Posted September 21, 2014on:
Mr. Balouch with his grandson———– with his beautiful family
What I am going to share today is a long time back true happening.
I was working as Headmistress in a school. Let me write the name of the school so any teacher or student in that period reads will remember it.
Mr. Dost Mohammad Balouch (late) managed the school transport and looked after the school accounts after he brought children to school. He was a man of substance. He was very dutiful, witty, devoted and respectful jolly fellow. Nobody ever saw him worried or frowns on his forehead. He was a friend of one and all. He had a friendly smiling face. Everyone was his friend and he very cooperative with everyone.
The owner of the school, Mr. Maroof Ali Khan, was a man of principles, composed, serene and caring farsighted man.
The school had good repute in the whole area. Baloch sahib was very punctual and dutiful. He never got late to school neither he grumbled at parents if they didn’t pay his fee on time.
He had a very compromising nature. He made the environment pleasant with his prompt witty answers and light jokes. He had a family of one daughter and 3 sons. His children were well mannered obedient and outstanding students. The entire family was very courteous and civilized.
Years passed working together. We were all like a family. We shared relief and grief with each other.
One day he brought children to school like daily routine in his coaster van, his children also attended their classes as usual. Nothing strange or noteworthy was there in his behavior. Baloch sahib smiled as his was born with a smiling face. Nobody knew that his father had died the night before and his dead body lay at home. Baloch sahib did his duty religiously like always. After dropping the children back home after school closed, then only he informed Maroof sahib, the owner. Maroof sahib was all care and concern with him.
We came to know about it the next day. This act of his dutiful and loyal nature impressed us all. He was a commendable man.
Baloch sahib attended every happy or sad occasion of known and unknown equally.
One gloomy night he had gone to offer prayers for his deceased parents. His daughter Sadaf was very dear to him and she too loved and cared for him dearly. She called him to know how long he will take more to get home as it a religious feast in their home and every one waited for him to celebrate. Balouch sahib replied that. “My dear I’ll be with you within 10 minutes.”
Minutes passed, but, he was nowhere. After a short while Sadaf received a call from some person saying that Mr. Balouch met an accident. His sons rushed to the hospital. Mr. Balouch lay in emergency department. He had a wound at the back but his face was relaxed and calm as ever. He had passed away when his children reached hospital. Doctors announced his death.
A very humane human treaded to the highway to heaven within no time. His good nature will always be remembered. People like him are rarely born.
May his soul rest in eternal peace!