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Dada Ji (Grandpa)

Dada Ji (Grandpa)
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Copyright: Azeem Mohammad (Bichoo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 255 W: 4 N: 24] (670)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-14
Categories: Friends/Family
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-31 12:29
Viewed: 2305
Points: 18
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My grand father died yesterday after living 107 years. He lived in the WW-II, observed the division of Pakistan and India, survived in 3 grand martial laws with each spanning 11 years, watched East Pakistan turning into Bangladesh, seen many ups and downs and finally - Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust..........

This is a scanned image, cropped and framed. I shot this portrait last year when I was in Pakistan. You can see him in this post at the age of 106 year. He was good at health till the time of his death as he used to tell stories to his great grand children. Used to roam in the streets around our ancestoral home in Lahore. He lived his life well and proper.

Obitury is written by courtesy of Mr. Inaam Husain, a TL member and my best friend.

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My sympathies for your loss.
He did live a very long and active life.

Hello Azeem,
I'm sorry to hear about your sad loss, my friend!
107 years is hard to imagine, your grandfather for sure has seen a lot happen during his lifetime...
Not many reach an age like this!
Pablo -

my condolancies to you and your family, he will live on in you, Magda.

  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-10-31 14:59]

My condolancies to you and your family Azeem, I never meet anyone who live till 107 years old. Your grandad have live through a long life, seeing lots happening around the world, I am sure he himself is a history book, full of knowledge and information.... Take care,


I am very sorry for your loss I am sure your gandpa is now your guardian angel and must be very pleased of you caring so much and making a special posting,


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  • jasp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 419 W: 1 N: 7] (10)
  • [2006-10-31 16:42]

ohhh a long life for you grandfather... i.m sorry for you, althought he will be with god i.m sure.

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  • cse Gold Star Critiquer [C: 276 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-31 17:18]

So he was a young man in 1920ies, when we were fighting againist to western emperialism. And maybe he is one of Pakistanians who gave money to send Turkey (Pakistanians collected money to help Turkey. They were not rich but they did)...

Al-Fatihah ...

I offering you my condoleances...
He have a long life! It's impressive! You had a long opprtunity of life to share with him...
Take care of your family and yourself!

Azeem Bhai.
Bahut afsos howa. Allah Aap ka dada ko JANT UL FIRDOS mai buland darja atta farmaha.
Aap na Kayam pakistan sa Bangladesh aur 3 martial law ka zikr kia hai. Magar is dauran 6 dafa Balochistan mai fauji operation huwa us ka zikr taak nahi kiya.

Allah aap ko aur aap ka ahla khana ko is waqt mai himat da.

Lucky man to have a family that loves him, and his health. Sad to lose him, but he saw the entire world change more than most! I would have loved to hear all about his life!

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  • cokke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 90 N: 912] (4354)
  • [2006-11-01 22:58]

Hola Azeem, me uno a la pena que embarga a tu familia por la inrreparable perdida de tu abuelo, este es un gran homenaje para un gran hombre... por su trayectoria, por su experiencia, pero sobretodo por su calidad moral . Hoy y ahora en México festejamos a los fieles difuntos... no dudes que una oración sera para tu abuelo, un abrazo.

i`m sorry!wondrful work, creative frame!107 years, a long life....
great idea!
tfs, sarah

God rest GrandPa.
Super portrait Bichoo.
bye Aga

  • Enric Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 560 W: 51 N: 554] (6447)
  • [2006-12-29 15:29]

Lamento la pérdida de tu abuelo, pero creo, por lo que explicas, que tuvo una vida intensa, digna y, sin duda, larga. Seguro que su esencia permanece viva entre tú y el resto de sus seres queridos.


Hi Azeem,
Sorry for your Granfather my friend:(
Great portrat of him,Well Done.TFS
Have a Great Weekend.

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