Professor of Physics (1960-1981)
By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif
Prof. John Mumtaz joined the college in
1960 as teacher of Physics. He retired from the
college in 1981.
He was born on 27 April 1930. He had two
The late John Mumtaz Sahib was truly an all-rounder. He
was truly one of the best in
teaching Physics. Besides, he
was a great sports coach as well. His
great coaching skills contributed towards Petaro
becoming champion in many of the sports.
John Mumtaz Sahib rarely spoke in Urdu. He would feel
more comfortable talking in English. However, his spoken
English was unique in its style of expression. When he
would be perturbed or exasperated, you would know it
through his expression “Oye Look-o Mister!” At the same
time, he was a thorough gentleman.
always very prompt, hard working and disciplined. These
characteristics of his are beautifully demonstrated in his
short autograph he wrote for me 37 years ago. Work ethics are
extremely important in one’s life. And coupled with universal
brotherhood, these can bring luck and success. May Allah bless
Mr. John Mumtaz’s soul.