Later Life

A Quranic verse goes- ‘KULLU NAFSIN ZAIQATUL MAUT (كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَآئِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ)’…. ‘Every soul shell have a taste of death’…. all lives end in death. Khan Bahadur Badi Ahmed Chowdhury died on Friday, 13th April 1962 at the age of 76. All mourned and prayed for this philanthropist. May Allah bless him with Jannat (Paradise). Amen.

 

He was buried with all honor and religious fervor in his family graveyard adjacent to a mosque which was reconstructed by him in artistically embellished mosaic, at his village home presently known as Khan Bahadur Bari. On his grave an epitaph was there to whisper a request:

এই কবরে আছি একা, শুধু খালি হাত

ফাতিহা পড় মোমিন, কর মোনাজাত ।

 

In English version, it goes like this –

‘I am here alone in this grave, only with empty hands,

Offer Fatiha (Quranic verse) O’ pious and Pray (for my salvation).

 

Khan Bahadur Badi Ahmed Chowdhury wrote this intriguing couple of words,  few months before his death.

  • Date March 21, 2016
  • Tags Life Sketch