My father-in-law, Chaudhry Muhammad Asum, passed away today around 5:30pm at his home in Wah Cantt, Pakistan. May his soul rest in peace.
He was born in 1936 in Gurdaspur, India and moved to Pakistan in 1947 after partition. He lost his parents as a child. He was a self-made man who never shied away from doing all his own work. Even on the day of his death, Eid day, he slaughtered and prepared the meat of two goats himself. He was chopping meat when he had a heart attack and breathed his last on the way to the hospital.
I will never forget that whenever we talked he asked us two things without fail. One was if we needed anything and the other was when we were returning from the United States. He used to say that he had married his daughter within the same town and somehow she had ended up so far away.
He was a kind father and grandfather. He was very attached to his two grandsons who lived with him. He played with them all day and took them out on walks. Even Michelle went out for a walk with him one day when we were there.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter (Amber) and four grandchildren.