Condolence Messages for Maj Agha Amir Ahsan, Sigs (ABD-5 Platoon)

By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema

It is informed with deepest sorrow that  Maj Agha Amir Ahsan, Sigs (Abdali-5 Platoon) expired on 28 Nov 2012 and was buried in Army Grave Yard Rawalpindi the same night.

 إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعـــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــو ن

May Allah grant him a prominent place in Junnah and provide strength to the family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen. Please pray for his maghfirat. It was a chilly night and the funeral was held after midnight but still a large number of Course mates had assembled to attend this last ritual for their dear brother.

Agha was a heart patient and his heart bypass operation was conducted in 2002. On 28 Nov 2012, he played his usual golf game in the morning, came home to have breakfast and then went to his office located in Poonch House at Adamjee Road, Rawalpindi Cantt. He then attended a conference in an office near Panjsarki behind Sigs Officers Mess. The conference was over at 1:30 pm. When he sat in his car, he felt some pain in his chest. The driver rushed him to AFIC which is hardly 1 km away but he breathed his last during this brief journey.

For condolence please ring at the following phone numbers:-
051-5591881, 0300-8541881
Home address:  48-F, Askari II, Chaklala Scheme 3, Rawalpindi.

Maj Agha (Nick name: Zulu) was a very good golf player and he had a passion for this game. He used to play golf early in the morning in Army Golf Club Rawalpindi. He even played golf on the morning of 28 Nov 2012, the day he left this world. Another Course mate, Maj Gen Saleem, was having tea in the Golf Club after he had finished his game. They exchanged pleasantries and Agha was offered a cup of tea. Agha didn’t take the tea, he thanked Saleem and went home. He died a few hours later. When Gen Saleem was informed in the evening about Agha’s sudden death, he was shocked. He had categorically asked Agha about his health and Agha said that he was feeling perfectly fine.

Please click this link to see some photos of Maj Agha :-Photos of Maj Agha Amir Ahsan

Agha was a prolific writer and had written many articles for the Course website. Links to some of his articles are given below:-
Rawalpindi, a City of Dreams and Demons (Part I)
Rawalpindi, a City of Dreams and Demons (Part II)
Rawalpindi, a City of Dreams and Demons (Part III)
Rawalpindi, a City of Dreams and Demons (Part IV)

Close Call
Social Animal
Short Lesson
Letter to a Chilean Friend
Forlorn
The Chocolate Fairy
Sirf Shoaib

Maj Agha had another talent. He was a good poet too. Please read his poem: Meray Daes Ki Saleeqa Shaar Bachian

Agha’s platoon mate, Capt Wajih Ullah Baig, was recently posted from Karachi to Hattar. Agha invited him to dinner at his residence on last Sunday (25 Nov 2012). They had jolly good time and talked about the memories of PMA. They were planning to visit me in DHA 2 but it was postponed because it was very late in the night.

Agha was a loving husband and a caring father for his five daughters. He was very friendly with his daughters. He was  equally friendly with his son-in-laws. They are really grateful to him for introducing to them the wonderful game of golf. He used to regularly play golf with them on weekends.

We are confident that Agha would be as happy and smiling in his new abode as was in this temporary world.  He has created a vacuum in the lives of his family and friends. Agha was a thorough gentleman and we all will miss him. Rest in Peace, dear Zulu Bhai.

 Editor’s Note: Please write your condolence message at the end of this page under the heading “Leave a Reply here”. The link of this page  has also been given to Maj Agha’s wife and daughters.

 

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Comments

  1. Azam Gill (H-1), France says:

    Enjoy eternal life in a better abode.

  2. Major (Retd) Munir Aslam, Sigs (S-4) says:

    Maj Agha was a great man and I really feel agonized on his death. No doubt he was very energetic even at this age and he lived his life with joy and bliss even on the day he died. May his soul rest in Peace.

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  3. Brig (R) Kamran Shariff says:

    May his soul rest in peace and Allah subhanta,allah grant his family and near ones the strenth to bear the loss. Nice to read kind words and sentiments expressed by colleagues and friends.

  4. Maj Muhammad Shoaib Yasin says:

    Very deeply grieved on the sad demise of Maj Agha Amir Ahsan. May Allah rest the departed soul in peace and tranquilty. May He grant strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. Ameen.

  5. Maj Gen Saleem Janjua (Retd) says:

    It was indeed very shocking to hear about very sad demise of Maj Agha from Col Cheema on the evening of 28 Nov and I didn’t believe my ears because the same morning we had a small chat in Rawalpindi Golf Course after golf session. A very pleasant and versatile personality who was always cheerful bearing a smile whom it was a treat to meet especially in the mornings. Maj Agha was a popular figure among the morning golfers of Rawalpindi Golf Course and everyone heard this news with uttar shock and disbelief. TO HIM WE BELONG AND TO HIM WE RETURN. May ALLAH the Almighty bless Agha’s soul in heavens and grant courage and strength to Bhabi and daughters to bear this irreparable loss, Aameen. Our support is ever available for the family.

  6. I was so sad to hear about sad demise of Maj Agha, my company mate and a very fine man إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعـــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــو ن. I have tried to get in touch to connect the Pak numbers but have not succeeded. One of the recorded msgs asked to dial 99 before the number but I already dial 011 92 before cell #. Has some change taken place in the dialing procedure?
    Please convey my condolence msg to the family, his younger brother should recall because we had served together in Karachi.

  7. My heartfelt condolence to family and friends of Maj Agha. May Allah bless him. I was at Okara and could’t attend the funeral.
    Agha’s sudden departure reminds me a small but moving incident. In August this year I made a stop at roadside village to offer Juma prayers. Mosque was packed. After the prayers Imam sahib said, “A soul has departed whose Janaza will be offered soon after in the graveyard.”
    He then deeply prayed, “O’ ALLAH, grant us all the death like that”. Every one in the mosque humbly cried in one voice, “Ameen…Ameen.” A unique moment gripped me to stay put.
    In the graveyard I asked Imam that what was so special of this death which the whole village is desperately praying for.
    He said, “Mainly two things. One..His departure on his feet which he used to pray ‘ALLAh don’t put me on mercy of others. Make me die on my feet.’ Two..His last act. Today is his mother’s death anniversary. He was planting a tree in her memory, and breathed his last right there. His children had come last evening.,Food is already cooked. He was not a rich man, but had a giving hand. Allah did not put him on mercy of anybody even to cook food on his death.”
    Imam looked up towards the sky and said “What a great departure!!”
    Major Agha had a giving hand and he departed on his feet. May ALLAH SUBHANTALLA bless him.
    At the end let me offer one of the favourite prayers of our Holy Prophet (PBUH)…..”O’ GOD! Make me and my Course mates live as long as it is better for us to live. Make us die when YOU wish us to die. Let our last deed be the best deed of our lives, AMEEN.”
    Good Bye Agha. See you in the next world.

  8. Lt Col Ali Muzaffar Zaidi (S- 1) says:

    Death of dear Course mate Maj Agha is my personal grief and loss to the 2nd SSC family. Although I had met him not very often but always found him courteous and loving friend and a nice human being. Due to my sickness, I could not attend his Janaza for that I will always regret. My most heart felt condolence for the bereaved family. May Allah elevate his status in Jannat-ul-Firdos and grant the mourners patience to bear this irreparable loss, Aameen.

  9. Lt Col Javaid Ahmed Kamal (G-4 Platoon) says:

    May Allah grant Maj Agha the highest place in Jannah and give strength to the family to bear this loss. انا لله وانا اليه راجعون

  10. Maj Gen Khalid Jaffery (Bosnia) says:

    I came to know a bit late of Agha`s demise since I was travelling, and it came as a profound shock.My mind went back to the old PMA days and the last time I met Agha in Pindi. He was a thorough gentleman and extremely pleasant compan. A considerate and caring friend who would always be very helpful. A great loss for his friends and family.May Allah Almighty grant him a place in Heaven, and give his family courage and strength to bear this irreparable loss with patience, Ameen.

  11. Though short association but I know Maj Agha as an extremely fine human being and a thorough gentleman. His sudden demise has shocked and saddened us. We equally share the pain and grief with his family and assure them to stand by them always. God may bless his soul in heaven and grant strength to the family to bear this great loss, Ameen.

  12. Agha, Allah teri Maghfirat kare. Aameen. You have saddened so many including me, who will miss your affectionate smiles and love that you had for everyone. I came to know Agha over 40 years back when I had the privilege to be his room-mate during Basic Course at MCS in Aug 1972. I admire the way he would conduct himself even during those early days of youth. He was always caring, considerate and hospitable. One perception that I have lived with is that I learnt Urdu from him. And this statement he used to enjoy a lot and even share with his family.
    In the Golf Course he used to be so bright and great. Last I met him was a few days before his death early morning. Their flight would be the First One to Tee Off. I have the pleasure of playing with him a couple of times. What a great man, what a wonderful company and in what hurry you have departed. May Allah Bless you with His Infinite Mercy and shower His Rehmat on you. May Allah Bless the family with strength to bear this unbearable loss.
    We all miss you and we all pray for you.

  13. Maj Shaukat Raza (Australia) says:

    Both Agha and Shoaib were from Abdali 4, they were my platoon mates. I am really shocked to hear the sad news. After retirement we both had our offices on 3rd floor at Poonch House, Rawalpindi Cantt. We used to walk into each other’s office for a chat. I came to Australia in 2008, but we remained in contact. Agha Amir Ahsan was a sweet person. We will miss him forever. May God bless his soul and give him a prominent place in Jannat ul firdous and provide strength to his family to bear the irreparable loss, Aameen.

  14. Lt Gen Jamil Haider says:

    It was shocking to learn about the sad demise of our beloved Course mate. I had association with Agha since 1969 being an old Ravian full of life and energy. He has left a vacuum and scar which may never be filled. Almighty had ordained it like this. In this hour of grief one can only pray for the departed soul to rest in peace and may Allah provide the strength to his family to bear this irreparable loss. We shall as a Course will always miss him specially our colleagues from Abdali Company. May God bless his soul (Ameen).

  15. Lt Col Nasir Ali Siddiqi says:

    Its a great loss of good friend, Course mate and lovely husband. May Allah rest Agha’s soul in eternal peace and give srtength to bhabi and family to bear this irreparable loss. Aameen.

  16. Respected Begum Agha & Family
    Assalam o Alekum Wa Rehmat Ullah
    The entire Second Special Short Course was so deeply saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. We are all so very sorry. You have our deepest sympathy.
    The loss of a spouse is such a profound loss, we can only imagine your grief. If it is any consolation, we share your pain immensely. He was a loving husband and good father. We know so well the terrible grief you are feeling, the pain is very hard to take, but in ALLAH’s will we all have to submit. Major Agha was such a distinguished man and had such a pleasing personality. We know that whenever his name was mentioned in circle of friends, everyone had such nice things to say about him. He was so much fun to be around and his great charm will always be missed.
    We know that you will find the strength to get through this very sad and difficult time. Knowing that Major Agha’s friends are here for you will hopefully be of solace to you. If there is anything we can do to help, please feel free to call any Course mate; we will be at your beck and call.
    Please let all of your family know how deeply saddened is Second Special Short Course, we will be praying for you and your wonderful family.
    May ALLAH grant Major Agha most coveted place in Jannah and grant fortitude to all of you to bear the loss. Aameen.
    IN SYMPATHY, SORROW AND SUPPORT
    SECOND SPECIAL SHORT COURSE

  17. We, the 2nd Special Short Course mates, deeply mourn the passing away of Major Agha Amir Ahsan. His sad demise is a great loss to family and the Course since he was a great friend and an active supporter in many spheres.
    His personality and posture left an impact on every one to place him instantly by those who were distantly known to him and he will surely be missed by all with deep appreciation attached to him. His recent articles are indicators of his liveliness and full of life characteristics.
    We convey our deepest emotions of sadness to his family on his departure to eternal abode and sincerely pray that Allah Subhan O Tala may bless his soul with lasting peace and bless his family to bear this loss with strength and patience. Ameen.

  18. Brig Tanveer Rafi says:

    I did not know Zulu in PMA but later through our Course mate Syed Mushtaq Ali (A-5 Platoon) I knew him not only as a Course mate but as a thorough Gentleman and real good friend. I being in Islamabad did not have many opportunities to play golf with him but would always keep a tag of his performances in different tournaments .
    its difficult for anyone to know the real pain and sorrow which his wife and kids must be going through, still we can realise it must be real deep. May Allah almighty rest his soul in peace and grant strength to his family to bear this loss (Ameen). We all mortals have to bow our head to the will of God.

  19. Maj Mohammad Safdar (USA) says:

    Innah Lillah e Wa Innah Illaih e Rajeoon. Just read the sad news. We lost a loving intellectual brother. We will miss Agha’s writings. A noble soul indeed. My wife joins me in expressing her deep and sincere feelings. He will be ever remembered. May Allah SWT give the bereaved family extraordinary strength and patience to bear this irreparable loss. Ameen ya Rabbul Alameen, Ameen.

  20. Brig Tariq Saeed says:

    Really grieved to know about sad demise of Maj Agha. May Allah bless the departed soul with eternal peace and give fortitude to bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. Ameen.

  21. Brig Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry says:

    I did not know Maj Agha well but I regret having missed his company. So many Course mates turned up at his funeral at midnight in the rainy chill. This speaks of his popularity amongst 2nd SSC. May Allah be pleased with him and bless him kindly. May his family have the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

  22. Respected Sister and my grieved children,
    It was shocking news for me that your beloved husband had expired on 28 Nov 2012 إنا لله وإنا إليه
    راجعـــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــو ن. It is a great and irreparable loss to you and to your family. May ALLAH Almighty rest his soul in peace and give your strength and power to handle the responsibility which now rests on your shoulders. As Course mate of deceased and your brother, I assure you that you are not alone, we all are with you and always pray for your prosperity and success, in years to come. “Ameen”
    Maj Sikandar Qadri, Multan Cantt, 0314-6119669 (Cell)

  23. Brig Asad Hakeem says:

    Innah Lillah e Wa Innah Illaih e Rajeoon. We will miss Agha’s posts and write ups in our Course website. A noble soul indeed. May Allah SWT give tothe bereaved family all that is required by them to face the aftermath of this irreparable loss. Ameen ya Rab ul Alameen.

  24. Lt Col Naeem Ahmed Khan says:

    We’ve lost another brother. May God rest his soul in eternal peace and bless his family with patience to bear this loss, Ameen. Live in Heaven, brother!!

  25. Lt Col Masood Alam says:

    It was a very sad news regarding the demise of our brother Maj Agha. May Allah grant mercy and rest his soul in peace in Janatul Firdous and grant strength and courage to the family to bear this great irreparable loss, Ameen.

  26. Maj Javed Yusuf says:

    May Allah rest his soul in peace.

  27. We all will miss him. He will be remembered for the rest of our lives.

  28. Zulu (Maj Agha) belonged to a rare breed of gentlemen. He was a very good friend. We always found him in jolly good mood. A great loss, equally for the friends and family.

    • Brig Khawaja Alam Zeb says:

      Inna lillah i wa inna alaihi rajioon. Dear Zulu, ALLAH tujhay janat ki unn vadiyon mein mahal naseeb karey jahan tumharay dost Maj Shoaib (Shaheed) ka ghar hai. Maj Agha was my platoon mate in A-4 (Later he went to A-5). He was nice soul, very friendly, cooperative and an honourable gentleman who was a plume in the cap of 2nd SSC. May ALLAH rest his soul in eternal peace and grant courage and patience to his wife and daughters to bear this irreparable loss. Ameen.

  29. He has been a regular golfer till last day of his life. May God bless his soul.

  30. Maj Munir Ahmed says:

    Oh’ God!!! Agha has been a very active member in our network. May Allah bless the departed soul in eternal peace & bless the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with patience. We have lost a very literary & lively colleague. A big loss & jolt to 2nd SSC.

  31. Maj Ghulam Murtaza Malik (USA) says:

    2nd SSC kay Guldastay say aik aur Phool girah. May Allah SWT bless him. I would always remember him for my association with him in Poonch House while I was posted as OC FS Sec in DGP Army. His office was also a floor above in Poonch House. May Allah SWT grant strength and courage on this LOSS to his wife and daughters, Ameen.

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