besides his forte in maths, Sir D’Lima was an inspirational leader and a wonderful human being who cared for the poor and underprivileged. His tuition classes from the very beginning comprised students from all strata of society, and he would tutor those who could not afford to pay for free.

Death

D’Lima passed away on the day of 9 December 2013 in the city of Venice, Florida in the United States.He was 89.

Ex-Students

The news of his death reached far and wide on the Internet with thousands of ex-students paying glowing tributes to a person who played a significant role in their formative stages. A comment from one of his ex-students now settled abroad sums up his personality, “You helped me in Math tuitions in 1968-69. I passed Matriculation because of you. You took reduced tuition fees from the poor and helped all. We were poor then. You were a great man with a kind heart. I will remember you forever".[3] Ex Student

Pervez Musharraf

On a visit to St Patricks High School after occupying the president’s seat, Musharraf said: “My brother was a better student, so I would get punished by Mr. D’Lima for not doing so well in math; later in life I got around the subject and excelled in it…thanks to those reprimanding reminders I got from Mr. D’Lima.

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