Piyara Asim we will be missing you….

By Zulfiqar Halepoto

Asim’s untimely death is a great tragedy. We have very few people who have a clear vision and understanding about “change” in Sindh and we are loosing them. After the sad demise of Haider Ali Laghari, who really introduced Burton Russell in Sindh and his books, we lost another man intellectual and student of philosophy.

When Akhtar Shaikh informed me about his departure from Agha Khan Hospital, the news was a great shock to me.

On this kind of departures, I often think that one day we all have to go so it is our prime responsibility to do a better job for our people and motherland, which gifted us identity and the status of sons of soil.

3 thoughts on “Piyara Asim we will be missing you….”

  1. I was one of the few students of department of philosophy and we were, as a matter of fact, very few in total too. The greatest people I met there in my short two years were Sir Jawed Bhutto,Sir Mir and Asim Akhund the youngest of all who stood head and shoulders among the students of my time.
    Today I was just missing my old versity very much and I tried to google it just to recall the olden days and I found this shocking news that Asim Akhund is not among us now. We lost someone who could be called anyone, a philosopher, a political scientist or esle, truely a jack of all trades who in his discussions defeated his opponents with the loaded philosophical arguments and with a lion-like gaze in his eyes.
    Last time I met him in april in our department. I was there after 6years since I moved to Japan. I asked a student in there that I wannna meet Asim and Asim came out to see me. I asked him Mr.Akhund do u remember me? He said no, may b because I was different in looks after such a long time. And then I told who I was and he shouted Arey Bahleem??? Toon?? :)) We had nice time there…and I didnt know that it was our last meeting.
    God bless u Asim u…Hamesha Yaad rahanden toon

  2. Asim was a crowd gatherer, always in search of something new, courageous enough to challenge all odds, sympathizer etc etc, i can go on & on describing who the Asim was cos i knew him very closely. In 33 years of his age he lit a lamp in indus valley where society has taken a downward slide from a long time, this lamp that he had lit, no matter how a small flame it may have, it needs to be saved from bourgoiuse approach of our state.

  3. Comrade Asim was leading light for us and this light has gone out of our life. He was the unique one. We really miss you comrade whole of our life.

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