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From:Saleem Imdad< >
Date:September 13, 2006 09:45 AM
Looking for 8th grade class mates - year 1968. Left for overseas at that time, been away since then. Came across this site and the memmories of the past came back alive. Would like to get in touch with my class mates, class of 1971.

From:Ansar Hussain Rizvi
Date:September 05, 2006 09:02 AM
The news that Sir Qurban has passed away brought tears in my eyes. In a flash of time all my mind recalled all the memories of those assemblies. The way Sir Qurban used to teach us how to march, his voice and the cane he always carried in his hand. Indeed, his services to our beloved school are unforgetable. With a deeply grieved heart I pray for him that may Allah bless his soul.

From:Feroz Nota< >
Date:August 31, 2006 09:16 AM
Finally I tracked the web site; fantastic venue, brings back some very good memories of colleagues and teachers. well done to the web master / deigner. Would love to get in touch with my class of 1963; TOWARDS THE BEST LIGHT AND GOOD THOUGHTS, GOOD WORDS AND GOOD DEEDS


From:Behruze khalili< >
Date:August 29, 2006 05:29 AM
Great to hear from old friends. Adnan do you remeber Khalili a parsi iranian in reza shah. I am at this moment living in Iran, do keep in touch. My cell number is 00989133536138

From:Sohail Abdul Sattar< >
Date:August 08, 2006 10:04 PM

I am a 1985 graduate from BVS School.

Love to all and God bless.

Proud to be a Virbaijeeite !

From:Fali Savak Patel
Date:July 13, 2006 09:47 PM
Hello to All Virbaijeeites:

I am a 1962 graduate of our school. Going thru your website, bought old memories back; what a good time we had in those days. Sadly, those days will never come back!

From:Irfan Yusuf
Date:June 24, 2006 06:41 AM
The Administrator Mr. Afshad Mistri,

I would appreciate if register me on your website. I graduated from BVS in the year 1988. I went to the classes 6C, 7C,8C, 9th medical and 10th medical.

It would mean everything to me to have my name registered and to have the opportunity of getting back in touch with my peers and if possible reliving one of the best and most memorbale time periods of my life.

Many thanks.

Dr.Irfan Yusuf,
Registrar Pychiatry,
Sligo Mental Health Services,
Republic of Ireland.

From:Ansar Hussain
Date:June 22, 2006 08:53 AM
Hi virbaijeeites,

22 years have passed since we graduated from BVS and still when I pass from Abdullah Haroon road, the memories of my first day at BVS always flash back in my mind. I still remember the cool and gentle Mrs. Wania who was the class teacher of 1A in 1974 when I got admission in BVS.

All the best to all of you.

From:Adnan Yusuf
Date:June 20, 2006 04:37 PM
The Virbaijeeite Family,

I am a graduate of Class of 1990. Sixteen years have passed and still, whenever the thought of BVS crosses my mind, I feel as if I am missing something very close to my heart; I suddenly feel like going back to the school and look for whatever I have left behind. I am sure many of you must be sharing this wonderful feeling.

Over these years, many-a-times, whenever I have passed through the Victoria Road, on foot or in a car, my head turns towards the BVS as if ‘saluting’ it; just as when all our heads would turn to salute Mrs. Mistri the great, during the weekly March Past.

After so many years, I was trying to find out about our beloved school on the internet, when the beautiful image of the school building showed-up with this site. It’s an apt representation of our great school. A great job done by the talented virbaijeeites!

As I browsed through the site, my eyes filled with tears; sometimes with joy and then with sadness.

I would like to convey my belated condolences to Mrs. Mistri on the sad demise of her beloved husband Mr. Minoo Mistri. I would also like to condole with families of Sir Azizullah (his son, Sir Khalid, and Mrs. Tayyaba Khalid) and that of Sir Sultan.

And those of you who know Sir Azizullah – you all must be remembering his threats to make “fruit buns” out of our hands by smashing them with the duster. I remember him saying back in 1990, “I am seventy-five years young, and you are fifteen years old!” He was absolutely right - he indeed had a young heart, always cheerful and always a source of inspiration to us.

Lets all of us be at the school on its 150th birthday!

May God bless us all!

Adnan Yusuf

From:Mirza N Hamie< >
Date:May 23, 2006 12:58 PM
In 1967 I was at the school and have lots of happy memories.
In 1968 I left Pakistan and came to UK and have been in the UK ever sine then and know runing a Packaging Business called S B MODERN PACKAGING.

From:Israr Choudhri< >
Date:April 12, 2006 05:20 AM

Be tolerant of each others beliefs; respect each others faith & stand up for the helpless.

Remember in our great school we co-existed & learned from each other. Diversity is our strength.

Israr (77)

From:Rizwan Raheel< >
Date:March 17, 2006 12:25 PM
Dear Mrs. Mistri, Farhad, Afshad and the rest of the family.

Please accept our heatfelt condolences on the demise of Mr. Minoo Mistri.

We mortals are helpless in such times. Our words can only attempt to extend encouragement to the family realizing that they cannot replace the space created.

May God grant strength to all of to carry on towards the goals you have set for yourselves.

From:Murtaza Lotia< >
Date:March 11, 2006 01:46 PM
Mrs. Deena Mistri and Family Members

Please accept my wife's and my heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Mr. Minoo Mistri. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and may He give courage and patience to the members of the bereaved family. Ameen.

Death is the biggest truth and every living being has to taste death no matter what.

So long, continue, He will continue shower His blessings upon all of us.

With regards
Murtaza Lotia

From:Farooq Kasam Basathia< >
Date:March 07, 2006 09:38 PM
Condolence Message for Mrs Deena Mistri & other family members.

I have come to learn the sad demise of your husband Mr.Mistri.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathies.
Words are inadequate at a time like this, but we must have faith that the will of Almighty God prevails.
May the Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace and grant you and other members of the bereaved family courage and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity & patience.
Kindly convey my deepest sentiments of grief to rest of the family members.

Yours in grief,

Farooq Kasam Basathia.

From:Helpline Trust< >
Date:March 07, 2006 03:16 AM

Helpline Trust Building, 12 Ittehad Lane, Ph. II Extn., DHA, Karachi. Tel. No. 5889643 - Fax No. 5889740
email: - web site:

Dear Friends,

Please accept our sincere condolences on the sad demise of MINOO MISTRI. May God rest his soul in peace and give the family the courage and the strength to bear the loss.

Chairman, Trustees and Advisors, Helpline Trust.

From:Ghulam Farooq Maniar< >
Date:March 04, 2006 10:00 PM
Beloved Mrs. Mistri,

I is very saddening to know of the denise of your husband, Mr. Mistri.
It is very difficult to accept the departure of a companion of life. Nevertheless please accept my heart felt condolences for this great loss.
May God rest your husband's soul in peace.

Ghulam Farooq Maniar
1975 Technical

From:Farooq Kasam Basathia< >
Date:February 24, 2006 04:08 AM
Well! What splendid work this has been by having created such a stupenduous web-site.
To be very frank; although I have not done my schooling from BVS but its really worth & highly commendable to read the comments of all those associated with this prestigious school. The only desire which I now have in this world is to get my son admitted in Class I for the session of 2007 (next year). Lets see how things work out for him as right now he is in a Montessori school in Parsi Colony (Karachi). I am really impressed with the discipline & principles set at an early age for those studying at BVS thus enabling the future generation of to face the real world with enough courage, strength & vigour.
With best wishes to all of you.

From:Shabbir Musaji< >
Date:February 13, 2006 10:17 PM
Thanks to this school, for what it did for me. It was truly the best of times and am still in persuit of that light.

From:Fawad Lakhani< >
Date:February 08, 2006 03:30 PM
WOW! I was browsing and found this site and as I saw the school building I got goosebumps! I cannot forget those days its been wonderful I can spend another 10 years if my friends and teachers remain same GOD BLESS VIRBAIJEETIES (thank you whoever made this website )

From:irfan hussainali vazeer< >
Date:February 08, 2006 10:32 AM
Dear ALL,

How about having a virbaijiites night any views.
With best wishes

Irfan Vazeer

From:Naushad Mehta class of 1984< >
Date:February 06, 2006 06:57 PM
Am very proud to see this website and it brings back all good memories. Read names of my old friends of whom I have not seen or heard from in years. Any one who remembers me (you better) please contact me. I am in Houston

Love to all and God bless


From:Arsalan A.Ghani Khatri< >
Date:February 04, 2006 05:53 PM
Congratulations to all virbaijeeites, and specially the people who came up with this website. Excellent effort I must say ! Keep up with the good work!

Proud to be a Virbaijeeite !

From:Filza Mazahir
Date:February 03, 2006 03:21 PM
Wow...a very remarkable and commendable job indeed!! this work is very much appreciated! :)

Wish there was one like this for mamaians too. 'sigh'

From:Irfan Vazeer< >
Date:February 02, 2006 02:23 AM
Hi Every one,

Farhad I am with you name it what is it that you want and will see what best can be done about it I am all for support to those who cant afford education.

Darayus it is so good to know that you are still there it has been some years and I thought you must have made a move again lets get in touch.

With best wishes to all
Irfan Vazeer

From:Ghulam Farooq Maniar< >
Date:February 01, 2006 09:04 PM
All those people who have developed the site have done a remarkable job and deserve appreciations.

Congratulations and very well done.

I am very proud to be a Virbaijeeite.

Regards and best of luck.

Ghulam Farooq Maniar

From:Saqib Shah< >
Date:January 28, 2006 11:55 AM
Folks, how about organizing a reunion for North American Virbaijeeites in some American or Canadian city?

Saqib Shah

From:hussain abde ali< >
Date:January 06, 2006 03:42 AM
well I am studying in the school in 8a and my father has also studied from here and we all know the greatness of this school. long live BVS!!!

From:Fayyaz Abdul Aziz Shariff< >
Date:November 06, 2005 03:51 AM
I am glad to see so many messeges. Also I know most of us are living a very comfortable life, becuase we are blessed by God & had the opportunity to attend BVS which gave us strong foundation in life.

This is a very good idea to keep in touch with each other & keep the bvs virbaijeeites alive for ever. As Farhad M. said "TOWARDS THAT BEST LIGHT" keep in touch Fayyaz Abdul Aziz 1985.

From:Afshad Mistri
Date:October 25, 2005 06:00 AM
Hi everyone,

Check out the latest satellite imagery of BVS take from a space satellite.

You can find this under "Photo Gallery". Choose "School Buildings" in the drop down menu and click on the image.

Enjoy some hi-tech imagery of our school from space.


From:Ansar Hussain< >
Date:October 24, 2005 09:40 AM
I feel deeply grieved to hear about Sir Sultan's demise. May ALLAH bless his soul. Aamin

From:Aamir Yunus< >
Date:October 22, 2005 05:52 PM
Sorry to hear about Sir Sultan's death. He was a really nice teacher. May his soul rest in peace.

From:Deepak Advani< >
Date:October 18, 2005 09:49 PM
Hello Guys,

First of all I would like to congratulate the team for taking the initiative to create a website like this.

I am a graduate of 1990 and have missed BVS all these years. Visiting the websites, looking at the pictures was a great experience.

I hope to meet other graduates from my time and communicate with them.

Again I wish you all the best. I hope this website will go experience more upgrades and enhancements.

Thank You and God Bless You all.

From:Ansar Hussain< >
Date:October 18, 2005 08:40 AM
Whats up guys? Not many messages flowing in nowadays. Farhad's idea of scholarship program sounds cool. What do you think guys?

From:Rehan Rafi< >
Date:October 13, 2005 08:00 AM
Dear Virbaijeeites:

In the wake of the Catastrophic Earthquake in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, thousands have lost their lives and many more are suffering.

The NATION needs YOUR SUPPORT in this difficult time.

Please be generous during this Holy month of Ramadan and donate towards the relief efforts for the earthquake victims.

If you are a user of You First Net Banking, you can donate to the President's Relief Fund by logging on and going to "Pay Bills & Donations" page. If you are not a Net Banking user, you can register by visiting and donate.

ATM Card holders and Credit card holders can call UBL Phone Banking at 0800-11-825* and donate to the "President's Relief Fund" directly from their account.

You can also donate by visiting any of our branches.

In case you have already donated to the cause, thank you for your generosity. Please take few moments in forwarding this email among your friends.

For any queries, please feel free to email us at

Thank you and God bless you.


From:Farhad Mistri< >
Date:October 12, 2005 08:36 AM
Salam Virbaijeeistes:

It seems we have all these well wishers of our dear school. In each an every message, I read not only fond memories, but a hidden desire to give back something for what the school gave to us. So lets put our heads together and come up with ways to give something back to this institution that put us where we are today.

Most of us are abroad & doing well. We can help with Ideas, Techinical support, Physical support and even some financial support. We can adopt a programm that benifits the next generation, and have that completely sponsered by the old Virbaijeeites. Maybe even a scholarship program for the deserving, talented, but poor. SO LETS PUT OUR THINKING CAPS ON AND GO FOR IT. The personal gratification well get for doing something for a school that gave us so much will be priceless.


From:Ansar Hussain Rizvi< >
Date:October 11, 2005 07:20 AM
Since I have signed up on this site, whenever I log on to internet, the first thing I do is, go to

I am working for an engineering firm. Last month I recieved a few quotations, and one of them was signed by Luvai Zumkawala. His mobile number was also there. I was not sure if he is the same Luvai bhai who was the favourite troop leader of BVS scouts, so I sent him an SMS asking him about it and in reply he wrote the famous slogan of BVS Scouts.

I was so glad to talk to him after more than 20 years. Surprising Na?

From:Ansar Hussain Rizvi< >
Date:October 09, 2005 08:37 PM
I belong to 1984 group. All I can say is "BRAVO".
Guys you have done a superb job. But you missed out a very important aspect, I do not see anything about the BVS Scouts on the main page. I hope some of my classmates (specially Athar Sattar and Azhar Hashmat) still remember the slogan "CHIKA LIKA CHIKA LIKA CHOW SHOW CHOW" ;).
I met Mrs. Mulla a couple of months before her death and I felt honoured to help her out of her car.
I also heard about Mr. Mansoor's demise. May God bless them all.

From:Zakir Hussain Ladhani< >
Date:October 04, 2005 09:55 PM
I am glad to see this impressive and a very good site. Since all old friends would like to get connected again, and this is now possible thanks to this site.

Thanks to all that have created this site - great job.

BVS is the BEST.

From:Yousuf Haji Habib< >
Date:October 02, 2005 08:17 PM

I just found out about the existence of this website. How wonderful.

I am a graduate of the class of 1961. Matter of fact, I was the Best Matriculate of 1961 and the Deputy Head Prefect (Lancelot Graham House).

Would love to get in touch with any of my classmates. I remember so well the best teachers any student could have hoped for: Mr. Rustomjee, the principal; Mr. Minwala and Mrs Mistri, the English teachers who helped lay the strong foundation of the language that has taken me far, Mr. Hussein and Mr Azizullah, Mrs Sidhwa, Miss Mulla and all the other fine teachers.
The education given to me by BVS from 1951-1961 held me in excellent stead for the past 44 years. Through my life, there has never been a pursuit that has rewarded me more than what I was asked to put in (and did) by this very glorious school. BVS, and all that this institution represented, has been perhaps the most signifcant factor contribting to whatever worldly success I have had in my adult life.

May BVS fare well for decades to come.

From:Darayus Rustom Divecha< >
Date:September 13, 2005 09:03 PM

Truly impressed with the site. More impressed is the ecstasy of knowing that our wonderful school has its own web site, where we all can surf, recall & recollect fond memories.

It is absolutely true, what one of the Virbaijeeites have written in your guest book "ENJOY YOUR SCHOOL LIFE AS IT WILL NEVER COME BACK"

I studied at BVS Parsi High School from Montessori upto my matriculation, in the year 1974. I owe my utmost respect & profound gratitude to each & every teacher who taught my fellow students & myself. Words are not enough to thank each of the teachers, for their selfless devotion & life long dedication (Here I must mention the name of Late MEHERWANJEE IRANI MASTER.) Irani Master gave his entire life tutoring students at BVS Parsi High School. Even my late father said, he was tutored by Irani Master. I do not think BVS School will ever see his like again.

I am proud to be a graduate of this remarkable educational institution. Though this may sound to be erratic, but I would still like to mention it, if the mythology of reincarnation is true, then I would like to be back in Karachi to study at the BVS.

Thank you & God Bless You All.


Darayus Rustom. Divecha

From:Rohinton Mirza< >
Date:September 09, 2005 05:16 PM
This is a great site to be in touch with old friends. I am a gratuate of 1970 & would very much like to kwow some of my old friends.
Today I am reaping the benifits of good education with good teachers in a very good school

From:Homi H Shekhdar< >
Date:September 09, 2005 04:27 PM
Hello Virbaijiites,

Good to see the old school is going strong.

I graduated as a matriculate in 1947, but in the alumni section my name is mysteriously missing.

What does it matter? I am still very much alive.

Good luck to all of you.
Homi. H Shekhdar

Dear Mr. Shekhdar,

We would love for you to join this group. I have tried sending you e-mails but have not heard from you. Can you please send an e-mail to and we can add you to the list.



From:Pourus Mehta< >
Date:September 07, 2005 11:23 PM
Good to hear of our graduates success in foreign lands.

From:Tariq Iqbal< >
Date:September 04, 2005 12:44 AM
An excellent website, which brings back golden memories. I graduated in 1997 and trying get in touch with people who graduated with me. Can't thank our teachers enough for the effort in making us what we are in life today :)

From:Murtaza Mandviwala< >
Date:September 02, 2005 12:34 AM
I was in BVS till grade 7, would have been in batch of 2000. I'm now at Purdue University USA, miss the good old days, especially the scouting camps.

From:Saulat Aziz< >
Date:August 30, 2005 05:28 AM
I was part of class of '92 but left for US after 8th grade. I reside in Dallas, TX now working as an IT professional. It will be awesome to hear from my old friends and if any of you guys are in DFW area, look me up.


From:asim< >
Date:August 29, 2005 05:45 PM
Great website...Mrs. Mistri you will be missed, you did an admirable job with us hooligans. Mr. Azizullah was a great teacher "maron ga to sar pe maron ga". I still remember that. May Allah give him a place in heaven. If anyone from class of 80 or anyone I hazed is around the Princeton, NJ area, look me up. Cheers Asim

From:Quazi Syed Fawad< >
Date:August 28, 2005 08:45 PM
This is for Mrs. Mistri.
Thank you for giving us the "Best Light" i.e. of knowledge and humanity.
In this world full of harted, I considered myself and the fellow virbaijeeites fortunate to have the message of tolerance, respect and healthy competition from none other than yourself.
God bless you and keep you in good health. You will always be the most powerful influence on my life along with my parents.

From:Mir Shujaat Ali
Date:August 27, 2005 08:04 AM
"Pehlay ko Pehlay say, Dosray ko Dosray say, Pehlay aur Dosray ko into kar kay Dugna". I was just telling my wife this 2 days ago as she asked me about my knowledge in Algebra. May AzizUllah Sahib rest in peace.
On the last day in 1984 as I asked him for his autograph (a BVS tradition) he made his trademark victory podium, put my name on #1 and made the #1 step unusually high. I will be forever grateful to him for helping me reach that position.

Shujaat 1984

From:Zain Khalil Ahmed< >
Date:August 26, 2005 02:43 AM
Congratz to all those behind this web site. Its great to visit it.
Keep it up virbaijeeites

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