KARACHI: Deena Mistri, the great-granddaughter of the founder of Bai Virbaijee Soparivala (BVS) Parsi High School, and its former principal, passed away on Thursday at the age of 85. She had taught there for 55 years.
Mistri started teaching English in 1951 and became the first woman to teach the secondary classes at the time. Her contribution to the field of education accounts for thousands of students who are now reputed names in their professions. After 21 years of dedicated service, she became the principal of the BVS in 1972, retiring 32 years later in a rousing service held in 2004.