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My father’s Pakhol; a daughter’s memories of Mir Subhanuddin — 8 Comments

  1. Respected brother Tariqulla Khan, brother Minhas Uddin, brother Irfan, brother Saif. I really appreciate your kind words about my father. God bless you all.

  2. Bibi Kai thank you for sharing your great father’s memories with us. When I was a child, I found a notebook in my home with immaculate handwriting, it was so beautiful that I couldn’t believe one can write so nicely with his hands. It was something about law. I didn’t know how it came there but it is still in our possession.The name written on it was Mir Subhanuddin.
    Later while growing up I heard the same name again and again with respect to Refugees etc. but never had the opportunity to meet him. When I graduated, I went back to Chitral and started working for an NGO working in tourism sector. I used to lead the team which gave me an opportunity to meet with elders and youth-everyone. In one of those sittings, Mir sahab’s name came under discussion and that was a moment of enlightenment for me as someone told me that Mir sahab was so intelligent and competent in his studies that one of his peers once said this about him and I quote, ” Sabaq ispa khyo retam sabaq Mir Subhanuddin retai kya, ispa sabaq rasusi hase hunar kori asur”. That was the moment when I said to myself I must meet him. To my good luck, one day I was sitting in my office at the Mountain Inn and a gentleman with a flat hat on his head entered my office, I knew that it was him. He didn’t speak to me in Khowar and never did ever after that. He was eloquent in English that I got impressed. That day on, he would come every now and then, sit and chat with me about his projects, his experience, sometimes would talk about my father as well. He was indeed one of the best Chitral has ever produced. Time passes away, memories stay. Sad to hear about his departure from this realm to the other. May his soul rest in peace and may God give the bereaved family courage to bear the great loss and also to keep him alive in their memories.

  3. Late mr Subhan sir would occassionally meet us in our office,usually we would discusse urdu poetry and fictions.He had good sense of humurs, i often advised him to qiut smoking but he would smile and change the topic.
    May God bless him.

  4. One day he came to my office in morning with smiling face and told me to issue directions to fix the unusual vibration of Goldur pedestrian bridge as we feel inconvenience in crossing it. Then he left after having tea and told to come to get update. I visit that along concernd they made plan to fix the issue and on same day as per his promise he came and I told him all. A smile on his face signaled his satisfaction. My ten days of friendship with him,is indeed an asset for me.May Allah pak bless the departed soul.

  5. It is pleasant surprise for me and for many friends of Mir sahab. Stay blessed and help us in compiling the biography of a legend from Chitral.

    • Much appreciated, Dr. Sahib. Actually it was your article which inspired me to shed some light on the less known aspects of his life.

  6. Rest in peace my dear baba ji. Never thought that one day we’ll be remembering you in words because you’ve always been so close to me. Me and baba ji used to have long conversations lasting the whole night,i would sleep next to his bed and he would wake me up the next day to accompany him for the cricket match. Rest in peace baba ji.