Obituary: From Nawabbari

July 23, 2008

Dhaka July 23 2008

Wife of Khwaja Farooqe Ali also passed away in Dhaka at an early age (Inna lillahe wa inna ilaihe Rajeun). Khwaja Farooqe is the son of Syeda Mohtaram Begum and Ashraf Ali Sir. She left behind two children. Khwaja Ashraf Ali (MA in English) was a librarian at the British Council Dhaka Branch.

 

 

Khwaja Haider Reza (Hola) son of Khwaja Yusuf Reza died of heart disease at local time 9am. Inna Lillahe wa inna ilaiihe rajeun. He was being treated at Mitford Hospital.He is the eldest son of Khwaja Yusuf Reza.

Haider Reza (Hola)  left behind son Sunny and a daughter (married to Khwaja Wasim) and five brother K Omar Reza (Bhaiyu), K Qayum Reza (Baba), K.Maruf, Taiyab & Taleb.

 

Khwaja Yusuf Reza was a hockey player of high caliber. He was the only Bangladeshi ever selected for Indian Hockey team for Olympic. After liberation he won the highest civilian award- Bangladesh National Award for sports.

 

 

5 Responses to “Obituary: From Nawabbari”

  1. Iftekhar Hassan Says:

    We are absolutely shocked, bereaved and praying for our childhood friend HOLA’s soul. He was a simple soul. I remember many memories of good and bad time with HOLA. He was born upstairs and I was born downstairs and we grew up togeather, playing in Chamman and just hanging out together. He was friend of all. What a good nature person he was

    Waquer, Dilkush, Arshe and Wayiz also is very shocked to hear the news as Waquer talk to HOLA just a month or so ago. We are offering special Fateha for him and this is the only good thing we can do for our dear one like HOLA.

    We are in prayer with HOLA’s family and wish him JANNAT,

    We are with HOLA’S family,

    Iftekhar Hassan


  2. WHEN I CALLED MY BROTHER NANNA IN DAHAKA AROUND 1AM DATED 22ND JULY NANA TOLD ME JUST NOW HOLY BHAI
    PASSED AWAY I WAS REALLY SHOCKED, I REMEMBER WE WERE BORN IN SAME BUILDING, HE WAS A GREAT PERSON LAST FOURTEEN YEARS BACK WHEN I LEFT DAHAKA WHEN I WAS GOING TO AIRPORT HE WAS STANDING ON OUR LANE
    GALI HE WAS ASKING ME WHEN U ARE COMING BACK THAT WAS MY LAST TIME I MET HIM, WE ALWAYS PRAY FOR HIM AND ALSO PRAY TO ALLAH AND HIS RASUL, TO GIVE HIM
    PLACE IN JINATUL FERDOUS, ALSO OUR DOA FOR HIS FAMILY MEMBERS, FROM MY WIFE SHEMROZE. MY SON ALI
    MY DAUGHTER ASRA MY SISTER SHABBO AND KHELAFAT BHAI
    UP WO CHAMAN CHAMAN NAHE RAHA SRIF LOGON KA YADEEN
    CHAMAN ME RAH GAYA—– SOHAIB NEWORK

  3. K.Sayeed Shahabuddin Says:

    Dear Gupshup,
    With due respects to you and all members of your team, I am taking the liberty to draw your kind attention to a news report in Gup Shup – “Obituary from Nawab Bari dated 23rd July 2008” – about the passing away of Khwaja Haider Reza (Hola), son of the late Khwaja Yusuf Reza, reproduced below for your ready reference.

    For your information, the late Khwaja Yusuf Reza, a hockey player of high calibre, was never selected for the Indian Hockey team for Olympics. To the best of my knowledge – I have played hockey with him also – he was not even selected to play for Bengal. I wonder who is responsible for this incorrect report which does not go well for the creditability of the Nawabbari website.

    Before writing this letter I had a telephonic conversation with Rahman Bhaijan (Khwaja Rahman Quader) last night (Saturday 2nd August) in Irvine, California. He was himself an outstanding hockey player in his days, a contemporary of Yusuf Reza. He confirmed what I have written above.

    The object of writing this letter is to point out how important it is for any news media to ensure the correctness of reports they print, otherwise, the organization concerned will lose credibility.

    I sincerely hope that you will accept this submission in good spirit.

    With warm regards and best wishes,
    Sayeed Bhai

  4. Anas Khwaja Says:

    Sayeed Bhai,
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I take the responsibility for the reporting error if there is any. I was quoting S.K.Yawer Hassan (he heard this from his father S.K.Shamsul Hassan and Khwaja Yusuf Reza himself).

    Probably late K.Yusuf Reza was called for the camp in two Olympics and could not join either of them. Once for the death of his wife and once due to his child’s death.

    I will try to reach his family and retract the news in absense of any supporting document.
    Anas

  5. Iftekhar Hassan Says:

    I do not know of Mr. Khwaja Yusuf Reza was ever selected for Idian Hockey team for Olympics. However, I know with 100% accuracy that he was the head coach? for East Pakistan Hockey Team (federation) during 1969-71.

    Our Honorable Morrabbee Mr. K. Sayeed Shahabuddin seems correct.

    Now let us continue to pray fateha for K.Hyder Reza (Hola) his father and all the departed souls of the family. In the name of deceased, a little charity also helps.

    Respectfully,

    Iftekhar Hassan


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