The Janaza prayer of Dr. Nauman Bhittani was offered on Tuesday, May 10, in Hayatabad, Peshawar, Pakistan. He was later laid to rest at the Hayatabad cemetery.
A large number of the deceased friends and relatives besides the bereaved family attended the Jannaza prayers.
Dr. Nauman passed away on the night of 29th Ramadan, Friday, April 30, of cardiac arrest in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He was 39 and leaves behind four sons and a widow to mourn his death.
His body was brought to Islamabad via PIA flight on Monday, May 9. The Bhittani family is receiving Dua at its residence located at House No. 74, Street 4, Sector H-2, Phase 2, Hayatabad.
Earlier in Canada, the Janaz prayers of Dr. Nauman was held on Friday, May 6, at Jamia Umar Al-Farooq Masjid, located at 282 Elgin St N, Cambridge, ON N1R 7H9. The Janaza was offered after Juma prayers. A large number of members of the Pakistani community attended the Janaza prayer.
Late Dr. Nauman was the youngest son of Engineer Zafar Beg Bhittani, and brother of Dr. Iftikhar Bhittani, Shahzad Bhittani, and Abdullah Bhittani. He was brother-in-law of Dr. Munir Khan (based in Tampa, FL), Tauqeer Banoori (based in Australia) and Tahir Fakir (based in Houston, Texas). Zafar Beg Bhittani is a former member of Pakistan’s National Assembly and a leading entrepreneur of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa.
Nauman’s sudden death left not just his family devastated but also scores of his friends and well-wishers, both in Canada and Pakistan. Nauman was an endeared son, a brother, a husband, a father, and a friend. He won the hearts of every and anyone he met. A doctor by profession, he was passionate, smart, and ambitious about his and his family’s future.
“He was a cheerful lively man of many traits,” recalls Dr. Imad Khan Bhittani, nephew of the late doctor. “I will always miss my uncle who was more like a friend,” he added.
A stream of visitors belonging to the Pakistani community visited Dr. Iftikhar’s residence in Waterloo, Ontario, as soon as the news of Dr. Nauman’s death spread. A flood of condolences, calls, and personal visits both in Waterloo and the family’s Peshawar home continued till the filing of this report.
The staff of Pakistan Week extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prays to Allah to grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss and for Nauman’s highest place in Jannah.