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Farzan Ali

 

Farzan Ali

Mr. Amjad Farzan Ali was born to Gapooran and Farzan Ali on January 7, 1927 in San Fernando, Trinidad. Amjad was reared in a Muslin home. He had a strong faith in Allah.

He received his education at San Fernando Boy’s R.C. School in Trinidad. Forty years ago he started the first Indian Cultural Program at Radio Trinidad, he served the borough of San Fernando as a councilor and Justice of Peace in Trinidad. He migrated to Miami, Florida in 1996 for the benefits to his health and son’s education. This summary cannot even attempt to encompass the full life he lived and all the man he is.

Loving husband of Margaret Runa Ali and father of Ayub Farzan Ali; brother of Ralph, Wahid (deceased), Mervyn, Lazina, Roma, Meena, Nazim and Azaad; son-in-law of Dhanrajia Ramberran; brother-in-law of Raymond Ramberran and family, Kahmchan Ramberran and family, Tara Supersad and family, Mona Ramasar and family and Elsie Harrichan and family; uncle of Micelle Ali-Headley and Rachel Ramasar from Miami and many other nieces and nephews from Trinidad.

Amongst his personal friends were the late Lionel Frank Seukeran, the late Dr. Eric Williams, the late Haji Shaffick Rahaman, Prime Minister Basdeo Panday, the Honorable Patrick Manning (leader of the opposition), the Honorable Consulate Chandrodath Singh, Dr. Winston Alexis, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel, Wazim Mohammed, Haji Baksh, Fazil Deen, Joe Rucker and many, many more dear and cherished personalities.

Farzan loved his music and enjoyed having conversations about politics, being around his friends and was devoted to his family. Reading and gaining knowledge was also a big part of his life. Amjad Farzan Ali was a cherished father, was a conservative person, yet an energetic man of great enthusiasm. He was a great philosopher who led a wonderful existence. He loved his fellow men and friends very dearly. His talent was unique and the world has suffered a great loss due to his death. To those who never met Amjad, he was a respectable, caring man and illuminated any room he was in with his encouraging words. He touched us all in a special way and all our lives are the better for knowing him. Every facet of his existence will be missed by all that loved and knew him.

He passed away peacefully in Cedars Medical Centre (Miami, Florida U.S.A.) on Sunday, September 5, 1999 at 9:30 a.m., after a long but courageous battle to heart disease.