“When my grandfather came to Mumbai, he had no money on him. Mumbai’s Sindhi community contributed a great deal to the school. It was first started out of a rented premise in Khar. It later shifted to its present location,’’ says Jagasia, adding that 80% of the students who studied at the school when it was in Pakistan, relocated to Mumbai and continued to study here.
The school was started in 1909 by Rai Bahadur Pribhdas Advani, who ran a chain of elite boys schools in Hyderabad-Sindh.
This was the first girls’ school that he started, and one of the two schools for girls in Hyderabad, Sindh at the time, says Jagasia. The school runs on the principles of the Brahmo Samaj.