Local Couple in Tragic Accident

Mohammed Rehman
Rabia Khatoon

Story and photography by Graham Jones

It is with much sadness that we report on a tragic car accident at Crosspool on 27th December 2015 when Mohammed Rehman and Rabia Khatoon, travelling back from Manchester, crashed into a tree.

Rabia was killed on the spot and Mohammed had a brave struggle for four weeks at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital before he too passed away.

They were a popular couple and many hundreds of people came to pay their respects at their funerals at Jamia Mosque Ghausia. They were buried in the courtyard of Al Firdous Mosque in their home city of Kotli, Gulhaar Sharif, in Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Mohammed and Rabia had lived in Pitsmoor for nearly twenty years and were well known locally. They leave behind four children.

Mohammed had worked at the Hilton Hotel for eighteen years and lived some years in Glasgow before that. He was hard-working and had been given a special ‘Unsung hero’ award for his work. He loved walking in the local countryside and sightseeing. He was always ready to offer help if anyone was sick or needed a hand.

Rabia had taught women and children and held Mehfil religious gatherings at home. She loved cooking, often giving her neighbours food. She had a good sense of fun and loved all children, including her own who she encouraged to lead active lives despite their visual problems.

Mohammed and Rabia will be missed by many. Our condolences go out to family, friends and neighbours.

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