Aitchison College’s Beloved 101 Year Old Headmaster Major Geoffery Langlands Just Passed Away

By Biya Haq | 2 Jan, 2019

May he rest in peace.

Major Geoffery Langlands, long-time teacher at Aitchison College and retired General has died at 101 years old in Lahore.

Langlands was a beloved teacher at Aitchison College in Lahore for 25 years and was even appointed as headmaster for quite some time, teaching some of the brightest minds in Pakistan.

Everyone from our Prime Minister, Imran Khan.

Wishing my teacher at Aitchison College Major Geoffrey Douglas Langlands a very happy 101st Birthday

Gepostet von Imran Khan (official) am Sonntag, 21. Oktober 2018

To Dr Umar Saif, the former Chairman of the Information Technology Board.

He was often noted as one of the most influential and important instructors in Pakistan and people all over the country knew who he was. Langlands was born in 1917 and chose to move to Pakistan after partition where he joined the country’s armed forces. He later joined the education field in which he found his way to Aitchison College.

Apart from his teaching position in Lahore, Langlands was also instrumental in Sayurj Public school, the first private school in Chitral, which was renamed after Langlands, ‘Langlands School and College.” He was also the recipient of many awards, among them the Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Order of the British Empire by The Queen of England for his commitment and contributions to education and humanity.

Because of his role, many were lucky enough to meet Langlands and learn from him. Because of this, students fell in love with his personality and the man that he was.

At age 101, Langlands has passed away and students and Pakistanis all over the country are mourning his loss.

Langlands lived an exceptional life. A British man, finding a home in Pakistan and completely committing himself to the education of our youth and now present-day leaders. According to people who knew him, he lived with courage, bravery and knowledge and Pakistanis will forever be in remembrance of him.

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