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Pakistan says goodbye to Major Geoffrey Langlands, commando, headmaster and national treasure

Major Geoffrey Langlands arrived in India as part of the British effort to ensure its orderly partition in 1947. He never left.

His subsequent career as teacher followed the twists and turns of the new country of Pakistan where he was once kidnapped by militiamen and where he educated generations of political leaders, as well as taking tea with the country’s various military dictators.

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