Mrs M. Varughese departed

Sad day.

Deepest condolences for a good woman and a wonderful teacher. She was virtue defined and I can still see her in that class room, which had a view of the Tara Devi Hill, teaching us the first lessons in arithmetic – how to add, subtract, multiply and divide in that order, over those lovely days in the Spring of 1954.

Basic life’s lessons came from people like her. We imbibed them like sponges and what haven’t they done to make our lives fruitful and productive ?!! She also taught us Divinity for a brief while but her lessons had little to do with the Bible. She devoted her time to inculcating the basic value systems for a good life to 7 year olds eager to learn life’s first lessons.

The Varughese couple will always occupy an enduring presence in the lives of so many of us. They were exceptional people and made a deep impression on us. To this day they are remembered as teachers who were committed and cared deeply for the students in their care. They tailored their influence based on the needs of the individual which is why they were so impactful.

The people who really make a difference are not what they say to you but how they make you feel. She and her husband made us feel wanted and feel really good. Thank you.

We convey our respects and whisper in her ears our everlasting love.

Our deepest sympathies to Anna, Sara, their respective families and to you.



From: Mary Varughese
Sent: 17 June 2017 08:34
To: Vijay Khurana
Subject: Re: Mrs M. Varughese departed

Dear Vijay

My mother went to her heavenly abode, yesterday afternoon. Funeral will be tomorrow afternoon in Kerala.

Please inform BCS OCA

Thank you to all for your support.

Mary, (Ramani, Anna and Sara)

6 thoughts on “Mrs M. Varughese departed

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  2. Ranbir Singh Brar (Lefroy '66)

    A great couple – the Verghese. Solid pillars of the School — RIP

  3. Vivek Bhasin

    My heartfelt condolences to the Verghuese family on the passing of Ma’am. The photograph of Lefroy House congregated with Head Master Dustan, House Master Mr Verghese and Ma’am bring back a rush of memories of what these noble humble souls taught us at our Bishop Cotton School. I am sitting on the ground slightly to the left of Ma’am, a six year old , sixth from the right..
    The photograph ( circa 1962) shows stillness and quietness that comes with integrity and character being formulated inside every Cottonian. Every passing day shows how precious we all are… Cottonians!
    Ever Sincerely
    Vivek Bhasin
    Lefroy 1961-1970

  4. Anil Advani

    Dear Mary, Anna and Sara
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.
    My parents remember both your parents well and with fondness and also the three of you.
    Sincerely, Anil

  5. Jagat Aulakh

    I remember them both vividly and with great affection. She taught me Arithmetic when I was 7 and gave me extra lessons at their house if I had difficulties. He was a Physics teacher, par excellence, in the senior school. I still remember virtually everything they taught me.

    Lovely to see the family photograph.

    With sincere condolences and kind regards

    Jagat Aulakh

  6. Paddy Singh

    “The people who really make a difference are not what they say to you but how they make you feel”. You belong to an age that slowly that slowly goes into oblivion. Many of us were all lucky to be part of that era because todays ones have not and will never experience that age ever. RIP Mrs Varughese.

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