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Husband, wife die of coronavirus in Dubai three days apart

Waheed Abbas/Dubai
Filed on June 14, 2020 | Last updated on June 14, 2020 at 04.17 pm
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The two were married for 40 years and were caring parents of eight children - two sons and six daughters.

Long-time UAE residents and Pakistani couple Amad-ud-Din and his wife Nasreen passed away last week within a gap of three days after being admitted to the hospital for 29 days after they contracted the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Known for their charity and welcoming their community members with open arms and hearts, the couple's love and respect for each other was well-known among family and friends. The two were married for 40 years and were caring parents of eight children - two sons and six daughters.

Hailing from the Dir District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, Amad had been working for a real estate company in the UAE since he landed in 1977.

"My father and mother were very caring and loving. Their love for each other was well-known in our family and friend circles. My mother was admitted just three days after my father in a local hospital. After my father passed away, my mom also departed for her heavenly abode three days later. This show that they had great love for each other that they left for their heavenly abode one after the other. They were happily married for 40 years," said Summaya, the daughter of Amad-ud-Din.

"They fought battle against Covid-19 for 29 days like true warriors and did not give up till the last minute."

Buried in the Muhaisnah Cemetry, Amad passed away at the age of 69 and Nasreen was 58-year-old.

Summaya and her husband had also contracted coronavirus, but they recovered following the treatment at local hospitals. "We don't know how we contracted the virus. First it was my father and then my mother contracted it. After that me and my husband also got infected," said Summaya.

Mujahid Shah, a relative of the deceased, said people in the hometown of Amad fasted for his health after he was hospitalised, reflecting the love people had for him.

"He helped people privately, providing them financial support to marry off their daughters. Now people are contacting and telling that my uncle Amad had helped them," he said, adding that the UAE was just like their first home as they stayed for over 40 years.

waheedabbas@khaleejtimes.com


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