He was a member of
the college band at Petaro. His specialty
was as one of the side drummers.
Petaro, Shahid obtained his B.Sc. degree from
Punjab University in 1974 and LL.B. from Bahauddin
Zakariya University in 1977.
Shahid was an
average student at Petaro. But he was an above
average human being. He was such a joy to have
around. He was so full of life and witty, and he
would fill the room with jokes and laughter all
Upon his graduation,
he entered into law practice in Multan, and
eventually became an advocate at the Punjab High
Court in Multan.
I met Sanday Khan
after 32 years in 2001 at the first reunion of our
1964-1969 batch at Petaro. He was the same old
Sanday Khan. On that morning of 7 Sept 2001, he
got back into his act as a side drummer (with
Karim Khan 406 as
the bass drummer), and made sure that we all
marched properly to his beats (see photograph
You can judge his
humour and humbless from a recording of one of the
short movies of that occasion as he was
introducing himself. The conversation goes as
Shahid 962 :
(pointing to Jahanzeb
675) "I learnt English from this guy."
Jahanzeb 675 : "And
he was always a failure in English"
Shahid 962 : "No,
no! I never failed in English. I failed in
Urdu so many times. I was from Urdu medium, and
continuously I failed in Urdu for 6 times."
met Shahid a few times after that at Petaro and
Islamabad. Every occasion was memorable.
Shahid had kidney problems for some time and he
had been on dialysis. In January 2011, his
condition worsened and the doctors recommended
that both his kidneys were failing, and he must
get a transpant done. Then finally on 24 April
2011, he was operated upon at Lahore and his own
son donated one of his kidneys. Shahid was on a
path of recovery. However the recovery was
slow and he remained very weak.
After being in this state for nearly 4 months, his
kidney failed him and he expired on 12 August 2011
at Multan. May Allah grant him the choicest place
in jannatul firdaus.
Petarians are proud to have Sanday Khan as a colleague of ours.
Shahid, we will miss you very much.