Students, Teachers, Friends, pay tribute to Teacher killed in Bandipora road accident
Your place can’t take anyone in our hearts and we lost a Teacher,a friend, a saviour and a well versed speaker” a Journalist from ‘Dard Shina Community’ wrote on his Facebook wall
By: Sheikh Anees
GANDERBAL: Heart wrenching scenes were witnessed in morning at Government Boys Higher Secondary School Gund Sonamarg as students and Teachers have paid tribute to their beloved Teacher Sajad Ahmad Lone @Sajad Faheem, who was killed with his wife and two little kids in a tragic road accident at Tragbal area of Gurez in Bandipora.
Sajad and his Family was heading towards Gurez their ancestral home to Budgam village in Tulail area in Bandipora to attend a marriage ceremony of his close relative.
Sajad presently living in Haknar Gund area of Ganderbal as Son in Law of Ghulam Nabi Lone and was well known in the local community here.
Sajad died in the mishap along with his Wife Rubeena Bano@Ruhi and two little children son Moulin ul Islam and daughter Arjumand Sajad a Kg student of Islamic Revival International School Kangan (IRIS)
To mourn the demise of one of its students school authorities suspend their routine work today to express sympathy with the deceased student.
A video of Students of Govt Higher Secondary school Gund Sonamarg were Sajad Faheem was presently posted as general line teacher gone viral on social media seeing students crying loudly and staff had tough time holding it together.
Later staff and students paid tribute to Sajad saying “we have lost today one of our beloved teacher Sajad Faheem”.
“Sajad Faheem Shab was a very bright young man and was loved by both staff members and his students. His absence will be felt by all said a teacher Wani Mehraj.
Wani Mehraj who is one of Sajad Faheem’s close friend and colleague told Valley Online that Sajad was appointed in 2009 as Teacher posessinpo PG ENGLISH and PG Urdu, he was well versed in both the subjects. His drafting was impressive as well as marvellous by using phrasal verbs and new dictionary words he was usually known as MOVING DICTIONARY in the department.
Wani said Sajad was a big fan of Allama Iqbal and every time use to qoute Iqbal’s poetic verses and one verse was always on his lips “Apne Bhi Khafa Mujh Se Hain, Begane Bhi Na-Khush. Main Zehar-e-Halahil Ko Kabhi Keh Na Saka Qand.
Wani said he was a great poet of Shina language also I pray for his highest place in janah along with his family.
Paying tribute to beloved teacher Students said emotionally that Sajad Sir will forever hold such a strong part of our hearts, Sajad Sir was very kind to students, and were lovely to all students every student misses Sajad sir.
He was definitely one of my favorite teachers. He cared a lot about every student that he had,” said Mudasir Ahmad, a 11th class student at the school.
One of his former student Sheikh Sharif said “I’m very glad that I learned so many things from Sajad sir. I will appreciate them and I was very lucky that he taught me.
“He was very absolutely and truly a great teacher, sir will always be in my memory” He added
Another former student Rukaya wrote on his Facebook wall “RIP teacher Sajad Sir. Never thought you will leave us. It happened so fast and we didn’t want it to happen. Thanks for everything you did for me sir. You were the best teacher. In another life I will meet you again.
ZainUl Abdin a close friend, posted on his Facebook account: “Its hard to forgot someone who gave you so much to remember. RIP Sajad. Love you brother.” God console your family. Rest in peace.”
Arshid Ahmad friend and colleague of Gund, said “A person very close to my heart. Our relation was beyond our friendship. We will miss him forever.
A close relative of Sajad told Valley Online he was always something more than a relative for me. He was my best friend and an amazing like younger brother. I will never forget the things that we used to do, the time we used to spend together, and our late night rides just to have a cup of tea.
“When I heard that he was no more around, I knew that my life wouldn’t be the same again without him. He will always be part of my life. His thoughts will always leave a smile on my face.
Sajad Faheem was also missed by his community Shina who was mother tongue saver also.
Faheem was well versed in Shina Language and was a good Shina speaker who was also working for this language and it’s people.
“Faheem your place can’t take anyone in our hearts and we lost a Teacher,a friend, a saviour and a well versed speaker” a Journalist from ‘Dard Shina Community’ wrote on his Facebook wall.
A popular Facebook Page of Shina Community as ‘Shina Welfare Association’ wrote we lost a Piller and became very weak.
Meanwhile thousands of people thronged Haknar on third consecutive day to pay tributes to Sajad and his family.