At Cardinal Gracias High School

An old picture of Lalit Patil (yours truly) with Father Rocky (the Principal) in 1985 (maybe, 1986) at Cardinal Gracias High School, Bandra East, Mumbai. I was here from my kindergarten to 7th grade!

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  1. Hey Lalit…it was a great pleasure going through your Blog. I saw your profile on Orkut and thats how I landed here…

    I can’t say how happy I am to see the positive outlook in all the articles you wrote..it was refreshing…

    Aditya Joshi – Somalwar Ramdaspeth, Nagpur

  2. Hi Lalit

    I was a student of Cardinal Gracias and completed my SSC from the school in 1992. Which batch do you belong to ?

  3. I,michael pereira was a student of cardinal gracias high school while the principal were Fr Prakash,Fr samuel & Fr vijay. I love my school & I miss u all fds, tchrs,………..Thanks for anil nair ,Rita d’souza, Pasha & all who made this happen.may god bless u all & our school too. BYE till then.

      • Hi Janet – I was just browsing the web when I saw the CGHS website and one thing led to the another and I stumbled on your entry here.

        Wonder if you remember me … we were in the same class and division definitely in the 8th, 9th and 10th.

        Would be great to connect.

        Take care.

        Prakash Subramaniam

      • heyy janet hi guess u from my bro sunils batch am in touch with malik/leslie/james/prakash and quite a few more look forward to hear from u u can mail at cardinal.gracias@rediffmail.com and also on the school web site post ur details in the alumni form cardinalgraciashighschool.com will be meeting a few batch heads with the school principal this year to work out the plan for the 50th year in 2011 some batches like 77/82/84 ours was the 77 batch and we have all the contacts with us so also the otherbatch data bases are ready and the more the merrier
        regards
        anil nair

    • Hi Michael
      This is Jitu Dagaonkar from the ’82 batch. I used to know a Nelson Pereira from school. Are you his brother? I remember he had an elder brother and sister.

  4. Hi, its me. I entered (V)CGHS in the year 1964 and left that place in 1976!! I actually lasted there for the entire period from KG till my 11th. Our batch was the first SSC batch that passed out after completing 10th Std.
    Well, its almost 33 years and i have become a Doctor and also teach in the Seth GS Medical College as a Professor(!) in the Interventional Radiology Department at Parel, Mumbai.
    Why cant we all meet and enjoy? I still have the Class IVth annual exam Report signed by Fr Prakash O’Prem.

    • Greetings
      This Is Shambhu ‘Sam’ Rao
      We were in CGHS together SSC 75 and XI 76
      I live in USA since 84 or so
      Hope alls well

      Cheers
      Sam

      • Dear Shambhu,

        Good to see your entry here. And definitely good to know that you are doing well.

        How are Indira and Sitaram? I passed out SSC in 1976 along with Indira and I do remember going to drawing classes (but can’t remember if it was with you or Sitaram).

        Do you have any contact coordinates where I can touch base with you all?

        Cheers!

        Prakash Subramaniam

      • sam… can u pass on ur sis indira’s contact so as to include her in our 1976 batch list nd keep her posted of the alumni meet development. tks…

      • Hello Jayapaul Sir. I am Nasir Ahmed from the 1976 SSC batch alongwith Aslam Shaikh, Mohsin, Salahuddin nd other dear friends. U was our Library teacher, Scout sir nd what not. We hoped to meet you at the golden jubilee function of our school but unfortunately you and many other teachers were not there.
        Trust you to be doing good. Are you in Mumbai? Do keep in touch. V cherish our teachers and you all are always in our prayers.
        Regards / Nasir
        Sent from BlackBerry® on Airtel

  5. Hey all, I was from the 1979 batch… Fr.Prakash, Fr.Samuel and Fr.Vijay (he was the principal then)..
    Hope to know someone from that batch..

  6. Hi, i have been in CGHS since 1972 abd have passed out in 1985. Hope to meet and talk to some of the classmates of that year. Fr. Vijay was the Principal of that year. I love my schopol and all the teachers specially Mr.Koman. Mr. Christy, Mrs. Shukla, Mr. Jamesand all my beloved kindergarten teachers. My mother Mrs . Girlie Francis was a KG teacher there till1992. I am teaching English in the iusland of Maldives.
    Marina Francis

    • Hi Marina,

      Trying to get in touch with students of CGHS 85 batch. We have our silver jubilee coming up next year and trying to get in touch with students of our batch. I was in the Sanskrit division. If you have any contact information, of anyone in our CGHS 85 batch, please forward it to jkshetty_1999@hotmail.com. We have been able to connect with a small group of our batch so far….Prasanna, Shally, Suniti, Shilpa, Sandesh, Manish, Olga D’silva to name a few. Would definately want to know more about you and if you have plans to attend or contribute to help networking to make this a successfull event.

    • Regards,

      Do you know Mandy (D’souza !!!), her Aunt was also KG teacher. Mandy Shifted to USA during 1978 or so.

      Thanks

    • Hi Marina,

      Hope you remeber me…. Maria!!!!(sabita’s sister in law, but class mates before) do you remeber shalini , shanti and do you remeber Audry), Audry lives next to my house in india @ Naigaon
      Hey!!! i am in dubai working with the Al Ghurair…. very nice to check the mail and would get back to me.

      • hi maria,

        are u the same marie,who had 2 sisters and one brother in the sane school. u were eldest . u,me your sister, anne mary, jamuna were all together passed out in 1975 new ssc. i lived in # 60 blg in gandhi nagar. i remember audry who stayed in mhb colony she had a brother. i like in <toronto.

      • Hi Maria and poongani
        This iS Shambhu Rao
        I was in CGHS and in same batch
        I am in touch with Arati Ovid, Auderey, Janet and a few more like Nishindra, Anil Giri etc
        Do connect with us
        sam At samrao.com

        I live in US for past 25 years

        Cheers

        SR

      • Hi Marina
        Do u remember me……..Salvation i was staying at Bandra (Audry’s neighbour) I still remember shalini, shanti of course i met her.

  7. Cecilia

    This is Shiva fr Cardinal. remember me. call at 9819132605. I have a host of numbers and names of ex-cardinalites.

    • hi shiva,

      nice to be in touch with you, i am from 82 batch, cghs, pl give me contact nos and names of any one you know, regards

      gurmeet s suri 09822236224

  8. Hi !

    I HVE BEEN IN CGHS & PASSED OUT MY SSC IN 2000 i.e 2000 BATCH. I MISS MY SCHOOLS DAYS VERY MUCH AS WELL AS ALL MY TEACHERS LIKE MRS. MARIAN MOSQUITTA, MRS. DAYA, MRS. GIRIJA, MRS. USHA & REST ALL.
    I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE MY BATCH FRNDS IF ANY ONE & THEY CAN CONTACT ME ON MY CELL 09967 298729.
    RECENTLY I M WORKING IN AN IMP & EXP FIRM AS AN ASST. ACCOUNTANT & I FEEL PROUD DAT I WAS AN STUDENT OF CGHS.

    REGARDS.

  9. I have some great memories from my school days. I graduated in 1984. Teachers I remember are Ms Grace Fernandes, Father Vijay, Ms Bird, my math teacher and several others. I sure would like to connect with some of my friends from those days. I remember Samson Sequeira, Irshad Maghrabi, Nasir, Shaji Matthew, Rajesh Agarwal. Email me back if any of you read this.

    • Hi Zulfi,
      GR8 to connect with U. This is Samson. Hey why don’t u write to me on sam_anj@hotmail.com. I still vividly remember U and ur immaculate dress sense.
      Zulfi, pl. respond. I’m on facebook too.
      Cheers,
      Samson

      • dear samson
        are you the same who was mr. bumblebee at one of the concerts and was in 10th B ?

        pradeep

      • Hi Samson
        This is Mamata from your class. Zulfi is probably Zulfikar. I just happened to stumble upon this blog accidently & was overjoyed to connect with old friends. I working in TIFR, doing Science. This is quite an old thread I have caught & I do not know whether anyone will respond to this.
        Mamata

      • Dear Mamta,

        Do you remember me ? I am Vidya Kurup. I was in CGHS till 8th std. After that we shifted to Borivli. Do you remember Sucharita, Kumudini, Mildred et al ?
        I remember coming to your house often in PWD colony. How are you doing ? Fine – I suppose.
        Great to get in touch with you….

    • Hi Zulfi ,
      This is Praveen Singh your batch mate 1981 SSC . Samson , Mamata , Mohammed , Shaji ,
      etc we were all in same class . My nos aRE 9029697199 . 22937324 .

  10. Sep 12, 2008

    From.
    Anil Kukmar Singh
    1977 batch

    Dear Lalit,

    It is heartening to see how fondly you and the others who

    responded remember Cardinal Gracias High School.

    I spent 10 years in the school, as did my sister, Neelam (1979

    batch), and brother Sunil (1981 batch).

    I am the Chief Reporter of the Times of India , Mumbai.

    Some years ago, Anil Nair from our batch organised a grand

    reunion of the 1977 batch. Michael (Tarzan) who has posted a

    comment here is from our batch. Nirmala Patil, who topped our

    batch, is the principal of a high school at Ujjain today.

    I remember the day when her aunt, Pratibha Patil,

    now the President, inaugurated the ladies

    hostel across the road in 1976.

    Allen Pinto, the other bright star from our batch, went on to

    become a mechant navy captain but has opted to take up a

    shore job and lives in Vakola.

    But life has its own surprises and at the reunion, some seven

    years ago, I was surprised to see how well some of the

    relatively unknown students had done in life.

    I am happy to have come across other alumni. I am available

    on 9820444866 or on the third floor of Times of India bldg,

    opp CST. Call before coming.

    Best of luck to all of you,

    Anil Singh

    • Hi Anil,
      Its so nice to see messages from batch mates of 1977. I hope you all remember me. I was in Xth C in Ms. Margaret’s class. We used to have a lot of fun in IXth A when our class was marked as the most notorious one. I’m in Toronto, Canada and my mom lives with my sis Arati in Australia. Its nice to know that you all are planning a gala function for the golden jubilee of the school. I wish i could attend the same as i missed out on the earlier events. Perhaps I might be there as I do come to India on business every year. If the dates coincide then surely i will be there.
      Good Luck to all!!!

      • hi nitin from your last name i am guessing you are Ovid teacher’s son. I would really love to get in touch with ovid teacher and express my heartfelt thanks to her for her huge role in shaping my life and giving me lot of self confidence. please give me her telephone or email address. i would really appreciate it.

        thanks a lot
        Akhila

      • Hi Nitin,
        nice to get u here. Did got in touch with arati the other day.But she didnt mention that ur mom was with her. anyway next time I chat will talk to ur mom . how is she? give my regards to her. Anyway keep in touch .I m on fb and I work for a garment factory in mauritius.
        tc and all the best.

    • Hello Anil,
      I was browsing through this website and came across your email. I graduated from CGHS in 1979 same year as your sister Neelam did. We were together in quite a few classes.
      I came to the US after my B.Tech in 1985. Will be browsing this site for more memories.
      Sanjay Gattani

  11. Hi,

    Its Anil Kumar Singh from the 1977 batch again.

    Can those of us who can meet at the school ? To begin with, lets stick to a 5 year period. For instance, a reunion of 1975 to 1979, 1980 to 1984, etc.

    Thanks to this blog, I got in touch with Dr Hemant Deshmukh. Like all of us, he wants to give something back to our alma mater.

    Let’s make a beginning by networking first. I can be contacted on anilsinghjournalist@gmail.com.

    Regards,
    Anil Singh

  12. Friends
    I am Anil Nair 1977 batch cardinal
    Find a lot of people with similar intentions.We have all tried to get a network going in our individual ways but felt the synergy was missng.We the 77 batch had a get together in school with about 35 odd retired teachers and we connected about 101 students of our batchwhere they were honored and it was a mind boggling spectacle where we really wished to see all the people we knew at least.
    We have now spread beyond our batch and collected thro networking abot 125 odd mail ids of different batches at cardinal.gracias@rediffmail.com and have mailed at least 200 students from batchmates or wherever possible.wouldnt remember the batch year of each of the reponses there but quite a few from every batch are there including juniors and seniors.Had even propounded the idea of all students meeting irrespective of batch year at school and calling each teacher of ours.Had always said that any student if he or she is able to add the adress of either a brother or sister or a friend whomsoever he or she in touch with will help increase the network base.Once that is thro we can decide a long term process to meet at school ‘
    Talking of activities we as a batch have set up a scholarship type at school for needy students.
    And am glad for one major thing that the pride our schoolmates have generated professionally for which we have to acept the base was CARDINAL and our teachers.
    which am seeing from the various feedbacks of students recd
    GOD BLESS U ALL AND LETS MAKE THE DREAM OF COMING TOGETHER AT SCHOOL SOME DAY TRUE FROM WHERE WE CAN ALL COORDINATE TO DO SOME ACTIVITY FOR THE ALMAMATER.
    Anil Nair
    26317827/9892344138

  13. HI,

    I am Pasha from 1977 batch.

    I am so happy seeing the ex-students of (V)CGHS are easily now contactable by this site, i still remember the days when myself and anil Nair use to meet after our office hours and search old houses of our batch and find out the details from the neighbors, etc. It has taken 2 months to gather all the students, but the we were very much overwhelmed and satisfied as more than 90 students from our batch came in contact with us and are still in contact with each other, in all events like happiness and sorrows. Today we are able to contact easily through this site, definitely if every one come together we can arrange a grand function at our school. I feel that if you have a will there will be success, as we are in touch from all corners of the word of our batch then why not all the ex-students can be contacted.

    I wish all the ex-students success and if any one requires my help they are most welcome.

    p_syed@hotmail.com
    9820211017-9321333571

    regards
    Pasha

    • Pasha ,Salamun Alaikum , , I am Mirza Shuaib Husain of 1978 batch in which were Saroj Mitter, Uday Tambe , Syed Qamruddin etc . Presently I am in KSA as an HVAC Instructor, Pl let me have whereabouts of other friends if u know.

      • Hi Mirza,
        This is James Joseph,do u know me. I was in CGHS n passed out in Xth in 77-78 batch n r u the same who use to stay in Khar.

  14. message for cecilia and zulfi
    Cecilia are u cecilia mendonca?? same girl from our batch would really like to know as the classmates would give u a idea whether we the same batch lol we all have become old enough to forget years.
    Micheal/pasha/ida/shobha nair/shaila/rekha/jyoti shetty/sheila lawande/ jyoti /manisha thakkar/manisha kadam/emma/anilmecwan/abhay/rita lopez/and dzouza/lazarus/anilpillai/anita ramchandran/rajiv/ bernard dias/eve ramnan/minal/davidaugustine/stanley/norman/atiq/arun/shubda/rashmi i mean these are the few names i recollect though we have about 100 nos on our data base
    zulfi u would know nasir/malik/sunil nair/les dzouza/muzaffar/james thomas
    if so please get in touch
    9892344138/26317827

  15. Hi this is Ivan was a student of Cardinal Gracias High School when Fr. Prakash was the principal. Passed out in 1975 and would love to connect with old friends.

    • Hi,
      Ivan myself from 1975 batch, u were staying in sanath bldg hopefully 26.
      I was staying in behrampada. At present staying in BLR 09901064947

  16. Hi,

    Glad to me amongst Cardinal Gracian’s. I had passed out in Mar’87. I am practising Chartered Accountant, residing at Mira Road.

    Regards

    CKP

    • Hi, Chandrahas. This is Seema Bangera here. Do you remember me ? I work for Income-tax. Our class mates were mohini bangera, pramila shetty, mohammed ali, sudhakar. I stay in Thane. R u in contact with anybody ? If so, let me know.

  17. Hi Zulfi,

    This is Shaji. It was great to read your message on this blog. I very distinctly remember the times we spent together studying and playing. What are you doing nowadays? I was in the 1981 batch (SSC). Were you in my same batch or one year junior to me?

    I do remember Samson Sequeira.

    After graduation I did CA and am now working in Kuwait at PricewaterhouseCoopers as Director – Audit.

    My email id is shaji95@gmail.com.

    Regards, Shaji

  18. Hi,

    I passed out from CGHS in 1980 and continue to be in touch with the fathers once in a while. I do voluntary work at Bandra East Community Centre and we plan to hold the second edition of a State wide Basketball tournament at the CGHS courts between November 1st to the 10th.

    CGHS has a very good cement court and floodlights and matches are held in the evening. Last year 36 teams participated in the men’s, boys and girls section ( over 400 players). This year we plan to have 40 teams and maybe some outstation teams as well.

    We look forward to your involvement and support. You could contact Fr. Cyril D’Souza ( email beccdirector@yahoo.co.in). My brother Donald is from the 84 batch and sister Renny from the 88 batch.

    I work with Alcatel-Lucent in Human resources.

    Look forward to catching up.

    Regards
    Ronald
    Class of 1980

    • Just came to know that so much has been happening with all ex cardinalites.Thanks to shambhu he informed me .I am madhu sewani(maiden surname)pahilwani(current)from 1978 batch.ESTHER DSOUZA,TRACY ABRAHM were few of my friends i used to go around with.What r the plans fr GOLDEN JUBILEE i would love to be apart of it.

      • Hi Sewani,
        Do you know Ms.Cecilia who was in the same batch staying at Bandra MHB Colony
        if so please give me her contact number or e-mai id

        Thanks
        Ss

  19. Hi Chandrahas,
    I am from the 87 batch too..Sudhakar, Rohan Fernandes..Mohini , Pramila,..Do you remember?

    I have some of our batch mates, and can pass o thier info.Send me yr email is, when convenient..
    Take care

    • Hi Suma,

      This is Jane Fernandes, I m also frm the 87 batch. Do u remember me.

      Please do pass on the information about our other batchmates to me also. Would really like to meet all of you’ll.
      Hope we meet sometime soon.

      Bye

      • I am Bina Ramdas from the 87 Batch (French). Do you remember me. Please do pass on the information to other batch mates.
        Awaiting a reply.

        Bye

    • guy’s i too belong to 87 batch,had students mohd ali,sudhakar ,seema,trupthi,rakesh gupta,kranti,firdaus,i was frm section d (sanskrit+marathi batch)rohan fernandes ,wasn’t it small guy who used to play baketball.well batchmates would be happy to conversate with you’ll.

      • Hi Vijeet. This is Seema Bangera. Remember me. R u in contact with mohammed ali, sudhakar, praveen. Contact me on 9820316279.

      • Hi Vijeet . How are you. This is mohammed alis younger brother, shaukat. We have met a few times. I will be in india in a week. my numbers 26476624. Big brother would love to talk with you . Give him a call. I know Pravin maaru was also you batch mate, along with sudhakar musham

      • hi vijeet how ru this is sameer khan along with lallu jamal sharief came to know u migrated to moscow how r things buddy

    • Hi Suma, dunno if u remember me, left school in 85. I remember u well and also Monika, Dharmendra, Mahesh Shirke, laxminarain, Jamal, and so on… I have very fond memories. I am a journalist and film-maker based in Delhi now… Do u have details of Mahesh and Dharmendra by any chance? Also would like to know about u

  20. The efforts put by all of us shouldnt go waste.Pasha me and quite a few of us have slogged to get a brief base going.
    Dr hemant has another 15 odd students of which we have prabhakar/shobha krishnan/sunil /muqtadar/mohan/arati/and many of the students who have passed thro kem hospital.Same way request talk to all friends we know or contact them to put their mail ids here or at cardinal.gracias@rediffmail.com to see if we can coordinate about a 1000 odd members at school.
    Few of us like Srinidhi rao etc have volunteered to help and we can acheive it if we synergise our efforts.
    Put thro the mails of each of our bro/sis/friends we in touch with and we can triplicate these nos at a drop of a hat.
    Thats enough to set up the preliminary base from where we can go ahead.
    Anil

  21. hi shaji, zulfi,ronald
    I am aziz brother of mohd. nawaz gurpur. I cant express my joy on seeing and reading your letters. Be in touch. This could have happened just because of anil nair.
    I remember my school very much.

  22. Hi All !!!
    This is Nasir Ahmed, passed SSC 1976 batch. I joined Valerian Cardinal Gracias School in 1965 Std.I and left the Alma Mater Cardinal Gracias High School in 1976 completing my SSC. During those 11 wonderful years, there are sooooo many good times spent I would like to share, which I would be doing in parts so that we are always in touch.
    I have an export business based in Mumbai and have my offices in Dubai and Kuwait and I keep travelling to these places. Presently I am in Kuwait.
    I am still in touch with friends, to name a few – Aslam Shaikh, Mohsin Abdul Qader, Mohammed Salahuddin, Anil Mecwan, Unnikrishnan Nair, Dinesh Naik. A few years back I met Yashodara Shetty, almost after 25 years at Shoppers Stop… it was really a moment of joy. It is sad to say that after meeting Sayeeda (sister of Pasha) after a looong time, she left us early, May the Almighty rest her soul in peace.
    Now, let me give a big thanks to Mr. Lalit, whom I get to know from this blog and also to our dear friends Anil Mecwan, Anil Nair and Pasha who have been trying to get all ex-students together on a common platform.
    knahmed02@gmail.com

    • Hi Nasir – great to see your entry. I remember riding the bus with you together right from my KG class onwards. How are you?

      I am writing to your gmail account separately … It is indeed sad to hear about Sayeeda … I do remember her distinctly.

      How are Mohsin, Aslam and the rest of the guys?

      Are you in touch with anyone else?

      Take care,

      Prakash Subramaniam

  23. Hiiiiiiiiiiii FRIENDS

    I m Kavita Nevrekar, I passed out from CGHS in 2001, I miss my School a lot,
    I remember my Teachers Mrs Grace, Mrs Shukla, Mrs Girija, Mrs Daya, Mrs Louisa, Mrs Loretta, Mrs Usha , mrs Sheela, Ms Jaishree, James sir, Joe Sir, Vice principal Gupta Sir, Poonam teacher, Alexander Sir, Prashant Sir, Pandey sir, Upadya Sir.

    I m in touch with few of my CGHS frnds Diana Rodrigues, Bhavisha Savla, Aniket Sakpal, And i would love to Reconnect with my Batch mates. U’ll can contact me on this ID kavitanevrekar@gmail.com.

    I Remember Few of my Batch mates like Bhumika Nath, Rubina Sheikh, Raiesa
    Jairish, Megha, Seema, Ankit , Divyesh, Vikas, Parag.

    Regards
    kavita

  24. Hi Lalit,
    After a long search i could connect to this page.
    infact its always good & refreshing to see pictures of our school days. Those were the best time of our lives yaar.
    Infact, i was very fond of our then principal Mr.Rocky when i passed out in 1985. He was a man who believed in discipline without any compromise but at the same time he was soft hearted too & very considerate.

    This idea of having a reunion had come to my mind several times over the last 5 years but did not quite materialize due to time constraint.

    But one thing is for sure, the idea has still not died out. I still want to organize a reunion of our batch (1984-85).
    I am still in touch with my classmates Deven Tichkule,Balaji Chawan, Shailesh parsekar & Liladhar.

    U take care buddy.
    Regards,
    Ravindar Nadar.

      • Hey Ravindra, Irfan – I stumbled on this page today – was surprised and happy to find your comments here – remember me? I was in your class too (was the 1986 batch) – Bala and Me shared a desk for a couple of years – still remember the lunch he would share – would be great to reconnect.
        Others I remember from our class – Viviene, Vincent, Reema, Salauddin, Miraj, Oscar

  25. hi all !
    some of the teachers whom i remember (1965-1976) who had a great hand in moulding our character and our future, my sincere regards and prayers for them and their family:
    my primary school days -
    june teacher – tall & slim.. that’s how i remember her who taught the lesson ‘late kate’.
    sequeira teacher – a touch of mom in her way of teaching. she used to stay at gandhi nagar.
    velu sir – discipline was utmost to him, our p.t. sir.
    secondry school days -
    dorothy rose teacher – a great soul, calm nd loving.
    d’souza teacher – maths teacher, her favourite was steel ruler on the knuckles for one mistake u comit in maths. out of fear we started taking interest in maths.
    micheal sir – was there for a year or two teaching marathi – his way of punishing was asking to hold scale between teeth and stand straight.
    gore sir – may his soul rest in peace, our drawing sir with whom we shared many a good moments.
    fernandez teacher – was there for a year or so taking history, she joined our school the year jumbo jets came flying to bombay.
    laxmi teacher – i think she came as substitute for short period, pucca malyali teacher.
    jose sir – was there for a short period teaching geography to us.
    scaria sir – scarry sir for his pinches i believe, also he was there who founded all types of clubs – science, photography, watch-making nd what not..
    father joseph – a lovable father who called us ‘bondu’ for silly mistakes we commit.
    krishnan sir – we used to call him ‘maamu’. years before munnabhai…
    many more to write but later…….
    i hope some of the young guys of our time share with me and take time to pray for good health of these noble teachers.

    • Dear Nasir,

      I do remember June teacher and Mrs. Sequeira exactly as you have described them. If I remember right June teacher left the school when we were in the second standard.

      Your description of the other wonderful teachers we had were bang on.

      I hope you have not forgotten Fr. Josephs – Abdul Narayan D’souza nickname in case he forgot the name of the student.

      You’ve missed out Mrs. Colin DeMonte … who taught us in the 5th.

      Morris Sir who taught us Science and Ms. Vadgama – a slim bespectacled teacher …

      As you probably weren’t in our division in the 7th (I was in 7-A and you in 7-C if my memory serves right) you missed out Ms. Imelda Mascarehas (I hope I spelt the second name right) who taught us for part of the year and to whom I owe a lot in terms of the quality of my English – as also Mrs. Kurien, who played a tremendous role. And Ms. Muriel who taught us in the second half of the 7th standard.

      I have already named Mrs. Kurien earlier but you would also remember Mrs. Velu – who taught us geography and history, Mrs. Chacko – physics and biology, Mrs. Patil – who was also the School Supervisor at that time and also taught us accountancy in the 9th and 10th.

      Parasnath Sir, Ramchandran Sir – our Hindi teachers.

      Do you remember Mr. Mishra – who was our Scout Master for some time?

      Mrs. Ovid our class teacher in the 10th, Mrs. Nagesh – our Sanskrit teacher ….

      Glory teacher who taught us Maths in Primary section, Mr. Koman who taught us Maths in the Secondary section …

      And Mr. Varghese – who taught us Physics as also Mrs. Jacob – who taught us biology.

      Am I forgetting anyone else? I would love to be reminded. ….

      I join Naseer in praying for the good health of our teachers who have made us what we are today.

      Prakash

      Prakash Subramaniam: Bach of 76

      • hi prakash,

        nice to recollect all those good memories of school days…
        i have faint memories of collin teacher and vadgama teacher.

        morris sir was my class sir in std. 7th. he passed away, may his soul rest in peace..

        i had to repeat std. 7th – and this time i was in std.7-a, and class teacher was ms. mascarhenas..in the first half and ms. muriel in the second half.. i owe a lot to both these teacher, although they were just with us for 6 months each, for what i am today. do u remember ms. mascarhenas 2 valuable periods explaining us the process of child-birth and the pain a mother takes in delivering her child.. she made us realise the importance of woman in our life and particularly of our mother. before she left the school, she made me the class leader, a responsibility that changed my attitude towards life. ms. muriel asked me to continue the responsibility and helped me overcome many a hurdles that we face during school days. they really were great teachers and may the lord bless them and their family good life..

        father prakash o prem will also be cherished although he was avery strict – don’t remember how many time we must have got his canning – may his soul rest in peace.. and father bent was a sweet father.. hope you remember him..

        keep in touch.
        nasir

      • PRAKASH WE GOT BLESSED THAT WAY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO MEET MOST OF THE TEACHERS DURING OUR GET TOGETHER JUST TO KEEP U POSTED
        COLIN TEACHER STILL TEACHES IN JAMNA BAI NARSEE TILL LAST YEAR AT LEAST
        MORRIS SIR EXPIRED UNFORTUNATELY
        OVID TEACHER IS IN OZ WITH HER DAUGHTER ARATI
        MARGARET TEACHER IS AT ANDHERI EAST
        GLORY TEACHER KURIEN TEAVHER CHACKO TEACHER PARASNATH SIRKOMAN SIR RAMCHANDRAN SIR IN BANDRA
        FR VIJAY IN JABALPUR PATI LTEACHER NAGESH TEACHER ARE NEIGHBORS IN VILEPARLE KARDOZ SIR IS STILL IN BANDRA RAMCHNDRA TEACHER IS AT BORIVLI
        RAHINJ TEACHER AT BANDRA AND OUR PRIMARY TEACHERS MRS BIRD AND MARY TEACHER IN BANDRA WEST
        VELU TEACHER SHIFTED TO CHENNAI
        DOROTHY TEACHER AT ANDHERI WEST SEQUEIRA TEACHER STILL AT THE SAME PLACE IN GANDHI NAGAR AND A HOST OF OTHER TECAHERS WHO BLESSED OUR DAY AT SCHOOL BY COMING OVER THAT NOSTALGIA IS SOMETHING THAT CANT BE EVER REPRODUCED IT HAS TO BE FELT ONLY BY JUST PASSING THRO THE SCHOOL CORRIDORS WHERE WE HAVE BEEN STUDYING /PUNISHED AND WHAT NOT BELEIVE ME IF WE EVER MAKE IT TO SCHOOL IN 2011 IT WOULD BE SOMETHING EXTRA ORDINARY AND A SORT OF HOME COMING OF SORTS MET VICTOR OUR SENIOR AT SCHOOL AND MANY MANY MORE FROM OUR SENIOR BATCHES AND THE MOST PERTINENT POINT IS MOST OF THE KIDS ARE DOING GOOD IN LIFE WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT CAN MAKE OUR TEACHERS PROUD OF
        GOD BLESS THEM AND THEIR PERSISITENCE

    • Dear all,
      A Big Hi to all CGHS mate’s. This is Suresh Jangid from 81 batch. Being one of most notorious & hence one of the favorite of Father Vijay. May be some of you may know me. Many thanks for an update on all our teachers & mentors who have played a key role in moulding us. I am here in Nairobi as chief Sales officer for Africa with Essar. Any one of my old friend is more than welcome to link up with me on +254 751 111 555 or sureshjangid@hotmail.com. Cheers!

      • Hai Suresh,
        I am Anthony stephen alexander ur classmate. at last aleast i could get hold of u. hope u remember me i used sit in first bench and u along with johnson,sunil and others in the last bench and u r mostly out of the class due to mischief.

  26. Oct2,

    Hi All,

    This is Anil Kumar Singh (1977 batch). Naseer Ahmed’s memories of our teachers has made me nostalgic.

    The one uppermost in my mind is Fr Prakash. Although he would cane us severely to punish us, he also encouraged good students and teachers. I remember how teachers too were terrified of him. Fr Prakash laid firm foundations for our school. He expired some years ago. May his soul rest in peace.

    Mrs Patil, the first headmistress, who should also get credit along with Fr Prakash for building the school. She was a perfectionist. Many years later when I met her she told me how ex-students popped up in the most unexpected places; one of them in a refinery in Assam. Now, I am sure you will bump into a Cardinalite in any part of the world.

    Mrs Kurien, who taught us English. She was jovial and meticulous but gave us so much homework that I spent two hours on finishing it everyday. Ultimately, that improved my writing and is now helping me in my profession as a journalist.

    Mr Ambrose, an excellent Maths teacher. Made the subject so simple.

    Mrs Ovid, who was always immaculately dressed. She argued on our behalf with the principal (Fr Samuel) to relax the rules so that our trousers could be more fashionable. I think we wore bell bottoms and flares were in fashion. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Mrs Nagesh, the gentle soul who taught us Sanskrit. She once found it difficult to read my handwriting in faint ink but read it nonetheless to assess my unit test answer paper.

    Mrs Velu, who had a motherly touch. I felt reassured when she came to wish us well at the venue of our SSC exam on the first day. Many years later, I met her on a morning walk at MIG Colony and she actually looked younger !

    Mr Ramchandra and Mr Parasnath, Hindi teachers, who were so different from each other. Hindi was a welcome diversion from the usual subjects. Once, may be in the fifth std, I was daydreaming in class and Mr Ramchandra gave me a resounding slap. That was one of my worst days in school. Now, I realise he was in a foul mood that day (though that’s no excuse). The other most traumatic time in school was learning to make a cardboard cobra in the craft class !

    Fr Vijay also taught us Hindi. But I remember him telling us about the industrial revolution and why boilers burst. When in a good mood, he would also read us jokes from a book !

    Mr Koman, who vibed well with the students.

    The elderly Mr Ramchandran, who wore gloves and a leather jacket while riding his luna.

    Miss Margaret taught us Chemistry quite well, the unsmiling Mrs Chako taught us Physics but I can’t remember who taught us Biology.

    I share Naseer’s sentiments about Mr Velu, the PT teacher, and about Mr Gore, with whom we went to Uttan (his village) on a scout excursion. We took a 9 am local train to Bhayander and returned at 6 pm the following day. Both times, the train was and we had our pick of window seats.

    I remember there was bombshell who taught us in the ninth or tenth. Like all good things, it didn’t last long! Can someone tell me who she was and what she taught? (I am sure some male teachers of that era can!)

    There were so many teachers; Mrs Colin, Mrs Chavan, Mrs Apte, Mr Jaiswal… In fact, a random listing such as this is unfair to the dozens of teachers who silently strived to give us the best.

    Although we met several teachers in the reunion five years ago, I envy Anil Nair and Pasha who met quite a few of them at their homes when they were organising the first get-together of the 1977 batch.

    I am looking forward to the next grand reunion of all batches.

    Regards,

    Anil Kumar Singh

    PS: I must add that I too taught at Cardinal Gracias HS for a month in 1982. After BSc from SIES college, I had some time and Mrs Kurien told me to take up a leave vacancy. My subjects were Chemistry and maybe Physics and I taught the eighth and ninth.

    • Dear Anil I passed out in 1982 as well and I very much remember the names of the teachers you mentioned and the trip to Uttan with Gore sir. I now live in Dubai. Please be in touch

    • Hi,
      I am Seraphino Fernandes from the 1978 batch. Nice to go on a free trip down memory lane with you, Nasir, Kavita and a host of others. Thanks Lalit for making CGHS alumni meet up on your blog. Seems like this blog is more active in connecting CGHS alumni.

      The mention of teachers brought back memories and made me feel nostalgic.

      As for Anil, the Biology teacher you have forgotten was Ms. Shukla. AND the ‘bombshell’ was Ms. Almeida who taught us Maths (Geometry) while Koman sir taught Algebra.

      But in our trip down memory lane how can we forget our dear teachers who taught us to hold our pencils and learn to read : our KG teachers – the late Ms. Cecilia and Mrs. Watt (among the earliest teachers of our school- remember there used to be only 2 divisions in KG then), our primary teachers Ms. Patsy Bird, Mrs. Amy Crasta, Mrs. Philu D’cruz (all of whom continued to teach years after we even finished college), Ms. Nancy (who expired when we were still in Secondary. I still remember the setting in Hollandia Hall when the announcement was made and our senior, Kusum fainted on hearing the news). Besides our teachers we also had a few non-teaching staff (cannot recollect their names) like our 2 nepali watchmen, office boys, two aiyahs who worked tirelessly and office staff Ms. Vanaja & Mr. Jaipal who formed a part of the CGHS family.

      Nasir’s list of 1976 students rolled me into a flashback. During those times there were not many students so even though they were my seniors, I could recollect some names & faces. Besides the first batch of SSC students graduated only in 1973. I remember the day how everyone was so happy to hear the 100 % result of the first batch. I recollect there were only about 30 odd students in that batch and we knew almost each one by name.

      The school also had 11th & 12th Std classes for about 2 years in between. I remember David Augustine’s brother Charles joined in during this time and later was a dominating student leader at Chetana. I had the pleasure of working alongside him a couple of years later and I learnt a lot of stuff from him.

      It will be worth spending a few thousands to come over from wherever we are and catch up with old mates……

  27. Hi to all and especially to anil !

    anil, i am still not able to get connected to you. well i wl try sending u mail to know u better.

    at times being lazy not able to come back with more of what i wanted to share, well anil has done it – thanks anil.

    as said, for hindi, we had ramchander sir, parsanath singh sir, pandey sir and father vijay.
    ramchander sir not only used to give those hi-fi slaps but would also call out – paaji, badtameez, nalayak, gada…. all his students must have got those titles once in their life time – agree?

    parasnath sir was also a terrorrist – but a soft one sometimes – very inquisitive. used to take p.t. and there he goes one, two, thee…

    pandey sir was the sir who used to come well suited and booted with a long neck tie.

    for marathi, we had ovid teacher, chavan teacher and nagesh teacher teaching sanskrit as well.

    ovid teacher was well dressed and always with the student. she did argue for us when we started wearing bell-bottom to the school and that was when we were in 8th std. in fact, that day we were asked to stand out of the class for our bottoms were about 20″ and one of the student aslam shaikh had it around 28″ or so.

    for english, we had miss alba teacher (may her soul rest in peace), nainan teacher, patil teacher, kurien teacher.

    patil teacher was our first headmistress and very strict with a motherly touch. she did give some good advices to students.
    another one was kurien teacher who used to stay at mig colony.

    we had varghese sir for physics who left school in 1977, i beleive and started business at masjid bunder vadgadi.

    we had ambrose sir teaching chemistry and used to get our name mixed up with his night school students. i still remember him asking us to visit a public loo near the bus stop to get the smell of ammonia.

    we had margaret teacher and chacko teacher with physics and chemistry and jacob teacher for biology.

    velu teacher was for geography and we students being students used to harass her a lot calling various name.

    maths of course was koman sir and all the students used to like him, very friendly and very sincere. took extra classes for no fees then so that we come out with good marks.

    jaipal sir, our librarian – used to shout out “silence” ai they…

    eric sir who took work experience and used to joke with all those equipments available in the work experience room. thanks to him, we can fix up small electrical mistakes..

    then we had sister mary, shukla teacher, cardoze christi sir, morris sir, glory teacher, muriel teacher….

    muriel teacher was there for about nine months or so when we were in std.7 and she was our class teacher.
    morris sir was also our class sir when i was in std.7 a year earlier.

    well, teachers, we pray for you and thank you for making us what we are today…….

    • DEAR NASIR ,

      AFTER HAVING READ YOUR MESSAGE , THE THOUGHTS IN MY MIND TRIGGERED MY SOMEWHERE BURIED EMOTIONS AND SPRINKLED OUT LIKE BYGONE MEMORIES , I THOUGHT AGAIN I AM SITTING IN X D WATCHING MY CLASS MATE TALKING TO ME . BELIEVE ME ALL MY MATES FROM MY SCHOOL, WHOM I KNOW AND WHOM I DON’T KNOW ARE EQUALLY PRECIOUS . THE NAMES OF THE TEACHERS WHOM YOU HAVE LISTED HAVE TAUGHT ME ALSO ! SO IT WAS GOOD TO LEARN ABOUT THEM, TELL ME IF YOU KNOW SOME MORE PEOPLE AROUND THERE. KEEP IN TOUCH.

      • HI AZRA !!
        THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS.. NICE TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE REALLY APPRECIATED AND SHARED THE FEELINGS.. STILL KEEP MEETING KOMAN SIR AND SOMETIMES BUMPS INTO PARSANATH SIR… OVID TEACHER IS IN AUSTRALIA WITH HER DAUGHTER AND ROSE TEACHER STAYS SOME WHERE IN ANDHERI.. HOPE TO MEET ALL OUR GREAT TEACHERS IN GOOD HEALTH AT THE GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBERATION OF OUR SCHOOL.. MAY ALLAH BLESS THEM GOOD HEALTH..
        REGARDS
        NASIR AHMED

  28. HEYY FRIENDS TO ALL THOSE WHO ARENT ON THE MAILING LIST OF 77 BATCH OR AT CARDINAL.GRACIAS@REDIFFMAIL.COM OUR SCHOOL WEB SITE HAS STARTED cardinalgraciashighschool.com The alumni forms etc i beleive have been put up today Request each of u to enter ur details and also of any student u know to just get together some day.As suggestions have mailed to principal to put the names and nos of teachers also asking each student to put in mails of bros and sis or any friends in the list with the year and advertise this in some news paper if possible thro Anils help and create a as big group as possible.
    Happy re union guys and gals
    Anil

  29. Dear Friends
    Mrs Barbosa teacher i beleive lost her husband.Last we had met was at school when ramchandran sir/sequira teacher /chavan/colin teacher/ramchandranteacher/koman sir and a few of them turned up.if i recollect 15 odd teachers were there as chacko teacher kurien teacher velu teacher patil teacher nagesh teacher and margaret teacher were out of station rahinj teacher couldnt come bcos after she lost her son hadnt completed one year.In case u all didnt know morris sir too expired at vasai last year.
    Just like we meet in happiness a thought for the sorrows too brings the sharing effect.
    Regards
    Anil

  30. dear friends

    it’s really sad to know of barbosa teacher’s lose – condolence and prayers for the departed soul.

    also, so sad to know about morris sir – may the departed soul have eternal peace.

    not able to recollect rahinj teacher ?

    anyways, this is life – every creation created by Him has to depart …. till we are in this world, try our best to live good, share happiness and sorrows,,,,,

    regards
    nasir ahmed

    • other batch mates are the kanodia and ghera (they now are called “panjabi”) brothers, sisters and cousins, samson pereira, kosal ramesh, vinod rathod, nilesh pathak, allwyn pinto, virendra jain, neelam singh, suresh chandran, noel george, ivan pinto, celestine fernandes, sonia ramnani, snowy fernandes, jane pinto, and ….

  31. HI GUYS AND GIRLS

    I AM IRSHAD MAGHRABI PASSED SSC IN 1982. REALLY THEY ARE THE MOST UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS OF MY LIFE. THANKS TO ZULFI TO REMEMBER ME. ABOUT MYSELF I AM IN CANADA TORONTO. IN SEPT 2008 I WAS IN BOMBAY AFTER 11 YEARS, IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, I MET MRS SHUKLA WHO TOURED ME THE SCHOOL. MS GRACE WHO IS VICE PRINCIPAL GAVE ME HER VALUABLE TIME. I ALSO MET JAMES SIR AND.
    MY EMAIL IS cardinalgracias@yahoo.ca which will be easy to remember hard to forget.
    tel 416 291 4081

    MY BEST FRIENDS ZULFIQAR, SANJAY DEY, SAMSON, DOMINIC
    SHAJIMATHEW, NASIR, AMITABH, DEBRA , CHAND, LEENA, WANDANA, NASREEN, GOPAL, SOMAN, MANSOOR, MANJU NAIR, DORIS SALDANA, KIRTI CHALGIRI, FRANCIS, MANUEL
    AND MANY MORE WHO I KNOW OF BUT I AM NOT GOOD IN NAMES.

    BY THE WAY I MET MY ONE MORE BUDDY OF GRADE 4 MUKARAM AND HE IS IN TORONTO. WHAT A COINCIDENCE.

    BUY FROM ME KEEP IN TOUCH.

    IRSHAD

    • Hi Irshad,
      As you might be aware that we are having a REUNION on 19th December 2009. It is going to be a grand event.Please confirm your participation by sending me a mail on lnsunil@rediffmail.com or sunill@mxadvertising.com.
      you can also send me an sms or call me on 9819839828.
      Also please send us the contact details of any of our batch mates you know.

      regards
      sunil laxminarain

  32. Hi Lalit Patil

    You have done something great with your blog idea. I was a student in CGHS till 1982 when I passed my SSC. Now I am in Canada Toronto.
    Keep in touch so what if we dont know each other.
    But your research is incredilble.

    Regards

    Irshad

  33. Heyy friends i beleive the website wqas a big hit and about 350/400 adresses thro Was looking at a opportunity for all people to gather at school one day giving people time abroad to plan and having a garnd reunion .would be phenomenal with all our teachers who i feel would love to attend
    lets have opinions and volunteers if possible
    what say?
    Anil
    9892344138/26317827

  34. Lalit.. thanks for the blog.. I graduated in 1982. Good memories.

    Is there some comprehensive database of folks here.. I’ve been abroad for the last 20 years.. Now back.. trying to find old friends.. Here’s a partial list of folks I knew

    Gopal Rao
    Dinesh Damodaran
    Aiyappan ?
    MV Jaiprakash
    Baldev Dadlani

    Going to the school for a visit down the ol memory lane.
    Good to remember.. prevents Alzheimers too.. :)

    Soman Nair (somanglow (at) hotmail )

    • Dear Soman

      I remember you very well and all the other names you mentioned in the blog. I am very exited to hear about you guys. Please be in contact

  35. IRSHAD !!!! WOW.. I’VE BEEN MEANING TO TALK TO YOU.. FANTASTIC.. PLEASE PLEASE.. EMAIL ME AT SOMANGLOW AT HOTMAIL.COM.. WOULD LOVE TO CATCH UP

    SOMAN

  36. Irshad & Soman
    Its an incredible feeling to find you guys on this site. I was pleasantly surprised this morning when Irshad managed to find my Tel no and call me from Toronto. I am not kidding when i say that just last month i was having a flashback of my school days and you two were quite prominent in that memory trip. Others i could think of was Murali Nair, Vinay Mayya, Mazhar, Francis, Manual, Seema Bhatt, Prerana, Vimala, Ashish Rahinj, Zenobia Surti, Murali Nair, Shailesh, Rodney Dsouza, Sanjay, Lalit Suvarna and i guess few more names will pop up eventually.

    BTW i passed out with Soman and Irshad in the year 82. That’s such a long time back, woooo..

    Still have great memories of our school days, assembly “Hum ko man ki shakti dena…, Father Vijay’s scoldings, Koman sir’s math’s sessions etc
    Lalit Patil – I don’t think i know you personally but thanks for getting this site up!

    Will be great to connect back.
    My cell 253 7091521, currently based out of Seattle, work for IBM Business Consulting.
    Email : sunnym@us.ibm.com or sunnyrincy@hotmail.com
    Looking forward for emails / call for all my friends.

    Sunny

    • Hi Sunny – its Lalit Suvarna here. Just read ur msg. on the Cardinal blog. Hey, hows u n whats up.Am presently based in Auckland – NZ. Met up with Jitu while on hols in Sept- oct . Be good to get in touch. My e-mail address is suvarna.lalit@gmail.com. Cheers.

  37. Sunny its a real fun as time goes the globe is becoming smaller than we feel. Soman is in Bombay and later he will be moving to Dubai. But he is based in USA in Ca.
    Soman I hope there is no secret in what I have disclosed.
    Take care folks
    Regards
    Irshad

  38. hi folks, i am milton from the 1979 batch, i stay in bandra east .still in touch with the gracian family,imean most of the past gratianites. looking forward to a great grand reunion n lthe golden jubilee of our alma mater in 2011. why don’t we plan n present the whole programme .yeah we must meet the present principal , the vice principal, n the other staff members.

  39. hi friends,
    iwas from the 2004 batch.i would like to invite friends of the batch to contact me.Grace teacher was our class teacher she taught us English,n made sure we got our grammar right. besides maths was taught by James sir n Girija teacher taught us science.Fr. Arul was our principal.the school has started a website try to keep in contact.

  40. AAPAN YANAA PAHEELAT KA ???
    IF ANYONE OF YOU KNOW THE WHERE-ABOUTS OR HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH THE FOLLOWING 1976 SSC BATCH STUDENTS, PLEASE BE KIND ENOUGH TO INFORM THEM TO CONTACT knahmed02@gmail.com OR GIVE THEIR CONTACT MAIL ID OR CONTACT NOS. SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A GREAT RE-UNION AT THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF OUR ALMA MATER…..

    SUNIL AGARWAL – JAMES ANCHAN – A.P. NARAYAN – DAVID KAMBLE – SHIVPRAKASH CHOWBEY – PANKAJ BHATT – BONIFACE FERNANDES – SRINIVASAN IYENGAR – DULAL DAS – PRAVEEN KOCHER – L. KRISHNARAJ – YOGESH KARKERA – MATHEW JOSEPH – RAMCHANDRAN MENON – KARNAKAR M.L. – MOHAMMED IBRAHIM – MOHAMMED SALAHUDDIN – RAVI PATHAK – I.S. JAMES – RAJESH MEHTA – N.A. JOSEPH – DINESH NAIK – PREMNATH KOTIAN – SATISH NAYAK – N.L.NARAYAN – VIJAY RAMNANI – SUNIL NAIR – UNNIKRISHNAN NAIR – MANOJ MITTER – RAJENDRA PATIL – VISHWANATH SHETTY – HEMANT GAWDE – ELVIRA D’SOUZA – DIANA ELLIAS – KANCHAN DHOLUM – DAISY FERNANDES – NANCY D’MELLO – HILDA D’SILVA – REGINA D’SOUZA – SHEILA D’CRUZ – PHILOMENA CHACKO – KULSUM FARIDI – MALATI ARORA – JAYANTHY GANPATHY – ROSY DIAS – INDU GUPTA – RUPA GORE – UTTARA KALLORKAR – NEETA KANWAR – KUSUM MANDANIYA – CLOUDINA PERIERA – PRITI PARIKH – KUNDA – NATYLENE CARDOZA (NATTY) – JYOTHI KODKANI – YASHODA SHETTY – VEENA SHETTY – PUSHPA – AVNI MEHTA – FATIMA NUZARATH – BHAVANI S. – MEENA SHAH – GEETHA NATRAJAN – NEELIMA – MANGALA – ARCHANA SRIVASTAVA – MARIAM (RANI) – AGNELO – JAMES THOMAS – KIRAN PILLAI – MAHESH SHAH – FELIX RODRIGUES – MOHAN TRIVEDI – WILFRED LOBO – GANESH RAO – ABDUL MALIK – SHASHIKANT BAJPAI – MOHSIN ABDUL QADER – ASLAM SHAIKH – ZULFIKAR SHAIKH – ASLAM KHAN – PRAKASH SUBRAMANIAM – MANY MORE NAMES TO COME….. AFTER A SHORT BREAK….

      • Hi Pradeep,

        I am a classmate of Rani … where is she these days?

        Do you have any contact coordinates for her?

        Regards,

        Prakash Subramaniam

      • hi pradeep.. i’m frm the 1976 batch, same ur sis. can u pass on her contact so as to upgrade our batch list and keep her posted of the alumni meet. tks..

      • hi janet..
        i’m sorry, i missed u.. not only you but a few others also. now that prakash has forwarded the x-b photo, i think, i shuld be bringing out the new list soon.
        however, trust u to be fine. i went through ur profile in facebook and could recollect your face.
        prakash said he spoke to u and plan to have a meet of old friends soon. hope so….
        regards
        nasir ahmed

  41. Hey Guys,

    I am Aldrin Alphonso form the ’84 batch.
    This is the SIlver Jubilee year and gues it would be great to have a REUNION Party.
    Am in touch with a few batchmates and hopefully this tribe increases.

    If we all agree we can meet soon and then plan the REUNION Party.

    Look forward to your replies.

    Cheers,
    God Bless.

    Aldrin
    9819576467

  42. RAVI NAIDU,
    I INCIDENTLY CAME ACROSS YOUR BLOG N MY SCHOOL DAYS FLASH BACKCAME POURING IN.IWAS INTHE I981 BATCH.SOME OF YOU WILL REMEMBER ME AS GOLLIWOG,DARK,STOUT,TALL N NOT HANDSOME….. MY STD 6TH WAS THE BEST YEAR. I RECEIVED A PRIZE FOR THE BEST ELOCUTION IN POETRY.N ALSO THE BEST CONDUCT PRIZE
    THERE WERE GREAT N MIGHTY TEACHERSWHO TAUGHT US WHO WILL EVER FORGET MY FAVORITE GRACE TEACHER, ROSE TEACHER,MARIAN TEACHER,THEY INSTILLED VALUES WHICH WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.BY US ….
    AMONG THE BOYS I AM IN TOUCH WITH SAMSON, SUNIL,SURJIT,VIJAY,ANIL,SACHIN….. N MANY MORE …..ZULFI?????? ARE YOU THE SAME ZULFIKAR…. NEAT N CLEAN, ALWAYS SITTING ON THE FIRST BENCH…..HEY LETS GET TOGETHER N PLAN A REUNION COME ON FOLKS YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE BUT GAIN PRICELESS MEMORIES OF OUR ALMA MATER.

    MYCONTACT NO IS 9822175688
    IHAVE MY BUSINESS IN MUMBAI N AT DUBAI SEEYA

  43. RAVI WERE YOU VISHWATHAN OR PADNABHAN DURING SCHOOL DAYS. AND DO YOU USE TO IMITATE MATHEW AND
    GLORY TEACHER.
    LET ME KNOW

    • Hi Irishad,
      Iam both Vishwanathan and Padmanabhan-:) Its great to read about you even if Iam a couple of years late.
      Based out of San Jose, CA. . I was going through all the blogs and was hoping someone would remember me.
      You made my day dude!
      regards,
      Ravi

  44. Hi Soman and Irshad! Do you guys remember me? I was in your class. Dinesh Puthran let me know of this blog. I remain in contact with Rajan Vishwathan, Girish Nair, and Baldev Dadlani, who lives in Hong Kong. I was in Mumbai from Jan 21- Feb 5th 2009. I am living in the US for the last 12 years. Feel free to email me. amanrazdan05@earthlink.net

    • Hey Aman,

      Remember me, its Riti from CGHS.

      Hv been touch with quite a few batchmates. Do reply. R planning a get2gether this December.
      Cheers,
      Riti

      • Hoiee Riti..!!

        How’s you been..??
        Hey are you in touch with the folks 4m School..
        Let’s plan some grand reunion with all friends 4m School..

        Chaoo & Regards..!!

  45. Hi guys – I am frm the 1982 batch n still in touch with a few friends. (Cardinalites). Had a gr8 time while at school. Soman Nair, Ashish, Sunny, Rodney. Chandramouli Iyer n others. My brothers too did their schooling there. The elder Prasad frm the 1980 batch n younger Anuj , i guess the ’86 or ’87 batch. Am presently living in New Zealand n met another batchmate of ours – Arun Anchan (he owns a big grocery store here). Did meet our badminton champ jitu Dagaonkar when i was home in sept. – oct.. Would love to get in touch with others
    Lalit

  46. Hi Guys and Grls,

    I pasd SSC from CGHS year 1999-2000. I have missd a lot Grace Teacher who wasmy class teacher and Jayshree Teacher who was my English Teacher who use tell me always to write on a black board . I remember of my class mates such as Gulam, Jairish ,raisa(my heart soul friend)etc . i really missing a lot the amazing great days of my school . Its a fact rather than schol enjy life no other life is excited . Really sometimes it comes in mind can i again be a small child so i can get entry in CGHS and again i can start my life .

  47. Hey all
    I am from the 1985 batch. Prasanna, Shally were the head boy/head girl.
    We have a a yahoo group where some of the 85 batch mates have reunited. WE are all looking forward to reuniting for the golden jubilee, although we are all across the globe!
    Be great if people from our batch can make contact with me on raga.dsilva@gmail.com. Mohan Apte, Imran Khan, Sylvia Lobo, Rama, Samidha, Sangita Bhaskaran, Shilpa Gawade (Patel now)…and so many of you..whom we all miss and would love reconnect.
    hugs to all
    Olga

  48. Lalit

    I hv exactly the same photo, with Sheela teacher in the background with the same look, Fr Rocky presenting an award, and the teacher (sorry cannot recollect name) on the microphone. However, I passed out in 1985.

    How is the Orkut group going?
    I hope we can all reconnect.

    Olga

  49. hi guys,

    iam from 1975 batch really touched and nostalgic with
    all the memories.would be fun if we meet up

    • heyy anita 75 batch means u alices and ronalds sister by any chance??been in touch with lots of people from ur batch like mohan,hemant deshmukh,muqtadar ,arati ovid,etc we are from ronalds batch of 77 if so can u please mail me ur mail id at cardinal.gracias@rediffmailcom then can maybe tie up laxmi and all the above to get in touch on mail with u
      Regards
      Anil Nair

    • hi anita,

      u were with me 1975 new ssc batch. I don’t know if u remember me. I was with maria, her sister,anne,mary. U were the bright girl always topped the class. am i correct. anne and asha were also close friends

    • Hey Anita Pinto Dias

      This is Shambhhu Sam Rao from SSC 1975 and XI 1976

      Since 1983-4 have been living in the USA
      Am in touch with Nasir A and som more folks recently
      I can place a name and face to almost all of those in 12 batches around mine!!!

      will be in touch will all soom

      Cheers
      Sam

  50. Hi everyone,

    I am from1984-85 batch….its been such a long time yet feels like yesterday…….would love to get in touch with batch mates

  51. Hi! Friends,
    This is Atul Thorat from 1988 batch. heard that the batch of 1984 have a reunion on 13/6/09. Its beautiful to revisit the memories of school days. It just needs to be felt. hey guys lets meet up, atleast for the time being lets get connected…rgds…atul. email. Flairent@rediffmail.com

      • hi this is Suryanarayanan Ponnan (NARAYAN for all of you’ll) from the 1988 batch. How are you all it is pleasant to hear about you Atul our Pink house Captain & Burton my bench mate in 8th Standard. Having started recollecting some of the best time of my life spent with you all at School. drop in a reply at my email id suryapamus@rediffmail.com

        Regards / Suryanarayan (Narayan)

  52. hi guys i had cleared my ssc in 1986 any one from our batch i would be glad to be in touch with you all,i still miss our mrs shukla biology teacher and mr ambrose our chemistry sir,do pl keep me updated

  53. Hoiee Folks..!!

    Ummm., I too am Cardinal Gracious
    & 4m passed out in 1982..
    Ve cooool memories while in school
    & had best of time..
    Save & except was a l’le bad in academics :-)

    Well I am practicing LAW in Mumbai High Court & in Supreme Court.. To know more on what all matters I do., You’ll cd Google me..!!

    Wd want 2 meet all my friends 4m School..!!

    Lets plan a grand REUNION..
    I could be able to take out some time & wd love to take initative & arrange with help of you all folks., the REUNION..

    Hey my E-mail I’D is pradeephavnur@gmail.com
    You all please keep in touch..

    Regards to You ALL..!!

    • Hi

      I passed out in 1979 (X – A). Left Bandra in 1984, nad since 1995 am settled in Bangalore. Hence have lost touch with all my school mate whom I used to meet on regular basis when in Bandra. My sisters Ophelia and Olga too studied here. Nice to see that this blog bringing old memories alive.

      • hi oscar …jacinta here….how ru … i just read ur message checking with janet for me…..but i couldnt place u…..when i read abt olga and opelhia i could get u…..how u doing……am doing good in mumbai……keep in touch…bye

  54. Wow… just happened to bump into this website…. and realized the amount of action. I am a CGHSite and passed out in 1976. After several years in Mumbai (then Bombay) University, I left for USA…. for the same old reason…. higher studies! Settled in USA and working for the most prestigious institution The World Bank….

    So folks of 1976… if you remember me let’s connect. You can write to me at larryc92@hotmail.com.

    Cheers!

    Lawrence

  55. Sep 17, 2009

    Dear Shambhu `Sam’ Rao,

    I received a mail from you some months ago but regretfully could not answer it.
    Are you the boy who lived in MIG Colony? Somewhere near Mrs Kurien’s house? Your elder sister was a topper in the school?
    In case you want to write back my email is : anilsinghjournalist@gmail.com
    Regards,
    Anil Singh

  56. Regards & Best Wishes to all connected with Cardinal Gracias High School.

    I Passed my SSC in 1986.

    Puneet Varshney, Rajeev Sharma, Umesh Chaphekar, Sharda Awatramani, etc. Batch.

  57. hi ,come on gracianites lets all get together n have a gala time for the golden jubilee in dec 2010 n jan 2011, just as we had thhe grand silver jubilee celebrations in 1985 dec n in jan 1986…fr rocky was our principal.let us join hands nn unite////////////

  58. Hi guys,
    I am from the 1982 batch of CGHS French division. Anybody from that batch. please get in touch as we are planning to have a re-union on December 19th.The Sanskrit Division guys have decided for December 19th.

    regards
    SUNIL LAXMINARAIN

      • Hey Lalit,
        As already mentioned, we are planning to have a reunion on 19th Dec. Will you be there?

        Pls give your E mail ID, as we can be in touch. Can you get hold of Rodney’s ID also and what about Lalit’s (Dadlani aka Lalu and Punjabi).And Arun Anchan and other guys like Dinesh,Anil etc.Send as many contacts as possible. We have to make this reunion a success.

        regards
        sunil

      • Sunil,

        I’ll assume this message was for me me (not some other Lalit). Unfortunately and sadly, I will not be able to participate in the reunion. However, I’d be glad to learn about the event even after it happened – we could create a post indicating who participated, some photos, etc.

        Thanks,

        Lalit

      • Yes this mail was for you.It was only thanks to your blog that we could connect so many batch mates of ours.Definitely we will send you the photos and other details.
        Meanwhile,It would be of great help if through this medium you can spread the word around that the 1982 batch is having a REUNION on 19/12/2009.Interested guys can email me on lnsunil@rediffmail.com.They can also contact me on 9819839828
        regards
        SUNIL LAXMINARAIN

  59. Hi guys,
    I am from the 1982 batch of CGHS French division. Anybody from that batch. please get in touch as we are planning to have a re-union on December 19th.The Sanskrit Division guys have decided for December 19th.

    regards
    JITENDRA DAGAONKAR

  60. Hi Riti,
    Wondering if you remember me and jitendra dagaonkar.Yes you are right we are planning a reunion in December. Could you send us your email id, for us to get in touch with you.

    Needless to add the more people you know from our class, (with their id’s) the better it is. come on guys let’s make it grand success

  61. hi gracianites,
    i am from the 1999 batch???? any one around who know the batchmates get on the website…that was 10 years ago,our classteacher was ms.grace, she taught us english…i remember her ecomomics lectures she used to make them so interesting….i also remember jayashree teacher she is no more.may her soul rest in peace.
    i did visit grace teacher she is the vice principal…school is changed all renovated.i do keep in touch with a few friends.please contact me on shpbaj@hotmail.com…..we can organise a reunion
    soon/////

      • Oye Sunil..!!

        If I had his Email I’D
        Wd I have struggled tryin’ 2 connect him 4m here :-)
        No naa…..

        Hey
        I remember
        You stylishly zoomed around on bike & You stayed @ New-MIG
        How’s you been Sunil..??

        Give my regards 2 Jitu’
        & Load of Best Wishes 2 You & Jitu’

        Regards & Chaooo…

  62. Hi Suni, Sunil, Jitu, Pradeep, Ulhas, Lalit, Arun,Riti, Janet, Soman, Ashish and everybody whom I can remember,

    Nice to hear from you all.

    Remember The ZENDA Gang.

    Any news of Shahid, Girish Nair, Lalit pakoli, Ballu dadlani, Shanty Das, Tejaswini, Josephine, Suma,

    Cheers

    Milind

  63. hi folks,
    nice to read all the comments abt friends and teachers .the days at cardinal were great////
    i passed out in1991, fr rocky was the Principal……the teachers i remember were Rose tr, Grace tr,Marian tr , Koman sir Jamestr,and many others….school days esp parents n sports n the ssc farewell were superb.do get on to th`e wagon of contact…..
    iam working for Gulf Air at Dubai,.i did meet Rose tr at the airport.please keep in contact my email id is ms @hotmail .com

  64. hi milind !!

    i am nasir ahmed, passed out from cardinal in 1976.. that’s a looong time back. while going thru your comment, i read about your meeting with rose tr. – she was my class teacher when i was a student of 5th n 6th….memories went on a rewind……., she used to stay at khar those days…just want to know whether you have her contact, if so, i would be highly obliged if you can pass it to me. i try meeting koman sir whenever i am in mumbai…

    keep in touch nd warm regards
    nasir ahmed

  65. Hi Folks,

    I graduated from Cardinal Gracias in 1976, joined SIES and then went on to join IIT Madras. I have been in the US for the last 27 years.

    Cardinal Gracias had many good teachers – Mrs. Nagesh, Mrs. Margaret, Koman Sir and Varghese Sir were my favorites. I learned a lot from them.

    I must, however, say that I don’t have kind things to say about Fr. Prakash – who must have been the biggest sadist on the planet. I hear that he is dead and gone – good riddance as far as I am concerned.

    It is so sad that CGHS permitted such sadistic behavior. His behavior needs to be publicly denounced, posthumously.

    I would love to have a reunion.

    Krish

    • hi krish !

      this is nasir ahmed, a year junior to you in cardinal… i believe jayanthi ganpathy is your sister – she was in my class..

      nice to hear from you and hope to meet you at the grand re-union.. i hope you are in contact whith shambu rao, he is in US – he must have been in your class… he lost his brother sitaram a few months back…

      hope your sis jayanthi is doing fine.. is she also settled abroad.. pls do convey my regards when you happen to talk to her.

      keep in touch.

      regards
      nasir ahmed
      knahmed02@gmail.com

    • hi krish !
      this is nasir ahmed from ssc 1976 batch.
      good to hear about your well-being and wish you more success.
      although fr. prakash was a terror, aren’t we, what we are as of today, because of his strictness and the cannings … but if i am correct, you were never in his book of bad records..
      i must be a year junior to you, if not mistaken, you had a sis by name jayanthi nd hope she is fine.. pls convey my regards..
      i keep meeting komman sir.. i last met him a couple of weeks back. next time i meet him, i will inform him about you..
      regards
      nasir ahmed
      knahmed02@gmail.com

    • Hi Krish,

      I do remember you .. albeit a big vaguely … if I remember right your sister was Jayanti (she passed out in my batch – ’76 but in the other division) and you lived in Sion?

      Would be great to reconnect.

      Cheers!

      Prakash

    • hi krishnan.. i’m frm the 1976 batch, same ur sis. can u pass on her contact so as to upgrade our batch list and keep her posted of the alumni meet. tks..

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  67. Hoiee Folk.,

    Its so pleasing to see all friend after 27 years for the reunion., just when we were l’le kids & parted ways to fend, trying to espouse careers 2 deal with life..

    Hey that’s all 2 philosophical., I know..
    But d idea of reunion itself takes us to d days while we all didn’t know what & where we wd land up in life..

    Hey.,
    Did you all know about our Planet EARTH., how viscous it is here..

    People on this Planet are waiting
    (4 what., may b a bus, or may b 4 kids 2 grow up)
    &
    Every 1 here is selling something or the other to make a living :-)
    (Even General Motor’s is in the business of making money., incidentally for which they manufacture cars)

    Well I’m waiting for the Reunion…!!

    Hey many friends need 2 be contacted
    Jitu’, Sunil, Banu & all
    Please try contacting all yaa..!!

    Let’s make da 82 Reunion Grand..!!

    Regards 2 all…

  68. Hi Friends,
    Today 23-01-2010 was a Great Day for me. We 1980 Batch had Reunion today at Our Cardinal Gracious High School, Bandra East, Mumbai.

    I Just can’t Express myself how Happy I am. Meeting all old friends & Teachers with whom we all had spent Best Period of our Life. Once again we all felt as if we were again the same as we were as Kid’s.

    Who says Childhood once gone, is lost…..

    Many of our Teachers who were so Kind and Stern to guide us to the best path in our Life whom we always Respected , were present with us.

    Meeting Our Old School Friends Manoj, Harold, Sharad, Vasu, Mitesh, Shyam, Joseph, Benard, Robert, Antony, Vinay, P.C. Antony, Milind, Prakash, Zuber, Suresh, Chandra Prakash, Abhay, Subodh, Mohan, Ramnath, Pankaj, Amrik Singh, Naresh, Luvraj, Charlene, Nishad, Akalpita, Yatina, Milfred, Lata, Pushpa, Sheela, Natline, Rovina and so many all….
    Yea Still Missing so Many More…

    We all meeting after 30 years was a great feeling. Looking at each other’s in Eyes and Yes remembering all, all, yes all, everything one by one…Smiling… Rejoicing we refreshed our memories.
    Hugging, Embracing, holding each other close to heart once again, was too much a heart can take. Tears flowed with Joy. Bodies Trembled with Happiness. One could see the Cosmic Happiness here. It was the feel of Heavens.

    The Same Innocent Love As Fresh As Pure As Nectar Could Be Felt…Sensed Deeply…

    No No No Yes this Reunion took us again there in our Childhood Era, Our Best. We all, just could not part away from each other from Grand Reunion Party. Aah no, Really I did not wanted to go back, again to our same world, so soon..

    3 Cheers to Manoj Patel & Friends who made this Grand Reunion Happen.

    BRAVO MANOJ PATEL & HIS TEAM.

    Hoping to Team Up Again Years After Years……
    Let’s All Be Together Always. Let’s Meet Again..

    God Bless All.

    Lalit Rathi. ( Mumbai )
    My Contact: – 022-28111206, 9987789596, 9920492604
    email: – avyayacomputers@yahoo.co.in
    lalitrathi@hotmail.com

  69. Hi all from CGHS….This is Beena Narayanan(now Beena Somu) passed out in 93…..anybody from that batch? miss many of my friends….please post a reply if anybody happens to read this……Swati Bahuguna, Sundaram, Manisha, Shilpa Gore, Vivek Nair, Raheel Khan, where are you people? I’m in Bangalore now…..Keep in touch

  70. Hi all,

    Someone has rightly said ‘well begun is half done’ , similar are the memories of my colossal, dynamic and caring platform ,my temple of love and learning ,CGHS. I can still remember my experts who had not only moulded me into a confident personality but also taught me the real values of life .The shapers of my life were Mam Kurien, Mam Marian Misquitta, Mam Kusum , Mam Bird, Mam Watts, Mam Decruz, Mam , Mam Velu , Mam Chacko , All my Hindi teachers and my Marathi teachers.

    I must say one thing that my inspiration to become an English had been sown ,the day I took admission in the school,here I am working as an T.G.T English and Social Studies in Nagpur at THE JAIN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL.
    iF ANY ONE BELONGS TO THE 1989 BATCH S.S.C PLEASE CONTACT ME .
    MY MAIDEN NAME WAS AZRA SHAIKH/ I WAS WELL KNOWN FOR MY VOICE, I HAD SUNG A SONG THAT YEAR FROM QSQT , ‘AIE MERE HUMSAFAR………’

    • Hi Azra,
      I read your comments… I was in the ’89 batch as well – I can’t recollect much, though reading all the blog entries certainly brings back memories! Some of my closest classmates were Dialine Monsurate and Amit Talekar. I was …I am pretty sure in XA. I have two sisters, Jean(91 batch) and Joyce(93 batch).

  71. Hello,

    Its wonderful to read all the stories written here. Is there anyone from the 1983 batch??

    Abhijit Rane

  72. Hey Jacinta,
    I dont think you know me, I’m Beena Narayanan, but Joyce sure does I hope…., we were in the same batch. How are you all?…..and ofcourse hwz Joyce and what is she doing now……would love to know more about her…..chalo bye then….Joyce please do reply….
    byeeee

  73. Hi Friends,
    i’m from the 2001 batch…reading all the comments brought back memories tome… though it is not a long time….i love and alma mater and the staff… today iam in the hospitality career because of the grooming of my teachers… i can never forget the inter school christmas carol …we had put and got aprize….assisted by our dear Grace and Sarita teacher….we had competed with the best of bandra schools////

  74. HI THERE
    BATCH 1985 HAD AGRAND REUNION ON26TH JUNE…. WHAT A LOVELY TIME WE HAD .THAKS TO CHETAN , VINOD AND CO
    WE MET SOME OF THE TEACHERS WHO WERE THRILLED TO SEE US ….ESP MY FAVOURITES…PATIL TR,(same manerisms)GRACE TR,(SAME AS EVER..HER WARMTH AND SMILES)GIRIJA MISS(MINUS HER BIG RED BINDI ,FLOWERS AND LONG ARTF HAIR)… SHUKLA TR (SHE SEEMS TO GROW ON ALL FOUR CORNERS)THE MASTERS HAVE ALL GONE BALD….EXCEPT JAMES SIR…..FR VIJAY SAME ENTHU…..WE HAD GREAT FUN N MEMORIES… THANKS TO SALLY,OLGA,VARSHA…AND ALL THOSE WHO GOT THIS REUNION ORGANISED

  75. hi,

    i am gurmeet s suri, i am from 82 batch, cghs, school, bandra east, i am in nagpur, my contact no is 09822236224, pl be in touch , ex classmates, would love to meet all

    • as already said i am from 82 batch, cghs high school, bandra east,

      i remember lalit punjabi, vibhas mehta, ( vibhas is in touch recently), anil sahani, vijaya subramanyam, kirti, rajkumar kanojia, lalit sharma, sudhakar sheety, jyoti punjabi,

      fr vijay ( bahut marta tha), grace teacher, fox sir, shukla madam ( she use to hit on the knuckles), velu sir, alexender sir, ambrose teacher, if any one knows , pl contact me on 09822236224, and email id is gurmeet@provincialauto.com,

      would love to attend any alumni re union,

      thanks and regards

      gurmeet s suri

  76. hi,am dharti ,ex student from 1988 batch, great to know from my sister Varsha about their batch reunion. i still remember Fr Rocky,Teachers name– Girija,Sheela,Marium Misquita,Chavan,Ramchandran,James sir,Chacko ,Singh ,Nagesh maam…….. (list won’t end ) and of course classmates who called me Dharti maa
    good luck and warm regards to everybody

    byeee

    • Hi Dharti
      Yes remember you, this is Suryanarayanan Ponnan (Narayan), you were are classmate alongwith Atul Thorat. Nice to hear about you.

      Regards/ Suryanarayanan (Narayan)

      • Hi! Guys,
        Do u remember me.?.I am classmate of Dharti,Atul Thorat,Renny D’souza,Pratima Betagiri.I remember Fr.Rocky and all teachers.I am in New Zealand.Glad to see all my school mates.
        Rajashri

      • hi rajashri and narayan,

        good to hear about you both. And yes about our other classmates Pratima betagiri she is doctor and has her clinic near vakola church,santacruz . i have not met her but my sis lives nearby. Renny Dsouza had met her in year 2000 in Dubai.
        good luck
        regards
        dharti

  77. Hi am Maria, was not that popular from 1985 batch…. hope some one recollects me….., now in Dubai working with the Finance department of Al Ghruair with the special projects, looking out for many students from the same batch, and was very excited reading the names of the teachers…. how come somebody has missed the excellent teacher. i.e Mrs. Dorathy and Mrs. Grace…. they were one of the cool teachers… offcourse Koman sir had been an excellent Master, really he was Gem. i still remember he use to roll his tounge within his mouth and call us you Buffallloooooossssssss…. and throw the Chalk when we had no attention on his teaching.

    I am in touch with Shanti Fernandes ,shalini Shetty and Audry from the same batch. I am desperately looking for Anuradha Shetty’s contact’s. (Anuradha ha a her cousin either from the 2 batch earlier to us her name was Bhavani Shetty)
    hey guy’s good to be in touch… pls mail me on maria.fernandes@al-ghurair.com

  78. Hi Guys
    It is very nice to see so many people blogging about Cardinal Gracias – I passed out in 1978 and see Oscar D’Silva my old friend here (after so many years) – Oscar if you can contact me please email me at raghuiyer@diamondholdings.com – I remember Ms Margaret, Ms Kurien, Koman Sir, Father Vijay, Mrs Chavan, Parasnath Sir, Ramchandran Sir, Mrs Nagesh (sanskrit) – good times, they were, how I miss them now

  79. HEY FRIENDS
    SCHOOL IS CELEBRATING THE 50TH YEAR FROM 18-22 DEC THIS YEAR REQUEST EACH OF US TO COMMUNICATE IT TO EACH AND EVERY ONE WE KNOW OF CARDINAL SCHOOL MAY BE TEACHER MAY BE STUDENT BRO OR SIS FROM THE SCHOOL AND ASK THEM TO JOIN AND HELP IN MAKING IT A GRAND GRAND SUCCESS.

  80. heyy friends
    school planning the 5oth yr clebrations from dec 18-22
    request each of u to convey it to all the people from cardinal u know irrespective of batch or so and make it a point to collect a few nos and names will help in making it a grand success we can use this forum to put up nos or mail ids to connect max nos
    will also help people abroad to plan their visit
    lets all join hands to make it memorable like
    anil nair gracians 77 9892344138

  81. Kindly keep us posted. few of us are in touch with each other. would be a great thing. By the way i am from 1988 batch. thanks and regards…atul.

  82. Dear everyone from ’77 and other batches
    Our meeting at school on 18/09/10 brought back old memories I visited the school after almost 35 yrs. meeting up with my colleagues has really made my day, looking forward to many such interactions

  83. Hey Cardinalites, I am Narayan. Passed out from the last 11th Std SSC 1975 batch. Have been going through all the messages posted in the lpatil blog. Very Pleasant memories. enjoying all the comments. Keep going. Any one from my batch….

  84. Hi:
    This is Samir Desouza from the 1985 batch.

    We were schooboys in the most entertaining time possible what with Fr. Vijay Jones as our principal. Our adventures together still make for rather interesting talk whenever we meet.

    To have seen the school grow has been one of our greatest joys. From the mud-streaked roads of the 1970s to the adjacent well-paved highway of 2010, CGHS has come a long way..its fun walking down memory lane.

    We grew up in a rather unique time with Phantom and Mandrake comics, drinking Pepsi-Cola from plastic pouches and playing backyard cricket when India were World Champs.

    “For all that has been, shall yet be again”.

    Wishing all the future Gracianites the fun that we ourselves had.

  85. I do not know anybody can remember me. I was in first batch SSC 10th 1975.
    I used to sit with Jamuna with nice long hair.
    Sometimes i used to sit with Maria, sorry don’t remember last name. She was staying in 40 number bldg in Kherwadi. She had a sister in our same class. Her name started with letter “M”.
    Tomboy Anne was also with us with Mary,Asha.
    I lived in Housing Board Bldg 60 on 2nd fl.
    My brother Narayan was also in the same school. He passed out in Old SSC 1975 batch.
    I live in Toronto with my husband Mohan Swaminathan who is also Old SSC 1975 batch.

    • HEYY POONGANI
      WE FROM THE 77 BATCH AND ARE PUTTING ALL EFFORTS TO GET THE SENIORS INTO THE LOOP FROM UR BATCH WE HAVE GIRISH/HEMANT DESHMUKH/MOHAN NAIR/SHOBA KRISHNAN/AURELIA/AUDREY SAY ABOUT 25 -30 IN TOUCH CAN I REQUEST U FOR UR MAIL ID?? WOULD PUT U IN THE LOOP WITH THEM AS WOULD BE GREAT TO STAY CONNECTED OR U CAN SEND A TEAT MAIL AT cardinal.gracias@rediffmail.com WHICH WOULD HELP US IN UPDATING WITH MOHAN/NARAYAN AND U TOO
      ANIL GRACIANS 77 9892344138

    • Hi Poongani’
      Thisis Shambhu Rao
      We were in same class Maria and Mophelia are the sisters ( I remember clearly)
      Am in touch with Arati Ovid, Audrey, Janet Nishindra verma, Anil Giri, Mujeeb Khan, Anil Gattani and many others
      Live in California sam At samrao.com

      Sam

    • hi poongani this is shakuntala do u remember me i used to stay in 50 no. building……….and mohan Swaminathan is he geeta swaminathans brother ….do add me on fb

  86. Hi/ i am from the 82 batch, wow looking forward for the golden jubilee.fr vijay was our principal.i remember with gratitude my class teacher Grace… she used to call me out and advice me.i was very naughty then.i also remember james sir, lily teacher,velu teacher.i hated shukla tr .she was a f… on always hitting on kuckles and speaking sarcastically abt her race n colour and her kids.she used to call me kallu as iwas dark. i wrote a nasty letter to her in the school.if i come to school i wud give her a piece of my mind.i do hope she has changed.all the best to all students.

    • Hi Mahendra,
      My name is Sunil Laxminarain and I am from 1982 batch,French Divn. We had conducted a REUNION on Dec.19th Last year. This year we are having a REUNION on Dec 18th(a day before the Golden Jubilee celeb).We are collecting details of all students of our batch(about 90 of them so far).Please send me your details on:lnsunil@rediffmail.com or call me on 9819839828

  87. i came across this accidently and glad to know our alma mater is celeberating its fiftieth year.good all are gearing up for it.I WISH TO MEET MY TEACHERS AND MY BATCHMATES.i passed out in 1981…nearly 30 years ago. i used to stay in vakola.i hope to hear from my friends soonmy email address is sanjs@gmail.com
    those of you who know me pl contact via email

    • R u Damayanti Surve’s brother. Damayanti was with me in 1975 new SSC batch. I remember she joined Nursing School. She lived in Housing Colony,Ground floor. I met her once in Sion Hospital when she was studying Nursing 27-30 yrs back.

      • Hi Nirmala,

        Thanks for writing, I am not Damayanti’ brother. I pass out in 1985, when Rev. Father Vijay was the principle. I use to stay in MHB colony bldg. no. 15. now in Pune for last 22 yrs.
        Keep in touch

        Santosh Surve
        9890460514

      • Hi Poongani,
        This is Irene Pinto (now Dcunha) from your batch. We missed you at the reunion yesterday. The 75 batch went for a all-day picnic on the 2nd Jan. Poongani we don’t have your contact details. YOu can connect with me at irened@tatasky.com
        Will wait to hear from you. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  88. hi everyone iam from 87 batch just saw all of u looking for my group rajesh,treeza,sameera, mansoor,stanley, i miss my all teacher james,amruz,alba,grija,shukla

  89. hi folks,
    what an awsome gathering we had at the alumnus meet on the 19th of dec. it was agrand fanfare to meet old buddies and staff.i was touched with the affection and warm greetings from the staff. to my mind the most outstanding teachers till date have been … who else yaar of course the great KOMAN Sir and ofcourse the gracious GRACE Teacher … if ever awards have to go then these two will win hands down. they were cool teachers and humourous too … they nonetheless got huge applause as they went up on the stage. their commitment and dedication to the school was 100%…. KEEP UP TEACHERS.and all gracianites.

  90. hey /that is very true stanley,the alumus meet on the 19th was supak…..there was so much camaraderie… it was great to meet our teachers. most disappeared after the function…. but those who were around we simply ….. were zapped.but where was sheela tr?. they three were always together….(tr.grace , girija and sheela)whether sports or prize distribution ….tr Rose and others were there.hey we should have called the head boy and head girls of the years to be felicitated too….long live cardinal gracias school./////

  91. hey , what a great fun filled get to gether we had ….t the alumnus meet we.met many trs and principal, but no sign of dear fr.ARUL, He was solely responsible to give us clean and hygenic environment, cleanwater, washrooms, benches, cupboards, canteen facilaties,pt uniforms, computers, new lab, library,clean well ventilated classrooms….he was very approachable and loved the weak and poor students. ya men he encouraged sports too. long live fr Arul.

  92. Nice to see Serafin from 1978 batch on the site .
    It is nostalgia seeing the names of our teachers whom I had forgotten , who use to discipline us & it has kept us in good stead . I hope to get in touch with my 1978 batchmates . I am working with CEAT Tyres & currently residing in Amboli , Andheri West .

    • Hi Nolasco,
      Nice to see you on this blog. We all have almost lost touch after all these years. We used to meet when in Bandra even after college days. I am based in Abu Dhabi. In Mumbai, I live at Vakola. Connect with me on facebook and hope we can keep in touch from now on. My email id is seraphinof@yahoo.com

    • hi … this is jacinta here and me, slyvi britto, threes, aka, william dsa, george, saroj mitter, mary fernandes, jeannette dcruz, annil pillai are connected and have formed a group…looking forward to meet more of ur class mates……

  93. hi m zarin khwaja, bt nw my name is seema sawant, m ex student of cardinal school i passed ot ssc in the yr 1981, r ther ny frnds of mine in this community

      • Hi,I too was in the 1981 batch ,my name is Lydia Vaz, n joined the airline in 87 as a Air-hostess and now residing in Australia. I would like to know my classmates. I was in tenth D, a French class.

      • HI LYDIA ,

        MY NAME IS AZRA SHAIKH PATEL, U MAY NOT KNOW ME BUT I AM ALSO A PRODUCT OF CGHS.I HAIL FROM THE 1989 BATCH (X STD.). I WAS KNOWN FOR MY VOICE. I WAS A SINGER. I AM TRYING HARD TO MIGRATE TO SOME GOOD PLACE OUTSIDE INDIA . BUT MY DESTINY IS NOT GIVING ME A CHANCE.
        I AM SERVING AS A TEACHER CUM PRINCIPAL IN INDIA. CAN U HELP ME IN JUST SENDING A FEW SCHOOL ADDRESSES IN AUSTRALIA SO THAT I CAN FORWARD MY RESUME .

        HOPE U WILL SURELY HELP ME .
        THANKS ,
        BYE.

  94. i’m vidya kurup. I was supposed to be in the 1981 batch. My brother Rajkumar kurup was in the same class with me. However we left in 1979 as we had shifted to Borivli. my classmates were Zulfikar, Irshad, Ravi Padmanabhan, Rajesh Natarajan, Sucharita Patil, mamta prachand, mildred braganza , Domnic etc..
    Great to read about all our teachers.
    Days at CGHS will always be memorable….

  95. Hey Guys… Good to see a blog of Cardinal Gracias…
    I was in this school for few years.. but had I continued.. I would have passed out in 1983.. I moved out of the school in 1977 as we shifted to Bandra West.. Yes.. I completed my third standard in 1977.. vow.. so so many years ago.. but distinctly have very fond memories. Father Prakash’s assembly and the prayer Humko man ki shakti dena. and the way our assembly hall would become the shelter for so many not so privileged citizens of our neighbourhood during rains..This was my first lesson of compassion and brotherhood..Yeh those days are so very fresh in my mind..
    Not to forget my favourite teacher Ms Joyce D sa.. She used to stay in Bandra west.. Last but not the least my best friends Lily Pereira and Rajashree.. Not in touch with them as one grows..one only looks forward.. and then at one stage he sits back and reflects on the so many beautiful memories from the childhood to teens to youth..one feels the loss.. I donno where these two beautiful friends of mine are today.. and also my so encouraging teacher.Just incase anyone can place me or have details aout them.. drop in a line on hingoranisanjay@hotmail.com.

  96. hi sachin kshirsagar from1987 batch ( passed ssc in 87) marian misquitta was our class teacher ( the one annoucing in the above pic ),, nice to see the picture

  97. Hi lalit how are you we were in the same class do you remember harshavardan, dickvijay, patil,pooja jindal, its was great days i still
    remeber you dear you were the brightest student in our class

  98. HI JACINTA ,
    M AZRA , HOW R U, I WAS GLAD THAT SOMEONE REALLY RECALLED THOSE DAYS AGAIN , I FELT AS IF I AM STILL SITTING AS A TIMID STUDENT OF X D , MY CLASS MATES WERE YOGITA, KAUSAR, MAMATA, KAVITA , KALIND BOLINCHKAR, AND ,MANY MORE. IF READ THIS MESSAGE PLEASE CALL ME. ALSO ALL THOSE WHO CAN RECALL SOME DAYS CAN ALSO CONTACT ME HERE. I HAVE BECOME A PRINCIPAL OF A SCHOOL AND BELIEVE ME MY ASPIRATION AND GUIDE FATHER ROCKY IS ALWAYS WITH ME AS A MENTOR , GUIDING ME WITH HIS MEMORIES.

  99. HEY THERE , ANYONE FROM 1989 BATCH, KAUSAR, KAVITA , AARTI , YOGITA , ANY ONE PLEASE, KINDLY GET IN TOUCH WITH ME. OVER HERE. I REALLY WANT TO DIG MEMORIES.

  100. lalit,
    Do you have the Email adress or face book details of Dialine Monsurate & her sister Tannya. I studied in Cardinal Gracias High School in Bandra. Appreciate your reply

  101. Hi Guys,

    I am Rajeev Sharma. I was in CGHS in 1975-76 (5th & 6th Std) but would have passed out with class of 1980. My class teachers were Iype John Sir (5th) and Mrs Ramachandran (Math; 6th std). Some of my friends I remember are Milind Chauhan, Iqbal, Suresh E.K., Bhaskar (we fought in the quadrangle & were punshed by the principal:-) I also remember Jayshree, Sara Abraham, Wilma. Mrs Abraham used to teach Geog. Mrs Shukla used to teach English for some time along with Mrs Dorothy. Mr Ramchandra was the Hindi Teacher. Mrs Apte was the PT teacher. Good lord, I still remember the morning assembly and the horror of getting late, running across that pond in front of the school and waiting outside to get the calendar signed:-) I used to be so scared of my teachers and Math too. Father Samuel was the kindest person I knew then. Ironically I went on to become a Col in the Indian army and a rocket scientist! Thanks for all my friend and teachers. Very Impressionable time! I am in US now in New Jersey. God Bless our School & you all!

    Warm Regards
    Rajeev

  102. This is Milind Thakur passed in 1978 , in UK now since last 15 years , anyone knows where Uday Tambe is

  103. Hi this is Milind here from 1978 batch , my batch had uday tambe, arun awasti .mirza shuaib,alka,
    i am in UK now since last 15 years, if anyone from my batch can you please get in touch with me on my email saruandsharu@yahoo.co.uk, or on this blog

  104. HI
    Going through the comments of the gracianites made me feel great, it was a good school, with good teachers and principals, my memories go back to the days when i was new admitted in std 6th..in 79…i felt like a fish out of water but my class teacher grace fernandes was very gracious and other friends like lalit, ravi, irshad, samson, ali made me comfortable….i would like to contact my batch mates.
    sanil..suvarna @hotmail.com

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