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Kermin Parakh
Principal – BVS Parsi School

Kermin Parakh, the Principal of BVS Parsi School, shares the ideology of Bai Virbaiji Soparivala Parsi High School along with the history of its building. The structure was designed by Moses Somake in 1905, keeping in mind the weather of the city.

Bai Virbaiji Soparivala (BVS) Parsi High School was built in 1905 as a school for the Zoroastrian community. The school has nicely carved features in its pilasters and a pediment which further enhances the entrance design. Architectural features such as the arched doorway, Corinthian capitals, and tall pilasters of the building make the stonemasonry appear like a colossal work of art. In 1923 a floor was added to the old building using the same Gizri stone.“After partition, Quaid-e-Azam requested my father to open the doors of BVS Parsi High School to other communities as well. Five years later, the school had over 600 students and was converted into a public school,” said Deena Mistri.