Head of Dept
of Sindhi (1961-1988)
Mr. Mohammad Saleem Mangi - 1970
By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif
Mr. Mohammad Saleem Mangi joined Cadet
College Petaro in 1961 as lecturer in Sindhi, and
retired as Professor in 1988.
He was born on 20
September 1928 at Khairpur and got married to (late) Mrs.
Sakina. They had 4 children - Khawar 7212/Qasim, Azra,
Seemi (married to Sohail Mangi 8298/Jinnah) and Tahir
8307/Jinnah. After the death of Mrs. Sakina in December
1980, Mangi Sb got married to Mrs. Surayya who was a
widow. She did not bear him any children.
Sb expired on 19 March 2007 at Gujranwala as a result of
a cardiac arrest. He was buried at Karachi.
Mangi Sb was a very
learned man in terms of his educational qualifications.
He had an M.A. in History, an M.A. in Islamiyat, an M.A.
in Sindhi, and an LL.B. - all from Sindh University.
Before joining Cadet
College Petaro, he was a Flight Lieutenant in the
Pakistan Airforce. In 1959 or 1960, he was involved in
the crash of a Cessna aircraft, and was grounded after
that. Therefore he chose to leave the Airforce and get
into the field of education.
Thus, he joined Cadet
College Petaro in 1961 as a lecturer in Sindhi
Department. I vividly remember that he had several
additional duties at the college. During my time (late
1960s) he was the Mess Officer.
He served as House
Master of Jinnah House from
After leaving Petaro
in 1988, Mangi Sb moved first to his native Khairpur and
set up a law practice there. He remained there until
1999. That year, he decided to move to Gujranwala which
was the home town of his second wife Mrs. Surayya, and
he set up a school called Sadiq Public School Gujranwala
there. He was the Principal of this school until the end
of his life in 2007.
Other than his two
sons and one son-in-law who are Petarians (see above for
details), one of his brothers-in-law, the late
Altaf Hussain Mangi
933/Ayub was also a Petarian.
May Allah rest Mangi
Sb's soul in Jannatul Firdaus.