Author Archives: Amin H. Karim MD

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.

General Post Office Karachi 1866

By Dr. Sohail Ansari. It was in 1864 that the first telegraphic message was sent from India (Karachi) to England (London) when a telegraph connection was laid. The Telegraph and Post Office of the city designed by Captain P. Phelps … Continue reading

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Sadhana Shivdasani

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Actor Hari Shivdasani’s brother Shivo and his wife Lali were blessed to have a daughter born on 2nd September 1941 in Karachi. They were only too pleased to have her. Shivo named her after his favourite … Continue reading

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From Longitude 00’00.00 Meridian Line: KARACHI HISTORY

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi FROM  LONGITUDE  00’00.00 / Meridian Line— HISTORY of KARACHI   My last visit to this line , Longitude 00’00.00, Greenwich Observatory and National Maritime Museum was in 2015. Here I found a history of Karachi.The watercolour … Continue reading

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Sudden Death Lodge

The cursed Sudden Death Lodge By Dr. Sohail Ansari  This is the tale of a Pir in Karachi whose tomb, under a pipal tree, was lit by a small oil lamp. A naked care taking fakir sat there for fifty … Continue reading

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Wren and Martin Link to Karachi

By Sohail Ansari    The comments on my earlier post, prompts me to share this piece, that I wrote some years ago. Most of us would have read ‘High School English Grammar and Composition’, by Wren and Martin. As a … Continue reading

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Actress Patience Cooper

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Another actress coming to Karachi was Patience Cooper Born in 1905, Patience Cooper was an Anglo Indian from Calcutta. She was a superstar of early Bollywood with a successful career in both silent and sound films. … Continue reading

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Mitchell’s Tomato Ketchup and Squashes

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  We grew up with all favourite MITCHELL’S TOMATO KETCHUP AND SQUASHES and other products. Francis J. Mitchell came from Scotland after the first world war. He purchased some agricultural land in Sahiwal. With his two sons, … Continue reading

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Liaquat National Hospital

By Dr. Saad Bashir    One of the oldest major hospitals in Karachi is the Liaquat National Hospital. Soon after the creation of Pakistan the Red Cross Committee, which was chaired by Syed Wajid Ali, (one of the three illustrious … Continue reading

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Sultana Razaaq-The Charming Actress

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Here is another actress from the silent movies era who chose Karachi as her abode following partition. Sultana Razaaq: a beautiful charming actress who migrated to Karachi after Partition. Ibrahim Muhammed Yakut Khan was the Nawab … Continue reading

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Nawab of Junagadh

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  After his exile from Junagadh, Muhammad Mahabat Khan III and his family settled in Karachi, where he died of rabies at the age of 59 years. He was fond of dogs and is believed to have … Continue reading

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