Saturday, April 28, 2007

Guru Ji Bless Angad Singh Sawhney

and Ishfaq Moinuddin.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Taken from a note written by a relative {I believe it's his brother, not sure} on Facebook:

"Tuesday night's tragic accident has shaken us all to our core, as we’ve lost a great son, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend.

Now, is a time for mourning; a time to let out all the emotions that are being created at our core – the disbelief, the tears, the heart-drops, and the confusion.
In essence, these emotions are a testament to the Angad’s greatness and his ability to make a difference in each of our lives.

Angad was an individual who, no matter what the situation, brought joy and laughter wherever he went. And yes, he has left us today, but the mark he has made on our inner-being, at our core, will never go away. This mark will continue to illicit joy and laughter in our lives, and through this joy and laughter Angad will live on.

We all have our individual memories with him, but more significantly we share many collective memories. It is from these collective memories that we can all start the healing process at a community level. In these past 8 hours I have experienced the power of our community, namely, the ability to reminisce about those collective memories that we all share. I’ve talked to several of you on the phone and on-line. We all share similar emotions and are there to comfort each other. We are a community of friends that will help each other overcome this tragedy and we will do our best to help his family get through this horrible time.

In the end though, we will heal the way Angad would have wanted us to heal. We will continue to come together, we will once again share laughs, and we will once again be joyous. And as usual, Angad himself will be responsible for this healing - through the mark that he has left on our hearts. The joy and laughter that Angad brought into a room is now left solely in our hearts. In some regards, though, it is closer to us now. We will use the gifts he has given to us to heal, and we will laugh soon enough.

For now though, let us continue to mourn together and share precious memories with each other."

A news article about the car crash in which Angad Singh and fellow student at Babson College, Ishfaq Moinuddin, were killed can be found here. It reads as follows:

"Two Babson College students were killed late Tuesday when their car went off the road and burst into flames near the college in Wellesley.The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on Forest Street, less than one mile from the Babson campus.NewsCenter 5's Gail Huff reported that a group of students were traveling down Forest Street in two different cars. Neighbors said the vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of one car, a Porsche, lost control and smashed into a tree. They were unable to escape.

The victims were identified as driver Ishfaq Moinuddin, 20, of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and passenger Angad Sawhney, 19, of Mahwah, N.J."When the officers arrived, the car was fully involved in flames," Wellesley Police Sgt. Marie Cleary said. "There are two fatalities. We can say that speed was probably a factor. Other than that, it will be under investigation."The speed limit in the residential neighborhood is 30 mph.Students told NewsCenter 5 that both victims were sophomores at the school. Many of them rushed to the scene to see what happened and others gathered at the campus chapel."We don't have fatal motor vehicle accidents very often," Cleary said.Babson canceled morning classes on Wednesday, and a campus-wide gathering was scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Glavin Family Chapel."

There is also a video on that page - news coverage of the accident.

May Guru Ji bless the souls of the two students, and their family and friends with the strength to retain their faith through this occurence.

I did not know Angad Singh Sawhney, but have heard his name before through friends who knew him. I didn't know anything at all about him, but I recognized his name when I was looking at something and realized that he had died - my heart goes out to his friends {some of which are mine} and family, as well as the family and friends of Ishfaq Moinuddin. I know it hurts, but I pray that Waheguru Ji keeps your faith strong _/\_

I apologize for my bias.. I only realized halfway through putting this post together that I had completely forgotten about the 'other student' as my mind automatically categorized Ishfaq Moinuddin.. I will continue to look for information about him, such as a tribute or write up similar to the one above about Angad Singh.

Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru

bhull chuk maaf karnaa Ji
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

edit---

Alright, found some stuff.. here's a group on Facebook created in memory of both of the students:

Here's one created in memory of Ishfaq Moinuddin:

And there's also a listing of events in memory of Angad Singh for anyone interested:

There's also another touching write-up about Angad Singh by one of his friends here - take the time to read it. Beautiful.

It's times like this I wish I had more blog visitors.

3 Responses to “Guru Ji Bless Angad Singh Sawhney”

ss said...

Waheguru.

b said...

*vaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguruvaheguru*

TeraRoop said...

Waheguru Ji..

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