Gulmit, December 01: Architect of hundreds of houses, places of worship, bridges, schools and other buildings, Ustod Sumbul Khan, 88, passed away today here in Gulmit.
An expert of traditional architecture and construction styles, late Sumbul Khan, famously known as “Ustod (Expert/Master)”, as a sign of respect for his art and expertise, had trained tens of pupils to preserve and promote elements of the region’s traditional architecture.
According to initial reports reaching Pamir Times Ustod Sumbul had gone to his workplace this morning, as well. His conditioned deteriorated at the work place suddenly and he later passed away, leaving thousands in mourning across the valley.
Editor’s note: Team Pamir Times offers condolences to the bereaved family and we all pray for the departed soul. The younger generation of Gojal would be able to see elements of our architectural heritage alive because of the dedication and expertise of people like Ustod Sumbul Khan.