Soon after the
death of his first wife, Channa Sahib married Mrs. Rehana, daughter of
late Professor Syed Maqsood Ali (who used to teach
English at Petaro in the 1960s). Mrs. Rehana has a
graduated from Tandojam Agriculture University
with a B.Sc. in 1956. Many years later, he also
got his M.Sc. also from the same university in
His first job
was with the Agriculture Dept of the Sindh
government in 1956. He was posted as the Taluka
Agriculture Officer at Juhi, Dist. Dadu. In 1961,
he became the Training Officer at the Agriculture
Training Institute at Sakrand.
It was at this
juncture that he joined Cadet College Petaro in
1962 as a teacher of Biology. He was highly
impressed by Col.
Coombes, and was keen to work with him.
years, Channa Sahib was not only responsible for
teaching, he was also given the charge to convert
the deserts of Petaro into a garden. During the
successive periods of different principals, he
worked hard in this respect, and Petaro is truly a
garden campus now.
the lawns all over the campus. In addition, he
also set up the agriculture farm, mango orchards,
lemon orchard, rose gardens, and planted trees all
along the roads and lanes.
Over the years,
he became the head of the department of Biology
during the period of
and then became the Vice Principal in 1990. Barely
three months after becoming the Vice Principal, he
was appointed the Acting Principal
upon the retirement of
Prof. M.A. Bhatti in
September 1990. He remained the Principal until 16
February 1991, when Capt. S.I. Malik, PN
was appointed as the permanent principal. Channa Sahib
then reverted back to the position of Vice
Principal and continued as such until his
retirement in 1993.
retirement, he is settled in Hyderabad.
Five of his sons are Petarians as listed above. In
addition, his younger sister was married to the
Shafique-ur-Rehman Channa, kit no. 20/Liaquat