Another one of Welham’s old guard passed away into the gentle night on 21st April 2019 at the wonderful age of 90. She leaves behind a family that remembers her with warmth and scores of ex-Welhamites with fond memories.
Mrs. Krishna Sinha was at Welham for a little over 30 years. She joined in 1958 and eventually retired in 1989.
Teacher of Hindi and Punjabi (which many girls enjoyed learning from her), she was a tiny, plump woman with wavy black hair pulled back in a bun and a fiery temper! Many remember not getting away with nonsense! But she pampered her girls too. Those who studied Punjabi with her from the batch of 71 remember being granted special permission taken to attend her brother’s wedding in Dehra Dun. A rare treat!
A bright and intelligent teacher, she would often be found with the Time magazine in her hand, (specially during prep duty in the evenings) and she would often use tit bits of information from there to pepper her Hindi classes with.
That was a generation of teachers that mixed ingenuity and imagination to breathe life into their classes. They will be remembered always.
Rest in peace Mrs. Sinha