Hasan Raza, 548/Liaquat

Hasan Raza  - 1969

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Hasan Raza, kit no. 548/Liaquat House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1964 and left the college in 1969 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 12 May 1951 at Karachi. He was married to Mrs. Samina on 19 Dec 1985. They have three daughters - Umme Farwa, Masooma and Marium.

He expired on 16 November 2013 at Dubai (10th of Muharram 1435).

Hasan Raza was my batch mate (1964-1969) at Petaro. He was always a very humble, soft spoken and serious person. He was caring and would always try to be helpful to others.

After leaving Petaro, Hasan Raza graduated as an electrical engineer from NED in 1974.

Hasan Raza was settled in the UAE for the past over 2 decades. He worked for different engineering consulting companies and contracting companies and was posted in various cities of the UAE including Abu Dhabi, Alain, Fujairah, Dubai and Sharjah. His last position was as Senior Electrical Engineer with Hyder Consulting in Dubai.

I met Hasan Raza a few times during my visits to the UAE. He would always take time out from his work or rest to come and meet me for old times sake.

A couple of weeks before his death, he suffered a brain stroke and was hospitalized. After treatment, he was back home and was leading a normal life. On his last night, he went to bed and never woke up. When his wife and children saw that he had not gotten up for Fajr prayers as he would do usually, they found that he had already passed away.

May Allah grant him jannatul firdaus.

It is an honour for me to have been the batch mate of Hasan Raza.