Major (retd) Langlands laid to rest

Political dignitaries and leaders attended the late teachers' funeral

Tribune Report January 07, 2019
Major Geoffrey Douglas Langlands. PHOTO:FILE

Last rites for Major (retd) Geoffrey Douglas Langlands, a senior teacher at Atchison College, were offered on the school's premises on Monday.

Major (retd) Langlands breathed his last on January 2 at the age of 101 and was buried in Lahore's graveyard.

Major Langlands: The blue-eyed boy

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, core commander and other political personalities attended the last rites.

Langlands, who has been awarded a Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz and other titles such as order of British Empire, taught important political personalities including Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Major Langlands' coffin. PHOTO:EXPRESS Major Langlands' coffin. PHOTO:EXPRESS

Born on October 21, 1917, in Yorkshire, England Langlands joined the British army in 1939 and later offered to volunteer in the Indian army in 1944.

After partition, he was offered service in the Pakistan Army which he accepted. He was a Major when he retired from the army. At that time, he was granted permission to stay permanently in Pakistan by president Ayub Khan.

He was employed by Atchison College in 1954. He was posted as the principal Razmak cadet college in 1970 from Atchison College where he served for 10 years till 1989.


Aitchisonion | 4 years ago | Reply Imran Khan should have attended his funeral.
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