Dar-ul-Sukun head Sister Ruth Lewis passes away due to COVID-19

Dar-ul-Sukun head Sister Ruth Lewis passed away due to COVID-19 coronavirus in Karachi.

According to details, Sister Ruth Lewis was suffering from novel coronavirus and eventually succumbed to the disease on Monday July 20.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab took to social media to pay homage to the deceased and commended her for unmatched humanitarian services.

“Her selfless contributions to our society will always be remembered and cherished,” he tweeted.

Sister Ruth Lewis

Sister Ruth Lewis joined Dar-ul-Sukun on 17 February 1969 along with Sr. Gertrude Lemmens and Sr. Margaret D’Costa.

She had been in-charge of Dar-ul-Sukun since the demise of the organization’s founder Sister Gertrude Lemmens in October 2000.

For her selfless devotion and services to humanity and society, Sister Ruth Lewis was awarded with Pride of Karachi Award in January 2014, and  Hakim Mohammed Said Award in 2018.


Dar-ul-Sukun is a home for physically and mentally challenged children and adults, both men and women in karachi, and was founded by Sister Gertrude Lemmens in 1969.

The three-storey building is situated at Kashmir Road, Karachi and caters for around 150 mentally and physically challenged individuals, both children and adults.

The institution offers a healthy environment for such individuals, along with recreational, physiotherapy, and even electrotherapy facilities.

It also train and prepare its residents to participate in ‘Special Olympics’. Jacky Master – one of Dar-ul-Sukun residents has even won a gold and four bronze medals in swimming.