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A Tribute To Our Loving Father

  1. 1. A tribute to our loving Father <ul><li>It was 4 am, the darkest  hour of the darkest night of our life, November the 22nd, 2008. Our father whom we always looked up as the strongest and the wisest, our hero gasping for his next breath. The sound of his labored breathing gradually subsided and the hospital room became quiet. We along with our mother, spouses and our children helplessly watched him pass away. We have no words to  express the moment. It was unbearable . </li></ul>
  2. 2. With the passage of time his wonderful character seems to evolve in our eyes, especially as a caring <ul><li>father sensitive even to the tiniest of our needs and desires.To the world he was more then just a sincere and honest person,the integration of straightforward- ness with his well meaning personality earned him the utmost regard in society . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Papa you will never be forgotten <ul><li>His soft and consistent counseling filled with affection has touched us deeply, molding  and shaping the developmental years of our life without curbing our inherent inclinations. </li></ul>
  4. 4.   “ Papa you will never be forgotten.” <ul><li>  “ Thanks for the care and love you have bestowed, The understanding and support you have extended for whatever best we could achieve.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. . <ul><li>He was a loving husband ( who meant the whole world to our mother ). </li></ul>
  6. 6. A great grand-father <ul><li>A very  affectionate father, grandfather and a great grand- father. He has been and will always remain a beacon of light for us, guiding us through the treacherous passage of life. </li></ul>
  7. 7. He was a man of fine taste, though he never composed anything, <ul><li>still he had great love for music and poetry. He loved sports and won honors in Tennis at university level and enjoyed playing cricket as a young man. By nature he was a carefree person, with a very good sense of humor. </li></ul>
  8. 8. He was a man of principles <ul><li>Through- out his career, he stood tall for the righteous cause and never bowed to unscrupulous pressure.We feel privileged, blessed and very honored to have him as our father. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear. May the good memories hold deep in our heart. He was an adorable person. May God give us the strength to overcome the pain of this great loss. God has ended his suffering that is the only consolation that we can hope for. May Allah grant him the best place in Janat-ul-Firdous, where eternal peace reigns supreme.....Ameen.  </li></ul><ul><li>  Helen Keller said,                                          </li></ul><ul><li> “ What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes  a part of us.”   </li></ul><ul><li>Take comfort in your memories for they will indeed be a part of you forever. </li></ul><ul><li>Munni, Shama, Akram & Aslam . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Syed Mukarram Ali youngest son of K.B.S.Ijaz Ali <ul><li>Born on 27 th . August, 1924. </li></ul><ul><li>Passed his B.Sc. (Engg.) from Aligarh Muslim University. </li></ul><ul><li>M.Sc. (Physics) from Lucknow University in 1943 </li></ul><ul><li>He joined Sindh Irrigation Department in 1948. </li></ul><ul><li>He retired as General Manager (South) WAPDA in the year1986. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why, couldn’t you stay another day, To celebrate your wedding day, To laugh, to love, to share or play,   A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Oh yes, these thing sure I miss, Your parting has left an empty space   Your time seemed all too brief, Which left us bewildered and in grief. God wanted you - He set you free . Munni
  12. 12. Papa, I always thought that the time is a big healer but somehow with each passing day I miss you even more! I just want you to know that we all are taking very good care of Ammi. May Allah give her the strength to cherish alone the memorable moments you two shared together for so long. Missing you Papa - Shama
  13. 13. Papa, You will always be remembered as a loving & affectionate father.We will forever cherish your memories and hope for our ever loving mother to see through this difficult time of parting.Today she will miss you ever so more and hope that you are watching ! You were a &quot;Perfect couple'.  Akram
  14. 14. P apa, The beautiful memories of you will always remain with us . Loosing you has been extremely painful . Ami has mashallah shown a lot of composure & I pray to almighty to grant her strength to remain strong for ever. Almost for 59 yrs you two remained united thru thick n thin and we never realized that we could loose you. The only comfort we get is that you are in best of hands and pray that Allah will grant your soul eternal peace. We miss you a lot! Aslam
  15. 15. <ul><li>I got the deadful news sitting thousands of miles away. Helpless! Shocked! </li></ul><ul><li>While leaving Karachi it never occured that I was getting the last glimpse of a person I adored ever since my birth. </li></ul><ul><li>Though physically you may have parted, but every bit of you lives in my mind. </li></ul><ul><li>How can I forget the absolute attention that I had as the eldest grandchild. </li></ul><ul><li>How can I forget your un-diluted love. </li></ul><ul><li>How can I forget your forbearance and your guidance. </li></ul><ul><li>How can I forget that Glittering smile on your beautiful face. </li></ul><ul><li>How can I forget your lively jokes and your quick intellect. </li></ul><ul><li>Surely, </li></ul><ul><li>You will always remain a beacon of light and will never be forgotten. </li></ul><ul><li>Missing you always nana. love you a lot, </li></ul><ul><li>Rubab </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand </li></ul><ul><li>The sun goes down but its gentle warmth still lingers on the land </li></ul><ul><li>The music stops but it echoes on & on in sweet refrains </li></ul><ul><li>For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains </li></ul><ul><li>Afshan </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>IN MEMORY OF MY BELOVED GRANDFATHER </li></ul><ul><li>Nana you are remembered by each passing day In our hearts and soul for you we pray. Looking back to the days we woke up to you And to the days you spent with us Sometimes as I remember you, beg and cry, Wishing that you would have never died. But as the days go on, for you we will pray, And remember you by each passing day. </li></ul><ul><li>Its got harder and harder since the day you went away but still people keep telling us everything shall be okay Naushin Cont………….. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Nana we know deep inside that it’s better up there but we're not together which makes it unfair Seems like yesterday that we were together then I opened my eyes to realize gone means forever It hurts and it aches its slicing our hearts for the rest of our life we shall be apart. </li></ul><ul><li>Nana forgetting you or not thinking about you is not only difficult but impossible, you will be missed for ever & ever. </li></ul><ul><li>MISS YOU A LOT NANA </li></ul><ul><li>NAUSHIN. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>His gentle and peaceful nature, his calm persona, his quiet firmness when angry and his quirky jokes directed usually at Dadi just so he could laugh when she got angry… that’s what I think of when I think of Dada… </li></ul><ul><li>I remember all the times when young, the idea of going to dada dadi’s place in the evenings usually meant that dada would quiz me about my grades, and if they were good, then I would definitely get some kind of a reward.. Then I got older, but the situation remained the same. I saw till recently, the same thing happening with alina. It just made me realize the consistency grandparents bring to our lives. They have been around ever since we are born and their presence just brings about such a sense of comfort and familiarity different from what we get from our own parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Another incident that I cannot forget is when dada dadi were staying with us. Alina was young at the time and she would be watching her cartoons on tv all day long. Dada was actually interested in watching those cartoons as well. Once, alina and dada sat together and watched Lion King for the first time, and dada actually shed a few tears during the movie!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Cont…… </li></ul><ul><li>Nida </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>He was so many things, from being sensitive and emotional like a child, to being aware of everything that was happening in the world, to being honest and having strong values and unshakeable principles, to providing a sense of moral support for his kids and grandkids, to being the best husband and companion for my dadi.. he really was the complete man in the true sense of the word. We all still sit in the same room with the same people but dada’s chair is empty now. I feel that sorrow and sense of loss, but at the same time i also know that he lived a long and full life; experienced all sorts of things, saw his grandkids get married and saw his great grandchild and spent quality time with him, he was highly respected by his colleagues, subordinates, friends, family and everyone else he met because he left an impact on them by living the example he wanted to set for his family. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>I can see bits of dada in my father as well, so his legacy will live on through all of us because knowing dada and spending time with him rubbed off on all of us and we all have bits of dada in us to keep even if he isn’t with us anymore… </li></ul><ul><li>Nida </li></ul>
  21. 21. This is a tiny excerpt from my journal. It is simply a reflection of all the conflicting emotions I was feeling the night I received the dreaded text message from my dad about dada. Saba cont…………
  22. 22. <ul><li>I cannot comprehend that dada is gone. How? When? Why? I will never know. I only wish I had spent more time with him in the past year instead of being so far away from him. I guess some things are not meant to be experienced by some people…I wasn’t meant to be with dada and watch him deteriorate in his last few months. This is so surreal. This is the first time that something so real and permanent has left me…feeling lost, lonely, and helpless. </li></ul><ul><li>Cont………. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Dada you were such a prominent figure in my upbringing. I learnt so much from simply watching you. You were such a loving and adorable grandfather. I remember throughout my school days you would always ask about my grades and progress. I remember waiting eagerly to tell you about my good grades to get that “inaam” you promised, and hiding my not so good grades so I wouldn’t disappoint you. Not much has changed because I couldn’t wait to come back home after I graduated. All I wanted to do was come back and know that you were proud of me. I prayed everyday for your recovery and all I wanted to do was come back and see you healthy. With your deteriorating condition, I knew I shouldn’t be selfish. I prayed for you to be free from suffering and pain, and Insha’Allah you are. You are in a better and more peaceful place and that is our only consolation. Your family misses you so much. We are all taking good care of Dadi and each other. Rest in Peace Dada. I love you. Saba </li></ul>
  24. 24.   <ul><li>It was the 22 nd of Nov, 2008 at 4am, my eyes filled with tears as I saw you pass away </li></ul><ul><li>It never occurred to me , how much I could lose </li></ul><ul><li>I find myself wishing that it wasn’t true </li></ul><ul><li>Every time I think about it , pain is all that I feel </li></ul><ul><li>Tears roll down my eyes, I can barely see. </li></ul><ul><li>But my heart tells me that somewhere around you are always there with me </li></ul><ul><li>I am glad that your suffering has ended and you feel no pain now, you live in a perfect land. </li></ul><ul><li>I can still feel the soft touch on my shoulder of your loving hand. </li></ul><ul><li>I lie in my bed and cry every night </li></ul><ul><li>But I don’t feel any better in the morning light. </li></ul><ul><li>I will love you and miss you forever, until the day we are again together. </li></ul><ul><li>Together in the perfect place above, cherishing the old times with happiness and love. </li></ul><ul><li>But until then I promise to wipe my tears and smile away- hoping to see you again someday. </li></ul><ul><li>  Love </li></ul><ul><li>Anum </li></ul>
  25. 25.   <ul><li>The following is an excerpt from one of my college essays that I wrote about Dada and how he served as the perfect role model for me. </li></ul><ul><li>Adil </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>I peeked through the half open door, trying to catch a glimpse of the man who I always looked up to. I felt a wave of anguish wash over me as I saw my grandfather gasping for breath. It was a dreadful sight. I looked away immediately. As I stood waiting in the hallway, my eyes welled up as a gush of memories flooded my mind of days long ago. Thinking about how, as a joke, he used to ask me to stand on one leg and salute him, makes me miss him even more. He used to test my balance and whether I passed or failed my reward always used to be the same: One Cadbury Chocolate Éclair, and if I insisted, even two.. </li></ul><ul><li>cont…………… </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>I literally spent my entire childhood with him. He was my source of inspiration, playing a major role in developing my perspectives. We discussed everything from politics to cricket to my school life. He always used to take special interest in my school grades and always took pride in my success. A pat on the back always fueled me on, replenishing my energy, passion and commitment to make him proud once again. </li></ul><ul><li>Cont……….. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Dada there are no words to describe how we dealt with the unbearable grief of losing you but I can surely write volumes about a lifetime of experiences that I have shared with you and the countless lessons that I have learnt. From your invigorating childhood stories about ‘shikaar’ to the beautiful couplets by Mir and Ghalib, your words of wisdom have played a big part in making me the man I am today. You were not only a loving and affectionate husband, father and grandfather but also a source of guidance for the rest of the family. The vacuum that your loss has left behind can never be filled but your spirit shall remain with us forever. Dada you will be missed and may Allah rest your soul in peace. </li></ul><ul><li>Love, </li></ul><ul><li>Adil </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>  Recently, we lost a person that meant a lot to us. And in losing him, it closed a chapter of my life that I was not really ready to close. He was the one whom I always looked up to as the most sincere and loving human being and losing him was the most difficult moment I ever had to go through. I still remember how eagerly he used to wait for our results, even though he knew my result won’t be up to the standard except for Adils success in which he took pride, and at times I used to rush upstairs and hide my report card before he asked for it but in the end he used to see it somehow and still gave me some kind of reward even though I didn’t deserve any. Now that he is no more with us I realise how important his presence was for all of us and especially for dadi. Dada you will always be remembered as a caring and affectionate husband, father, grandfather and also a great grandfather. You will always be missed and may Allah grant your soul eternal peace.   Love, Amna </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>“ The world’s a stage </li></ul><ul><li>And all the men and women are merely players” </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>And Syed Mukarram Ali played his part; A son, devoted husband, loving father, indulgent grandfather as well as a great grandfather. He had an influence on all of our lives. And having him leave us was the most tragic thing we had to face as a family. Watching him lie there, on a hospital bed, helpless was the hardest thing I ever had to do. Hoping for some movement, praying in my head that he would keep fighting. I remember never thinking of him as an ‘old’ grandfather. He acted like my friend. Whenever I was with him he always wanted to do something that would entertain me or make me happy. Even if it meant sitting through Lion King five times a day. Whether my results were good or bad, he always had a word of encouragement or something to compliment me on. Even if it was on the only A I got in art. His love kept us all together and even now we are strongly bonded in memory of him. </li></ul><ul><li>Rest in peace Dada. </li></ul><ul><li>I love you </li></ul><ul><li>Alina </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Baray nana I love you </li></ul><ul><li>I miss you </li></ul><ul><li>You are great </li></ul><ul><li>Elwan (Great grandson) </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>We recall from our childhood and adulthood memories a very sincere, honest, straightforward, sensitive and well meaning person. I wish there were more people like him around and this world would be a better place.  May Allah grant him paradise where eternal peace reigns supreme (Ameen).  </li></ul><ul><li>Aisha Ali </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>I am very sad to have lost mukki dada, i have so many good memories of him being so kind towards me whenever i met him.  He would always ask me how my studies were going, and was always interested to know about my wellbeing.  There is never any easy way to deal with the loss of a loved one, especially someone so close to us.  May Allah grant him the best place in heaven. Ameen </li></ul><ul><li>M oni Ali </li></ul>
  34. 34. What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man that he was, deeply missed and loved by all! May Allah(swt) give you all and esp Mehmooda mumani the courage to bear this great loss. Tatto.