Lt Col. (Retd) Hamid Jan Passes Away

Lt Col. (Retd) Hamid Jan, old Gallian SC 66, passed away in Peshawar on 23 June, 2018.  Col. Hamid belonged to Charsadda District. His friends remember him as an efficient cavalry officer and a thorough gentleman.

The Principal, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Col. (Retd) Hamid Jan. May the departed soul rest in peace.

Mr. Qamar-uz-Zaman Wamiq Passes Away

Mr Qamar Zaman WamiqMr. Qamar-uz-Zaman Wamiq, former Urdu teacher Senior School passed away on 2nd of June, 2018. He taught at the Senior School from 1966 to 1984.

Mr. Qamar Wamiq was an excellent poet and his students regard him as one of the best Urdu teachers who nourished the students around him with faith and love. His pupils still cherish his poem about the College, published in the Gallian 1971, with the title ‘Tarana-e-College’ that starts as ‘Akash pe teri shama jali, Ae Lawrence College Ghora Gali’.

The Principal, faculty and Gallians are saddened to hear the news of the death of Mr. Qamar-uz-Zaman Wamiq and express their sincere condolence to the bereaved family for the great loss. We pray for his forgiveness and high rank in Jannah. May his soul rest in peace.

Former Headmaster Senior School Rahat Javed Qazi Passes Away

Rahet Javed Qazi

Mr. Rahat Javed Qazi, former Headmaster Senior School passed away on 24th of December, 2017. Hundreds of people including his colleagues and students from across the country attended the funeral of the legendary teacher.

Mr. Qazi joined the English Department of Lawrence College in 1970. He served the College from 1970 to 1976 and again from 1982 to 2000. He served the College as a teacher, housemaster, headmaster and Director of Studies to the best of his abilities till his retirement. He was an outstanding and highly respected teacher who taught and groomed the students around him with love and faith. He always viewed LCGG as his home and had many fond memories for the College. He frequently visited GG until his health allowed him. Thousands of his students will always remember him as a great educator and mentor.

Principal Lawrence College, faculty, staff and students express their deepest grief on the sad demise of this great educationalist. May Allah bless his soul in eternal peace and grant him the highest rank in Jannah.

An eminent old Gallian Brigadier Jaffar passes away

Brig Jaffar

We are grieved at the sad news of the death of a distinguished old Gallian, Brig. (Retd) Jaffar Khan, Peake House 1949 – 1957. He lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 11th May, 2017. He was affectionately known as Jeff by his friends and colleagues.

Brigadier Jaffar distinguished himself at PMA and won the Sword of Honour. He was commissioned in Guides Cavalry and went on to serve meritoriously in Pakistan Army for thirty years. He was appointed as Adjutant and Commandant of the then President’s Bodyguard. He was Chief Instructor at the Command and Staff College Quetta, and was also selected for the RCDS course in the UK. He will always be remembered as a thorough gentleman and an outstanding officer.

The Principal, staff and students express their sincerest condolence to the bereaved family and friends of Brigadier Jaffar. May his soul rest in peace.

Col. Nisar A Khan (Wright House 1958) Passes Away

Col Nisar A Khan (Gabby)

Col. Nisar A Khan (Wright House 1958), 15 Punjab Regiment, sadly lost his battle with cancer which he had fought for many years and died on 28th of February, 2017. He was affectionately known as ‘Gabby’ by his friends and colleagues. He was buried in his native village near Kotli Sattiyan the same day. Col. Nisar was a distinguished and active old Gallian who regularly attended different alumni gatherings.

The Principal, staff and students express their sincerest condolence to the bereaved family and friends of Col. Nisar A Khan. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

A distinguished old Gallian Major General Muhammad Arshad passes away

We are grieved at the news of the death of a distinguished old Gallian Major General (Retd) Muhammad Arshad, Headboy 1957-58 (son of Ch. Abdul Hamid, Former Principal GG). He passed away in Islamabad on 16th of February, 2017.

The Principal, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Major General (Retd) Muhammad Arshad. May the departed soul rest in peace.

Dr Malik Abdul Qadir of Inter '79 departs for heavenly abode

Dr Abdul Qadir MalikWe are highly grieved to learn about the sad demise of Dr. Malik Abdul Qadir (Inter 1979, Iqbal House).  He died on 12th September, 2016 at his home town, Sialkot. The Principal, faculty, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Dr. Malik Abdul Qadir.

Dr. Malik Abdul Qadir had great affiliation with his alma mater. It is also worth mentioning that he has been generously and continuously donating for the welfare fund for the College junior staff. The Principal specially visited his home in Sialkot to condole with his family members and participate in his ‘Qul’.

Col Anwar Khan Amir (SC 58, Wightwick House) passes away

Col Anwar Khan Amir (SC 58, Wightwick House) left us for his Heavenly abode on Wednesday 27 July 2016. His Namaz e Janaza was held at Army Graveyard Rawalpindi on 28th July 2016. He was popular with both his army colleagues and Gallians. Allah may grant him a place in Jannat ul Firdous. Ameen.

Ch Ghias Mela, Former Federal Minister, passes away

A very distinguished Old Gallian, Ch Ghias Mela, sadly passed away on 27 June 2015 following a heart surgery in Texas, USA.

During his hugely successful political career, he served as a Federal Minister in various capacities. Ghias Mela was from Inter ’79. Two of his cousin brothers are also Gallians, Mansoor Mela from Inter ’79 and Bilal Mela from Inter ’80.

The Principal, Inter ’79 classmates, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Ch Ghias Mela.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

A distinguished Old Gallian and a seasoned politician Lala Nisar Muhammad Khan passes away

Mr Nisar Muhammad KhanThe heart-rending news of the death of a distinguished old Gallian Lala Nisar Muhammad Khan (Former Senator and Federal Minister) has sent a wave of grief to everyone at Lawrence College. He passed away on Tuesday 23 February 2016 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

During his political career, he held several important positions, including that of Federal Minister for Railways in Muhammad Khan Junejo’s government. He was also a Federal Minister for Housing in the 2008 caretaker set-up ahead of elections that year.

The Principal, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Nisar Muhammad Khan.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Ian Robert Metthews (Bob), 1941- 1948 at LCGG, Prefect Peake House, passed away on 27 November 2013

We are grieved to get the sad news of the demise of Ian Robert Matthews through John Walker’s newsletter. Ian Robert Metthews (Bob), Peake House 1941- 1948, passed away on 27 November 2013 at his home in Rudgwick, Sussex UK. Bob was prefect of Peake House in 1947 and 1948. Mr. John Walker, President OGAB, attended the memorial service which was a wonderful celebration of his life with the flags of the Great Britain and Pakistan flying side by side outside the church. Bob was a close friend of Bashir Ahmed, Head Boy 1948 and is remembered by all his friends with great affection.

The Principal, the faculty, staff and Gallians expressed their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Bob Matthews.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Helen Brewin, the last Headgirl at LCGG, passed away on Tuesday 26 February 2014

We are grieved to learn the sad news of demise of Helen Brewin. She died on Tuesday 26 February 2014. Helen had the honour of being the last Headgirl at LCGG.

She had the singular honour of hoisting the Pakistan flag in the morning assembly of 14 August 1947 and brought down the Union Jack. Her late husband Mr. Bill Lyons of Wright House had died much before her.

The Principal, the faculty, staff and all Gallians expressed their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Helen Brewin.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.