For Most people, the 4th of April will come and go, just like any other day. But not for those whose lives have been touched by the late Azeem Daultana. For us, we will embrace this day as a day of celebration and a day of sorrow. Thirty three years ago, on this day you were brought into this world – oblivious to the joy you would bring and to the greatness you were destined for. And in every single moment that you lived, you made sure that none of us ever felt alone again. You lived freely, and humbly. You took care of others as you would have liked onto yourself. You embraced life, along with its rewards and its tribulations. In those thirty three years, you were able to lead a fuller life than any of us could in a hundred. A life filled with adventure, memories, success and love. You are revered, by people from all walks of life – From rulers of state to the farmers in your village, you will always be their leader, the one who gave us hope – Hope that the world is not as cynical as its made out to be, that better things, are always around the corner. You are our symbol of empowerment, what reminds us that humanity at its core, is good. You showed us how to recognize the child within and to be proud of our innocence, because it is with that innocence, that we are fearless – and able to accomplish so much more.
As we carry on with our existence, it is in mere pretense that we do so. For everywhere we go, and everywhere we look, we are reminded of your kindness, your charm – your presence illuminates the details of our lives. We thank God for sharing you with us, and as we reminisce upon the memories, the words that you have left for us, we will always remember our Dearest Azeem. For it is not the footprint you have left in our memory, it is the footprint you have left in our hearts – that will last forever. And we pray that all the happiness we can wish upon you, follows you – in this life… and the next. We miss you Azeem.