On January 27th, 2011 - Mrs. Deena Minoo Mistri breathed her last at OMI Hospital in
Karachi. She was hospitalized a week ago with difficulty breathing. She was looking
forward in getting discharged on Sunday and go back to work at the two schools she
was still employed at. But on Monday her condition turned worse and she had a stroke
and was in coma for two days. She passed away at 10:15 AM on Thursday January 27th.
She was not only a mother to my brother and I, but was loved as a mother - by
thousands of her students that she taught over the past 62 years. She dedicated her
life to the cause of Education and had a great skill in encouraging her students to
study and get valuable education.
A woman with immense strength, love, perseverance, pride, oozing with human
kindness, affectionate, compassionate, competent, disciplined, accomplished and last
but not the least with immense grace was Deenu Aunty, Mrs. Mistri, Ma'am and a
mother to many - including us.