Oswald Bruno Nazareth

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Oswald Bruno Nazareth
DiedApril 1998
Alma materSt Patrick's High School, Karachi
EmployerSt Patrick's High School, Karachi
Known for50 years of teaching
Notable work
drafting the constitution of the Pakistan Hockey Federation
AwardsO.B. Nazareth Gold Medal

Oswald Bruno Nazareth was a Pakistani high school teacher. He was educated at St Patrick's High School, Karachi, and joined the school's teaching staff as soon as he had completed his studies.

A keen sportsman, he drafted the constitution of the Pakistan Hockey Federation and was its first Secretary. In 1948, he was Assistant Manager representing the Pakistan Hockey team at the London Olympics. [1]

During 50 years of service as a teacher in St. Patrick's High School, Nazareth taught many distinguished students including the former Indian BJP President L.K. Advani, [2] former prime minister Muhammad Khan Junejo, former president Pervez Musharraf and former Chief of Army Staff Jehangir Karamat. His other students included cardinals, archbishops, bishops, priests, federal and provincial ministers, chief justices, judges of the supreme and high courts, industrialists and sportsmen.[3][4]

He also served on the Advisory Board of the St. Vincent's Home for the Aged, Karachi, in the 1970s.

In September 1986 the ex-students of St. Patrick's organised "A Tribute to O.B. Nazareth", held at the Hotel Sheraton and attended by 500 students and their spouses. The group called Nazareth "one of the most popular teachers of his time".

He died in Karachi in April 1998.

On May 6, 2011, at the closing ceremony of the 150th anniversary of the school, the Old Patricians (former students of the school) presented the O.B. Nazareth Gold Medal to the top student from the Science section.[5]