LAHORE – Major Geoffrey Langlands, teacher of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Farooq Laghari, and many other leaders of Pakistan
He has educated generations of Pakistanis including many leaders at the Atchison College. According to an official statement, “Aitchison College mourns the passing of Major Geoffrey Douglas Langlands MBE, CMG, HI, SPk who left us quietly on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at 10:15 a.m. after a brief illness.”
“Born on October 21, 1917, and affectionately known to all as ‘The Major’, we acknowledge the life of a soldier, teacher, gentleman, story-teller, mountaineer and humanitarian whose life was devoted in service to others and especially his adopted country Pakistan.”
Major Langlands was posted to the Pakistan Army for one year in July 1947. Since independence, he has been living in Pakistan. Even after most British officers left the country on orders of the new government, he stayed on.
The new government granted him a contract, given his exceptional work. He started teaching in the Atchison College for Boys in Lahore and continued his teaching career. He also contributed in the establishment of Langlands School and College in Chitral where he taught for 24 years.
COURTESY – PP