By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (Agha’s Course mate)
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 راجعــــــــــــــــــــــــــ
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)
Letter to a Chilean Friend
The Chocolate Fairy
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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