Maj Agha Amir Ahsan is No More

Maj Agha Amir Ahsan


By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (Agha’s Course mate)

Rashid Zia Cheema, pic for articles


Maj Agha Amir Ahsan (Sigs) ex 2nd SSC, 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. It was a chilly winter night with light drizzle and the funeral was held after midnight but still a large number of his Course mates, Army colleagues, civilian friends and relatives had assembled to attend this last ritual for their dear brother.

Agha was a heart patient and his heart bypass operation was conducted 10 years back 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, Rawalpindi. 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.

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. One of our Course mates, 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, because he was in a hurry to attend a meeting, he thanked Gen 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.

Agha was a prolific writer and had written many articles for the website of his Course. Links to 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
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 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.

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  1. May Allah bless Maj Agha’s soul. A fine gentleman and a Signaller the Corps is proud of. Such professionals make this world a better world than the world we came into.

    Agha and myself had a touch and go association in Signals as during courses or visit to Signals Mess had the privilege of his company and gup-shup rewarded by his infectious smile making the meeting a memorable one.

    After my invalidment in 1984, we did remain in contact via phone and always enjoyed my calls with him. He was a man who had the ability to win hearts. Blessed be his soul. Amen!!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Never met him but feel like my heart is stuck, how hard it would be for his family and friends. AlAmaan! May his soul rest in higher abode and Almighty give patience and compassion to the grieved family and friends. Ameen.

  3. Col Syed Shahid Abbas (Retd), Sigs (46 PMA) says:

    Maj Agha Amir Ahsan and myself met for the first time, if I recall correctly, in the ‘Billiard Room’ of the Signals Officers Mess, Rawalpindi, in 1972. Agha, a wonderful person, ever-smiling and a nice company to be with. In the recent years we had been exchanging pleasantries in the Golf Course whenever we came across on holidays because on working days I play in the afternoon but Agha always played in the morning. The news of his sudden demise saddened me deeply. May Allah Almighty bless his soul in peace and give strength to his family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen.

  4. Lt Col Javaid Iqbal (3rd SSC) UK says:

    I pray to Almighty to rest Maj Agha’s soul in peace, Ameen.

  5. Brig M. Azhar Pervez, Sigs (2nd SSC) says:

    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.

  6. I met Maj Agha first time when I joined my Degree Programm in MCS in 1982 and we had long association during the course and more over we were living together from last many years in the same colony, that is Askari-II, Chaklala III, Rawalpindi. It was shocking news to learn about his sudden death, made me sad that I have lost very dear and loving senior. I pray that Almighty Allah rest his soul in peace and give strength to his wife and family to bear this loss, Ameen.

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