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Grief-Stricken Father Laments Loss of Daughter

“We sacrificed everything just to support her education and for her to achieve her dream to become a doctor. Her mother is a market vendor and I am a taxi driver.”
24 May 2019 12:45
Grief-Stricken Father Laments Loss of Daughter
Happy days ... Nurainah Sheikh at her home at Mulomulo Settlement in Nadi

A family’s only hope for a better future is no more.

A grief-stricken Mohammad Imraz Sheikh made the comment at Mulomulo, Nadi, after receiving the news of the death of his eldest daughter, Nurainah Sheikh, a 19-year-old first-year medical student.

Ms Sheikh was crossing the road near Hoodless House at Brown Street, Suva, on Wednesday night when she was allegedly hit by a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old man.

She was conveyed to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital nearby, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Mr Sheikh said his daughter was a kind and humble person who deserved a long and happy life.

He said she was a hardworking student and a good daughter, but more than that she had represented hope for her family

Dad, Mohammad Imraz Sheikh holding the picture of his daughter, Nurainah Sheikh at Mulomulo Settlement in Nadi on May 23, 2019.

Dad, Mohammad Imraz Sheikh holding the picture of his daughter, Nurainah Sheikh at Mulomulo Settlement in Nadi on May 23, 2019.

“We were so proud of her. She was a bright student during her primary and secondary years,” Mr Sheikh said.

“She received various trophies for being a top student in her class.

“My daughter was my only hope for us to have a better future.

“We sacrificed everything just to support her education and for her to achieve her dream to become a doctor. Her mother is a market vendor and I am a taxi driver.”

Mr Sheikh said Nurainah had made them very proud when she got into medical school and the family had celebrated her achievement.

“Every day we would call each other on Viber and the last time I spoke with her was on Tuesday night,” he said.

“I could remember seeing her cheerful face on my phone and I didn’t know that it would be the last conversation with my daughter.

“When I heard the news about her death, I was shocked. I don’t think I will ever be able to get over the pain of losing her.

“My daughter was a kind and humble young girl and I miss her so much,” said the emotional dad.

The scene where the accident happened at Brown Street, Suva.

The scene where the accident happened
at Brown Street, Suva.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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