Simon D’ Lima

Simon D’ Lima (Professor and Lecturer)

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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.

Title Description
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
Date: 18 March 1924
Place: Karachi Sindh Pakistan
Date: 9 December 2013
Rest Place: Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
Aged : 89


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 


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.


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


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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