I graduated from Popatlal from Form ONE in 1990.
|Abbas A. Kapasi*
||Nabat (Shariff) Kassam
||Harsha (Lathia) Shanghavi*
||Saida (Vejlani) Choudry*
||Nafisa (Pishori) Dalal*
|Aftab Fidaali (Banuwalla)*
||Hassan B. Akberali (Sukhadwalla)
||Najma (Sachak) Prochard*
||Hing Sang Wong*
|Ahmed 'Bob' Jamal*
||Salim F. Dalal
||Iqbal K. Babul
||Nargis (Haji) Daya*
||'Ike' Iqbal Alladina*
||Nargis (Mnyusiwalla) Ghadiali*
||Sara (Fernandes) Ferrao*
||'Immy' Imtiaz Alladina*
||Shahina 'Tanny' Shivji*
||Nargis (Sachak) Noorani
||Shahsultan (Babul) Mirza*
||Jameel (Jayant) Desai
||Naseem (Noorani) Jivanjee*
||Shakir Nagree Jamnagarwalla*
||Jamila (Essajee) Babul
||Naseem (Khimjee) Walji*
||Shakuntala (Pandya) Parekh*
||Jamila (Mamujee) Karimjee*
||Shamim (Kassam) Hasham*
||Javed M. Aziz*
||Nasim (Jamal - teacher) Dharssi*
||Shamim (Hussein) Virji
||Javed M. T. Qureshi*
||Nasim (Somji) Jamal*
||Shamim (Kapasi) Rampuri*
||John Davis Fernandes*
||Nasim (Lila) Esmail
||Shariffa (Dossaji) Hameer
|Anar (Kassam) Rajan
||Juliana (Almeida) Lobo*
|Anar (Teja) Suleman
||Jyotsna (Valambhia) Bakrania*
||Shazmin (Bandali) Alladina*
|Aarif Ebrahim Kurji*
||Shenaz (Merali Jiwa) Jeraj*
|Arvah (Raniwalla) Kazmi*
||Kaniz (Dhalla) Khimjee*
||Naushad Walji ('Dudh')
||Shila (Parmar) Chudasama*
|Arvind D. Desai*
||Naz (Merali) Hebert*
||Shilpa (Bajaria) Mehta*
|Asfa P. Qureshi*
||Kassim A. Abdulali
||"Shinoo" Shiraz Manji
|Ashik D Qureshi
||Khatun (Jamal) Sangrar*
||Kirit D. Desai*
|Ashvin K. Shah*
||Kishori (Paleja) Ranigaa*
||Kulsum (Dogo) Abdulali
||Kulsum (Noorani) Jivanjee*
||Kulsum (Sachak) Jivanjee
||Nazlin (Somji) Khalani
||Laila (Banuwalla) Firoz*
|Batul (Khanbhai) Jiwajee
||Sidika (Yamani) Qureshi
|Bharti (Negandhi) Paleja
||Nermin (Jiwa) Noormohamed*
||Sonal M. Desai*
|Bhupendra B. Patel
||Lillis McLean (Teacher)*
||Soraiya (Dalal) Bandali*
|'Bill' William Gingrich (Teacher)*
||Lita (Barros) Gomes*
||Nimet (Hajee) Bata*
||Stephen de Souza*
|Camilo Felix D'Sa*
||Suli (Jamal) Allibhai
|Cynthia (Demello) Cardozo*
||Sureya (Shipping) Mohamedbhai*
|Diana (Gomes) Sajoo*
|Dilip A. Shah*
||Mahmood Nomaan (Karachiwalla)*
|Dilshad (Sajoo) Dewshi
||Victor F. Fernandes*
|Dilshad (Gulabai) Tejpar*
||Malu (Murji) Lakhani*
|D. M. Desai (teacher)*
||Vilma (Demello) Rocha*
|Elizabeth (Lobo) Fernandes*
||Onaly A. Kapasi*
||Marzia (Lila) Conliffe*
||Parin (Nathoo) Kashmiri*
||Wendy (Lobo) D'Souza*
|Esmail A. Esmailji (Magirawalla)
||Masuma (Patwa) Anjari
||Yasmeen (Alladina) Hajee*
||Marzia (Khimjee) Ismail*
||Parin (Damani) Philcott*
||Yasmin (Kassam) Dhalla*
|Farah N. Qureshi*
||Mehboob Anverali Siwjee (Meghji)
||Parin (Remtulla) Jaffer*
||Yasmin (Noorani) Dalal
||Parveen (Sachak) Moosaji
||Yasmin (Murji) Megji
|Farida (Gulabai) Kassam*
||'Mickey' Mirza Alladina
||Parviz (Kalyan) Jadavji*
|Farida Nanji (teacher)*
||'Minju' Amin Alladina*
||'Mitthoo' Tajdin Kassam*
||Raihana (Patwa) Abdulla*
|Farida (Dalal) Nagree Jamnagarwalla*
||Zahir K. Dhalla*
|Fatima (Rampuri) Dalal*
|Fatima (Moloo) Dhanji*
|Fatima (Jaffer) Sagarwala*
|Fatma (Khimjee) Patel*
||Mohamed A. Qureshi*
||Molly J. (David) Daniel*
||Zainul (Kassim) Kanji
||Ranjan (Gundecha) Suralia*
|Fehmida (Khanbhai) Kapasi
||Zarina (Jamal - teacher) Manji*
|Feizulla A. Abdulali
||R. C. Mehta (teacher)*
||Zaynab (Sheraly) Kassam*
|Firoz Y. Dalal*
||Munira (Bhanji) Jamal*
||Zeenat (Dhirani) Hudda*
||Munira (Moloo) Kanji
||Zeenat (Kassam) Jiwa*
||Roshan (Gulabai) Bhanji*
||Zeenat (Lukmanji) Pirbhai*
||Roshan (Velsi) Rehemtulla*
||Zehra (Khimjee) Jaffer*
||Murtaza E. Nurbhai*
||Rozina (Sadrudin) Dossa*
|Gulamhusein Ebrahim Bhujwalla*
||Rozy (Somji) Virani
||Zubeda (Vera) Kassam
|Gulshan (Mawani) Daya*
||Rubiya (Dalal) Dungarwalla
|Gulzar B. Kassam*
I would be happy to see more of my fellow classmates and friends from
Wednesday, November 18, 1998
Kristina Fernandes, Toronto E-mail
What a delight to receive your e-mail out of the ether! My thoughts
of Karimjee (Usagara) are still vivid in my mind even after some 32
Hilde and I are planning to take home leave sometime this summer so
there is a possibility that we could pop into the reunion. We were
however thinking more of going home in early June not July. In any case
it would be a great experience I am sure to attend such a unique
get-together in Toronto.
I discovered that Karimjee's motto was based on a very old Sanskrit
poem found in the ancient Indus city of Moenjardaro, 300 km north
of Karachi! It is from around 2500 B.C.
Listen to the exhortation of the dawn!
Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the verities
And realities of your existence;
The glory of action, the bliss of growth,
the splendor of beauty.
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision;
But today, well lived, makes
Every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn.
( Ancient Sanskrit Poem )
Monday, January 11, 1999
Dr. Alan Wheeler, Karachi, Pakistan E-mail1E-mail2
At Karimjee, 1967-72
Associate Director (Academic)
Institute for Educational Development
The Aga Khan University
P.O. Box 3500, Karachi, Pakistan
"Let no one boast that they have got
through the perils of winter till at
least the seventh of May."
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
I graduated from Popatlal Secondary School (O levels) in 1987 and then
went on to St. Joseph's Commercial School. Having worked in different fields,
I am now in a partnership in travel agency in Dar es Salaam known as Amafhh
To know more about me, please visit my home page:
I would like to meet ex-Popatlal students from all over the world
and you can contact me at any time for further information. I was also
interested in attending the alumni reunion.
Thursday, January 28, 1999
Salim Chandoo E-mail
Highly delighted to see your names. I even happen to recall some of
Left Karimjee in 1971, then pursued B-COMM degree at Bombay, India.
Presently well settled in TANGA, employed with K. J. Motors Ltd. as
Would love to keep in touch with you.
Friday, January 29, 1999
Mohamed Dhirani, Tanga, Tanzania E-mail
I'd love to go but I'm leaving for Thailand tomorrow and I won't be
able to meet the deadline which I believe is end of Feb. I come back the
first week of March.Could you please reserve me 2 places for me and my
spouse? I'll send you the cheque of $110 as soon as I get back.Could you
also send me the web site address for the high school reunion?
Saturday, February 14, 1999
Naz (Merali) Hebert, Montreal E-mail
It is heartening to see the number of 'hits' the web page is getting,
so I am using this medium to reach out and look for many of my classmates
who I know are out there. If any of you know of their last known
address or tel.# please contact me, I am on the committee.
Looking for 'O' level grad year 1965: Shamim Sachak, Pratibha
Mehta, Chandrika Dave, Usha Parmar, Shakuntala Pandya, Asmita Patel, Lisa
Thomas, Hatim Kassamali Jivanji, Mehboob Kanji, Shiraz Shivji, Shabbir
Ghaniwalla, Ashik Nurbhai, Saifu Gombera.
Looking for 'A' levels grad year 1967: Munira Hirji, Jyotsna
Chudasama, Sultan Akberali, Jagdish Tanna.
I might've forgotten quite a few names, Please jog my memory.
I think it would be wonderful if we could contact any of the teachers
who might be interested in joining us for the event.
So how about it folks, let us pick up the phone, reach out and touch
Monday, March 1, 1999
Soraiya (Dalal) Bandali, Toronto E-mail
I think the re-union is a great idea, and thank you for the effort
the group is making. I am indeed looking forward to meeting all the people
we grew up with, reminscing and reconnecting.
Wednesday, March 3, 1999
Moez Rawji E-mail
Hi everyone, It's me again -- does anyone know where Daljinder
Kaur Bamrah is these days? Her brother's name was Amarjit and cousin's
name was Kirpal singh ( was the headboy at Karimjee ). I would also
like to find out where Chandrika Dave is. Last I heard Chanda
was in U.K and Daljinder somewhere in India. Both these girls were
my best buddies in Form 4 (1965), but we lost touch over the years. Any
leads would be appreciated.
Friday, March 12, 1999
Soraiya (Dalal) Bandali E-mail
Would some Alumni be interested in a Golf outing during the Karimjee
weekend? Maybe Saturday morning or Monday (Civic Holiday)?
Saturday, March 20, 1999
Abdul (Abdulla) Mawji E-mail
Thanks for arranging Karimjee Reunion. It will give us all a chance
to meet classmates after some 35-40 years. It has already stated to sound
exciting. I am looking forward to meeting all the people we spent
time with. I wish you success in your effort to get the
Karimjeeeees together. I will pass on the news to other Karimjee
kids that I know.
Monday, March 22, 1999
Girish Mehta E-mail
Very excited to hear about the great reunion. we from the downunder
are definitely looking at being able to attend.
Sunday, March 28, 1999
Rubaiya (Dalal) and Shamoon Dungarwalla E-mail
Please can you tell me if the person sitting on the extreme right in
photograph of Karimjee School Tennis Team is ZAFFER RANIWALA?*
Tuesday, March 30, 1999
Waseem Kazmi E-mail
*(That is Zahir K. Dhalla)
The Reunion Committee is looking for a facsimile
of the Karimjee Secondary School logo. Do you have one or can you ask your
contacts about it?
Wednesday, April 7, 1999
The Reunion Committee E-mail
To remember me, my name is Amin Mawji who was an avid badminton player,
and a party person, who owned Twiga for a while, and as usual got into
a lot of trouble both in and out of Karimjee. Did 'Animal Husbandry' at
Egerton, and came back as the resident 'hippie' of Tanga. I am now
working with 'bits and bytes' and well settled with a family, but as mischievous.
I remember Mr. Jethi (health science), Mr Nainan (biology), Mr Jani (math),
Hornsby for caning me for being late, Mr Desai for English, Mr. Patel (Senoir
& Junior) for Calculus and Algebra, Mr. Marijani Physics, the canteen
and the gym, and wild parties at the Yacht Club, and Disco at Twiga with
the Qureshis (Javed, Nazir), darts champion and partner to Amir Nanji and
Badru Tagaro for beers and
fried fish at the Goan Club, and so on, and on, and on. I still can't
spell worth a damn!
Monday, April 12, 1999
Amin Mawji E-mail
Sorry folks I will not be able to grace the weekend due to other
commitments. Hope to be able to keep in contact.
Thursday, April 15, 199
Walter Pinto E-mail
First of all, many thanks to the Reunion Committee for organizing this
forthcoming Karimjee School reunion. I believe that planning a reunion
is a massive undertaking. As has been mentioned prevoiusly, Karimjee School
has produced fine graduates who have developed further into terrific alumni
and have taken up residencre in many countries. They are involved in a
multitude of professional and voluntary activities. We have to thank many
teachers and administrators who were responsible in getting us to where
we are. I am really looking forward to meeting all my classmates and other
friends and teachers in July. I also encourage all Karimjee alumni to show
up in Toronto. A reunion of this style and magnitude may take a loooo....ng
time to show up again.
Thursday, April 15, 1999
Ali Hasham (Alikhan Jeraj to all Tanga folks) E-mail
I would like to welcome you all to this re-union event. I'm looking
forward to this day. If you wish to stay at my place, I can accommodate
a couple and I can also make arrangement to receive you at the airport,
please let me know ahead of time, it will give me a great pleasure.
Friday, April 16, 1999
Salim Alladina E-mail
Wajid Alladina, my brother told me about the reunion. I've checked
out the Karimjee/ Tanga websites and it was wonderful to see all those
names again. At this stage, I don't think I can attend but I shall certainly
keep in touch. I am also going to send you some photos. I couldn't
mail at the committee address so I thought I'd connect with you.
I was a student at Karimjee Secondary from 1954-60, then I taught you
lot at Aga Khan Primary from 61-63, then went back to KS from 63-64 for
HSC, then I was a teacher there until September 65...
...I'm in Vancouver, Canada now working at the Vancouver Community
Wednesday, April 21, 1999
Safder Alladina E-mail
Suggestion: Try and arrange a cricket match on Sunday if possible and
solicit names of would-be participants.
Saturday, May 1, 1999
Kirit D. Desai E-mail
I thought that I would break the stalemate and write an e-mail message
to all who are participating in the reunion or are sitting on the fence.
Once again let us get the ball rolling. I would love to read more messages
from more people and see more photos.
Also, where are you, Soter Da Silva, Hasan Sukhadwalla???*
Wednesday, May 12, 1998
Alikhan Hasham E-mail
*At the moment, they are in photo #17 - now we need to get them off
the fence! Editor
I hope arrangements for the reunion are progressing well. I am so sorry
I can't attend but I have communicated with the people whom I am in contact
with. My regards to all our classmates.
Thursday, May 13, 1999
Aziz H. Jaffer E-mail
Nick Sajoo told me about the reunion, he was kind enough to fax me
the website address. Unfortunately due to a wedding in the family I will
not be able to attend. Could you please keep me informed of any future
events? Good luck with the reunion!
Sunday, May 16, 1999
Anil Bharwani E-mail
I just want all my colleagues to know that I am looking forward to
re-union at the end of July. As you know I was known as Mithoo
Popat Kassam and any of my classmates who wants to get in touch with me
please do so.
Sunday, May 16, 1999
Taj Kassam E-mail
I was very glad to hear about this reunion through my sister in London.
It is funny how these things happen. A week ago, I was thinking about such
an idea and if it could ever be possible. My hats off to the people organizing
it. I have already started gathering the old photos to bring with me. I
do have quite a collection. I will definitely attend. Looking forward to
July 31, 1999!
Sunday, May 30, 1999
Dilip A. Shah (O Level Class of 1970) E-mail
I did my 'o' levels at Usagara from 1971 to 1974. I am now living in
UK. I will not be attending the reunion as I will be away on an Umrah trip.
I would like to hear from other students in that year group. Thanks.
Friday, June 4, 1999
Taher Esmailji (Magirawalla) E-mail
I attended Popatlal Secondary School from 1966-1969.After O-Levels,
ended up in IRINGA at Mkwawa High School for A-Levels. Graduated in Medicine
from Univ. of Bristol, UK in 1978. Currently practicing medicine in Glos.
I would love to hear from class-mates at Popatlal or Mkwawa. I look
forward to attending the reunion and will confirm as soon as I can arrange
locum for my practice.
Saturday, June 6, 1999
Esmail Esmailji E-mail
Many congratulations and compliments to the organization committee
of the reunion. Guys, you have have done a wonderful job. In this age of
technology it is amazing how people across the oceans can communicate and
access information so rapidly - truly its a global village. I really feel
sorry that I may not be able to attend the re-union, especially being a
past student and a teacher at Karimjee. But I am still trying. In case
I can't make it, my best wishes to the organizing committe and all those
who will be
attending.It is truly going to be a magnificient event. Will be glad
to hear from past associates.
Saturday, June 19, 1999
Noorallah Dharsee, Calgary. E-mail
In Tanga we were raw enough to be fractious at an instant.Yet with
distance and time we are demonstrating almost " love to death". This explains
the desire to meet and reminisce. What really interests me is the projections
of each one of us, as if we had not dissipated from Tanga. Can we visualise
ourselves to be living, maturing and mellowing in that unassuming railway
stop? The big question is could Tanga have contained all our desires, ambitions
and yearnings to claim our stake in the whole wide world (www)? I certainly
believe that deep down we all must have known that Tanga was not much more
than a "cul de sac" yet we have such a romantic attachment to it. My name
is Shiraz Manji (Shinoo). I spent years 69/71 at Karimjee and recognise
quite a few names on the web site. I will give a good shot to be in Toronto
to share this time with all of you.
Sunday, June 27, 1999
"Shinoo" Shiraz Manji, near Chelmsford, England. E-mail
I attended Karimjee School, primary and secondary, completing HSC in
1962/3. Further education, graduation in Germany and UK. Now, after traversing
so many lands, Consultant Diagnostic Radiologist here in UK. Married with
a son and a daughter. Despondent that I am
not able to attend the Toronto Reunion. So many names and faces come
across my mind, when academic and sports achievements of the school
was a household name. I greet all my friends, so dear to me, in sharing
these achievements, successes and failures- not to forget the glorious
dynasty. Between the Idea and the Reality falls a shadow. Getting things
done can be so hard. Dreaming up what might be done is, in contrast, easy
(TS Elliot). For those who make the
Toronto Reunion a success is the reality. I shall miss you all and
try to share your moments of joy even though I shall be in the "shadow".
Saturday, July 24, 1999
Hamid K. Khan, Middlesex, England E-mail
Hi Everybody, the re-union is next week, and the anticipation rises!
I thought I would share some thoughts that I have been musing over in the
last few months as I looked towards the re-union. As Poptlal was after
my time, the following refers most to Karimjee, with due apologies. The
re-union brings many emotions: memories - afternoon swims at Raskazone,
night cards games, kahava, mandazi and halva at Ngamiani; walks and bike
rides; embarrassing episodes; patching, dances and parties; sports activities;
friendships; teachers and teacher pranks; sneaking rides during the weekends
at National Service; teenage infatuations, to (now adult) love; from being
kids and teenagers to adulthood, marriage, parenthood and caregivers to
our parents -, reflection of time passed and the future and the in-between
- technological, economic, history, culttural, societal, ideological, and
for us, continental changes - that we have been witness to and part of
Ė all from that delightfully sleepy, leafy and beautiful town called Tanga,
and studying, with an occasional spanking, at that very friendly and welcoming
buildings of Karimjee School. These memories and feelings will always be
indelible. Also, feelings of amazement. As somebody as already observed
in an e-mail, that small town has produced a remarkable, talented, and
accomplished group of young people who have successfully made their way
in this world. The numbers are completely out of proportion to that small
town. And as such, we are a testament to the equality of human beings,
because our grandfathers and great grandfathers came from humble origins.
In that sense, we are a parallel to the American Immigrant experience.
And gratitude. Gratitude to our parents for raising us decent, well adjusted,
and strong enough to withstand the changes all of us have faced. Many of
them never had the good fortune to go to school, let alone college. Gratitude
to the communities, which provided both support and spur. Gratitude
to our teachers, who we, after coming to the US, Canada, and other technologically
advanced countries, realize gave us a world class education. Gratitude
to the Karimjee Family for their generosity, and in building what is an
open, cheerful architecture. Gratitude to the country that nourished us,
and expanded our horizons. Gratitude to Mwalimu Julius Nyerere for political
and mental emancipation, and pride. Gratitude to Mahatma Ghandhi, Martin
Luther King, Justice Thurgood Marshall, and the Civil Rights movement in
the US for bringing enlightenment and change in society, laws, and immigration
policies, starting in the US, followed by Canada and the rest of the world,
that made it possible for us to settle here. (A point that is often
dimly recognized.) And finally, of course, gratitude to the organizing
committee which is making this possible. It also brings forward feelings
of renewal, reconnection, and rebirth. Meeting friends and acquaintances
we have not met in decades. Friends that have been for some of us literally
in the same classrooms since we were in kindergarten. Picturing grayer
and less hair, probable middle-aged bulges, accents, and styles that have
changed. When thinking in this vein, a song comes to mind: ďIn my lifeĒ,
written by John Lennon. John Lennon always thought of himself as a poet,
and this is regarded as his signature song. While I am slightly embarrassed
to propose a Beatle song as an appropriate metaphor, most of the words
seem very apt. It is about the past and present. Hereís how it goes.
There are places I remember all my life,
Though some have changed.
Some forever, not for better,
Some have gone, and some remain.
All these places had their moments,
With lovers and friends I still can recall.
Some are dead, and some are living,
In my life, Iíve loved them all.
But of all these friends and lovers,
There is no one compares with you.
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know will never lose affection
For people and things that went before,
I know I Ďll often stop and think about them,
In my life, Iíll love you more
Though I know will never lose affection
For people and things that went before,
I know I Ďll often stop and think about them,
In my life, Iíll love you more
In my life, Iíll love you more
Some ideas Iíd like to throw out. First, letís make this a biennial
event, or at least every five years. I think that would be delightful.
We could have this in different cities. Second, a book of biographical
sketches, with pictures. We should all contribute one page about who we
are, covering past and present, and how we have changed over time, our
current interests, significant others, and kids. A family picture would
constitute the second page. Such a biographical directory would be specially
helpful in bridging class-year barriers, and bringing kindred spirits together.
Third, something for our school and town. I always felt I owe something
to the country, town and school. Most of us have been fortunate to have
done well in this area and live middle class, upper-middle class lives
or better. I suggest we all donate $100 each to a fund. We could easily
raise $25K-$50K. First of all, we should treat the organizing committee
to a wonderful dinner, or a some similar gesture, to thank them for their
considerable efforts. In future, the fund be used to great effect for school
enrichment e.g. library books, equipment etc. At some point these could
be extended to the town. Charitable organizations such as Oxfam are also
a potential channel. This fund, if set up properly, can be a tax deductible
charity, which in effect will reduce our contributions. A committee can
run the fund. Please consider my contribution pledged.
It is not righteous
That you turn east and west
But they are righteous
who donate goods and money
though he loves it dearly
to the orphans, poor and the needy
The Holy Quran 5-177
Similar sentiments can be found in the Gita, Buddhism, Bible, and the
Torah, or liberal humanism.
Please bear with me in this sharing of thoughts, from the Beatles to
the Koran!. I am looking forward to meeting all the people I grew up and
studied with. I promised myself I am going to dance with all the girls
I was, as a shy kid, too embarrassed to flirt with. ( I have my wifeís
Sunday, July 25, 1999
Moez H. Rawji, Boston, MA E-Mail
What an awesome work you guys have accomplished. I am truly impressed.
It is with regret that I am unable to attend the re-union. I often wonder
what has become of all the friends I had from Tanga. Even though it has
been almost 24 years since I left, my memories are as real as if it was
yesterday. I thank God for all that we had and did as we were growing
up in a stable and excellent environment with a strong emphasis on education.
My dad used to tell us all the time: You can be robbed of all your possessions,
but no one can rob your mind if you educate it! I also remember the saying
on the wall at the primary school:
I cried for I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet.
This has stayed with me all my life and has taught me to be humble
person in all that I do. I currently reside in Waterford, Connecticut (USA).
Telephone (860) 504-2525. I am married twenty years
and have two children, son 11 years and daughter 8 years, and
a wonderful wife. By profession I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
and have been in practice since 1989 with my own accounting firm. I also
own several businesses and love my work. Please keep me appraised of any
future developments. God Bless you all.
Monday, July 26, 1999
Teja Shariff (Naushad Sherali Teja), Waterford, CT E-mail
Just a short message to wish you all the best of Karimjee School and
Tanga spirit. Please enjoy yourselves and revive the good old memories.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to partake in this momentous occasion.
My thoughts and feelings will be with all of you over the reunion period,
admittedly with envy. I take this opportunity to congratulate and commend
the entire committee for
having the wisdom and courage to organise such an event and to all
the participants for making it possible.
HAVE FUN and REMINISCE TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT.
Food for thought! How about a reunion in Tanga itself? Perhaps next
year! Just the thought makes one's mouth water.
Tuesday, July 27, 1999
Dr Hassan B. Akberali (Sukhadwalla), Surrey, UK E-mail
What a wonderful effort. There is no doubt that the time we all had
in Tanga will never be forgotten. I finished my education (Form IV) in
1967. Now living in Dubai. Among the friends I remember off-hand (others
please forgive me) are Javed Qureishi, Naushad Khatau, Soter Da Silva.
I am hopeful many others remember me too. The love of Tanga is so great
that a singer says:
"MAPENZI HAYANA DAWA". (There is no medicine to replace love!)
Best wishes and keep it up!
Thursday, July 29, 1999
Husein Manji, Dubai, UAE E-mail
Just got back from the reunion and what a great time we had. Thanks
to all the organizers for doing such a wonderful job, and I hope we have
another one soon. Actuall we can't wait! Hopefully the the Tangaites who
missed the event will attend the next one.
2.30 AM! Sunday, August 1, 1999
Iqbal & Shazmin Alladina, Toronto E-mail
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate
you for the tireless effort you put into a fantastic
evening. It was rather nostalgic meeting after 33 years and it's an
evening I will remember for a long time to come. Unfortunately I had a
wedding and could not attend the dinner but enjoyed meeting the rest of
my schoolmates and my teachers D. M. Desai and R.C.Mehta. I had to leave
yesterday evening and could not attend the picnic as I work in the States
and could not get the time off. Thanks once again for a wonderful evening!
Monday, August 2, 1999
Stephen de Souza, Toronto E-mail
Let me first congratulate the Organizing
Committee for doing such a great job of networking Karimjee School graduates
! I am absolutely overwhelmed!! I am an old alumnus of Karimjee. Started
primary school in what was then an old rusty building close to a locomotive
railway shed. You can imagine the amount of smoke and soot from those creaky
engines that we had to put up with while memorizing math tables under the
stern eyes of Mr.Jethi. We moved into the 'new' Primary School building
in Bombo area, I guess, in 1949/50. Completed both SC and HSC when the
school relocated in the Usagara area. We had only 3 students taking biology
- Hamid Khan (I miss him very much), Gullzar Kassam and myself. Incidentally,
a picture of Class of '59 did bring some very pleasant memories. Thank
Graduated from University of Nairobi in 1967/68,
and taught zoology at Karimjee during 1968-70. Abbas Kapacee will re2member
me very well and so would Soraiya! Folks, you don't know how
much I have missed the great times I've had as
a student and as a teacher at Karimjee. In the final
analysis, I will always owe to family and my
teachers what I have accomplished today. Good to see Nurallah Dharsee in
the picture. And Mr.D.M.Desai, too! Kirit, you'll always be my "buddy".
It is unfortunate that I will miss the congregation. Hopefully, I will
make it next time.
Best wishes and have lots of fun!!
Tuesday, August 3, 1999
Afzal Aziz E-mail
Please accept this message with profound thanks for organizing the
Karimjee Reunion from my wife Susan and myself. We can just barely appreciate
the countless hours you all must have put in. We enjoyed ourselves very
much and had time to renew acquaintances and make new ones.
Friday, August 6, 1999
Dilip & Susan Shah, Median, Ohio E-mail
At this time last week, we were in Toronto in sheer anticipation of
the re-union dinner & dance and other attendant activities. Sadly enough,
it is over in what appears to be a mere twinkling
of the eye! Nonetheless, a myriad collection of memories remains and
that by itself is emotional
sustenance enough! Both Ajit and I would like to say a big "thank you"
to all members of the
organizing committee for all their unflagging endeavors, time, and
commitment to the just-concluded event of a lifetime. As a Karimjee alumnus,
it was really an emotional roller-coaster for me to see and meet most of
my friends after a relative eternity - I never thought that I would ever
get the opportunity to re-unite with this family of friends. Thank you
all, indeed, for the wonderful memories
which will, most definitely, last for ever! My husband, Ajit, also
had what he calls an exhilirating time, when he was able to put faces to
the many names he had been introduced to
prior to the re-union, as well as for making numerous friends! Besides
the dinner-dance, the picnic and the music party provided just the right
touch to this occasion. Our feelings are pretty well summed up by the song
from the film "Hum Dono," which says "Abhi na jao chhod ke, dil abhi
God bless and good luck to one and all, and let's keep in touch!
Friday, August 6, 1999
Molly & Ajit Daniel, Winona, Minnesota E-mail
Well it's done. Will there ever be another one? Who knows. All I have
to say is that it was a wonderful reunion, made possible by the organizing
committee, all participants, friends etc.
To Moez Rawji, Sultan Murji, Mohammed Moloo, Zahir Moloo, Zahir
Dhalla, Mickey, Latif Alladina, Rozina, and Zainul, Bill Gingrich and countless
others....... thanks for the wonderful memories. And to the Muchachos,
Zahir, Sadru, Shiraz....thanks for being there for the photo
sessions. I will send you the photo.
Highlight of the reunion: An "ALL NIGHTER" that five of us pulled though
Sunday and Monday night. After the music party, countless cups of coffee
and heavy discussions on everything from faith to political strategies,
when we finally looked up, it was Monday morning 7.00 a.m. Thanks to Sadru
Nazerali, Zahir Teja, Jamila Babul, and my patient wife Naz for participating.
All photos I took came out wonderful. Will share appropriate
ones at this site as soon as I have the time to scan them.
Once again, thanks to everyone for making this one possible.
Great presentations also at the dinner.
Tuesday, August 10, 1999
Naz and Alikhan Hasham, St Albert, Alberta E-mail
I just want to say that I attended the reunion and it was a great get-together
and the organization was Military perfect. Keep up the good job.
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Victor F Fernandes, Coquitlam, B.C. E-mail
It was a wonderful and joyous evening full of screams of excitement
seeing classmates, schoolmates and teachers Mr. D. M. Desai, Mr. R.C. Mehta,
Mr. Bill Gingrich and others after that long period of 30/35 years.
All this was possible due to great team work of organizers Zahir, Yasmin,
Soraiya, Naseem, Lubaina, Javed, Aftab and Aladin.
Our thanks to all these folks for the Job Well Done. Bravo again !
Monday, August 16, 1999
Diana & Nick Sajoo E- mail
Congratulations!!! Superb arrangements, great organisation and
lots of effort. My wife and I enjoyed the stay and thank the committee
for reviving old freindships.
Wednesday, August 18, 1999
Rashida and Fazle Dalal, E-mail
The build up to the reunion was enormous and we were full of all kinds
of expectations of what would take place. We were not disappointed and
every event we attended more than matched our expectations. The hard work
that had been put in by the committee members is greatly appreciated! Both
Arvah and I would like to say a great big "thank you" to all who were in
involved for all their efforts.
Although the reunion was three weeks ago, it has still left a lasting
mark on our memories. We met so many classmates and shared anecdotes from
years gone by. I think everyone who attended the gala dinner, picnic and
music party had a great time. I can't speak for everybody else but I know
we sure did!
God Bless and good luck to one and all. I hope we manage to keep in
Friday, August 20, 1999
Arvah and Waseem Kazmi E-mail