Happy birthday, Mr Goss – 94th 

May 3rd 2023

My dear Mr Goss,

Warm and sincere wishes on this your 94th (Ninety Fourth) birthday. My friends, I and our respective families wish you a wonderful day. May the years ahead, and may there be many, many more, continue to bring you good health, great happiness and tons of laughter.

Looking back and from my collection, I am sending as attachments to this mail a few photographs of the way we still remember you. The change, which has surely occurred over these long years, does not register in our mind’s eye. You are still the spritely young man we knew who walked in briskly into the class and went about the assignment without much ado. What was enormously enjoyable was your introducing us to Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes. Those class sessions were inevitably the most enjoyable and certainly the most remembered. It certainly did inculcate the reading habit in so many of us. Sometimes I wish we had started with P G Wodehouse though Conan Doyle is a class apart in an entirely different genre. In those mostly quiet corridors, peals of laughter generated by a Jeeves incident may have had other consequences, I suspect !!

I will not recount your fearful and stern marking record but I think it was all well-meant. No blemishes ever attached to us but it was a good inkling, a warning lesson, perhaps, of how tough life can be. It all began with red ink in the classroom !!

Thank you, Mr Goss.

With great warmth and affectionate wishes from us all, once again


Vijay Khurana

My dear Mr Goss,

A very Happy Birthday to you.
I recall our Geography lessons, 39 Steps,  and your being our Housemaster !
Many Happy Returns !
Our best regards to your family.

Govinder Singh
Ibbetson 1952-1963

Hi Mr Goss: I wish you a very happy birthday. May all your wishes come true. Best regards also to your charming wife.
Joe Joshi 1
Rivaz 1954 – 1963
Commercial airline / combat pilot and war correspondent in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
Senior editor of print and broadcast news with worldwide experience.

Joe Joshi

Dear Mr. Goss,
Wishing you a most wonderful and a very happy birthday with all my heart.
Respectfully yours,
NP Pawa

Dear Mr.Goss
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
May God give you good health and happiness.Warm regards to Mrs Goss.
With lots of love.
K.Vijay Singh

4 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Mr Goss – 94th 

  1. Rishi Rana

    Dear Mr.Goss,
    I am truly inspired by the longevity of your life and longevity of your life with Mrs Goss. A shining example to the world on how to live. We at our time at BCS were blessed with many teachers and you were surely one of them. The attached photos of Vijay brings back many happy memories.
    Wish you and Mrs Goss a wonderful day of reflection
    And all the Best for the future
    Warm Regards
    Rishi Rana

  2. Sunil Mehta

    Happy Birthday Mr Goss. I fondly remember Mrs Goss in my first year at BCS in 1959 as the matron of Linlithgow (Lillies as we called it). She was the mother figure who kept us from being homesick and you were the taciturn disciplinarian in the background we were all scared of. Wish you many more happy years.

  3. Gurdeep Singh

    Many many happy returns of the day Mr Goss on turning 94yrs young on 3rd May.
    With warm regards to Mrs Goss and you and prayers for many more such happy occasions f or you both
    Gurdeep Singh
    (Lefroy. 1953-1960 )

  4. Nitish Grover

    Mr Goss
    Wish you a very happy birthday. I was at BCS from 1966 to 71 and fondly remember my years at school. I dont remember being taught by you but the spirit of all teachings at the school imbibed

    Nitish Grover FCA ACMA

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