Thu. Oct 29th, 2020

Gojal mourns the death of Ustod Sumbul Khan

PT Report

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.

60 thoughts on “Gojal mourns the death of Ustod Sumbul Khan

  1. Sudden demise of Ustad (Pop) Sambol has saddened all of us. His great contribution and work in the community will be remembered in years ahead.

    We pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extend our condolence to the family members, particularly Aman Gul Bhai, Ali Nazar and other family members.

    Habiba & Salman
    Islamabad

  2. I offers my condolences to the bereaved family and I pray for the departed soul.
    Ameen ,

  3. it was a real shocking news for me to know that the great ustod Sunbul khan has passed away suddenly. INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJIOON, To me ustod sunbul was a legendary figure as a skilled architact, symbol of tradition and a softly speaking influencial person. He has left numbers of buildings and shagirds as his legacy to remember his role in the building of the community. I offer my heartfelt condolance to his family and relatives. His sudden death is a great loss to the community and the area. May his soul rests in eternal peace, Aameen!
    HUQ MUGHFIRAT KARA AJUB AAZAD MURD THA.

  4. may Allah give his soule ‘ daimi sukon’ and courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss of the dear one. (ameen)

  5. We have come to know this sad news through PT and would like to offer our heart felt condolence to the bereaved family and pray to the departed soule that It may rest in eternal peace .

    Mr and Mrs Mahboob Hussain

  6. Inna Li lAllahi wa inna ilayhi rajeuoon. It was with a great sense of loss when we heard of Ustodh Sumbul’s death. we offer our heartfelt condolences to each and every member of the bereaved family and pray for the departed soul. May Imame Zaman rest his soul in eternal peace.
    Indeed Ustodh Sumbul will be remembered always. He was not a architect and builder of strctures and buildings, but a generation as well. His skillfull hand has built many schools. He was not only an expert Ustodh, but a humble and selfless human being as well. Ustodh Sumbul was more than just a wonderful person; he was always so kind and considerate. I always saw him leading every good cause.
    And, we know that his passing will not only leave a void in the lives of his family members, but in the hearts of our community and all those who knew him.
    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family, noteing few, Ali Nazar, Karim Nazar, Amir Ali, Didar Karim & all other having access to PT . My his soul be blessed. May God give you all strength to bear this lose.

    With our deepest sympathy,

    Shazia & Aejaz Karim
    USA

  7. May God Almighty bless the departed soul and give the family members, strength and fortitude to bear this colossal loss

  8. A MAN WITH A SKILLED HAND, CALCULATED HEAD AND GENEROUS HEART DEPARTED US . MAY MAWLA BLESS HIM WITH ETERNAL PEACE

  9. We offer our heartfelt condolences to bereaved family and pray my Allah almighty rest the rohni soul in eternal peace and give strength to the family members to bear this great lose (Ameen)
    Sultan Rumi & Family
    Skardu

  10. Ina lilahhi wa in elayhi rajeoon
    may allh bless his soul with eternal peace
    He was a great man, we can not forget his cotribution to our community in shape of skilled ,unskilled work,i offer my condolance to his family.

    Meherban Karim
    bagh AJK

  11. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon. My beloved Mamon(Uncle) passed away. May Moula bless him with eternal peace. I am just shocked and have no words to express the loss which our family has suffered. He was a man of few words but has been a great human, he would not hurt anyone’s feeling. His contribution to the people is well known. I am thankful to all the friends and well wishers who have expressed their condolonce and have really helped us to face the loss.

    1. Dear Aafiyat Bhai and all of the family members

      Accept our heartfelt condolence on the sad demise of (PoP) Ustad Sambol. We realize that this is not only a loss to the family rather to the people of Gulmit and Gojal.

      I am also extending my condolence to Sajjad Baig on this sad occasion

      Salman and habiba

    2. Afiyat bhai, Indeed he was not only a skillful and matchless architecture, but a wise and man of high virtue. My Mawla bless his soul and grant you all strength to bear this loss. Our heat felt condolences goes to you, Rahim and each and every member of your family.

      Aejaz & Shazia

  12. Very Sad News; a history end here, May Almighty Allah rest his soul in eternal peace. A great man with wisdom, knowledge, skill, and attitude leave us alone. My deepest condolence to all family members for this irreparable loss.

  13. Inna Lillahi wa inna elaihi raji’un

    A legendary figure of Gulmit, Ustodh Poop Sumbul will be remembered for generations for his physical contribution in almost every public and private buildings, public utility infrastructures, be it anything. HIs inputs were honored with respect and great value.

    May Allah, bless this departed soul with peace and the family with great courage to bear this great loss.

    I offer my heart felt condolences to his brother, sons, daughters, nephews, nieces and grand children and friends on this moment.

    Sher Karim & Nahida
    Rawalpindi

  14. INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ELAHI RAJIUN
    muje pup sumbul khan ki na_gihani mout ka sunn kar sadma hua.unke na_gihani mout se bohot bara khala paida ho gaya hai aur bohot mushkil se hum yeh khala pura kar sakenge.unke hathon may moula-e-qainaat ne jo hunar aur saliqa inayat kiya tha woh rehti duniya tak yaad rakha jaey ga aur unki kami ko bohot mehsus kiya jaey ga.may aur meri family ghum zadda khandaan se taziyat karty hain aur dua hai k moul-e-qainaat unki rooh ko daimi sukan aur ghum zadda khandaan ko sabr-e-jamil atta farmaey.(AMEEN)hum aapke ghum may barabar k shareek hain

  15. “Ina Lillahi Wa Ina Elaihi Rajioon”
    May God bless the departed soul & my heart felt condolence to the bereaved family each & everyone.
    Late Ustod Sumbool will be remembered forever in our community for his services, architecture, generosity & sense of humor.
    He was always the front-runner for all the community services & projects. Once again my heartfelt condolence to his brothers, sisters, his tow sons, four daughters & rest of the family. May his soul rests in eternal peace Aameen.

    Rahmat Karim
    Texas, USA

  16. We are all creature of Allah and we shall return to Him

    the sad and sudden death of ustad mr.Sanbul Khan is a great loss to all his families and as well as the entire community.He was great architect and builder of many jamatkhana at Gojal.His great contribution and service in the community will remembered for long time.

    we extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to all family members.
    we pray for departed soul magfirate and grant sabro jamil to grieved families

    Rehmat Ali Khan & Family

  17. INA LILLAHI WA INA ELAIHI RAJIOON

    When we hared the death sad news of Poop Sumbul we all socked and I pray for Allah mighty rest his soul eternal peace (Ameen) and my deepest condolence for the all bereaved family members.

    Dear all it is really socking and very sad news for us for the great loss of a great person Ustad (Poop) Sumbul for all Gojal areas, Gulmit community and our all family members because we lost a king of great persons, we lost a big figure of Arts and we lost a leader of Humanity, so we haven’t that words which words we use for his services, mostly the Gulmit community and especially their all family members co dent full feel is great lost but we should follow his services for community development.
    Once again I pray for Allah mighty rest his soul eternal peace and give strength for all family members for the big loss ( Ameen).

    Ali Aman Gojali
    Tajikistan

  18. Very sad news to hear the sudden demice of a great personality. May Almighty Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and give strength to the family members to bear this unbearble loss. His great contributions in the community will be remember in year and years. We offer our heartfelt condolences on this moment to bereaved family members living in the country as well as abroad.

    Sajjad and Samina.Riyadh.KSA

  19. “Ina Lillahi Wa Ina Elaihi Rajioon”

    We offer our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and pray that Allah may bless the departed soul and give courage to the bereaved family to resign to the will of Almighty Allah.

    Samina & Piyar Ali

  20. Truly sad news! I offer my deepest condolence to the bereaved family- may Allah rest the departed soul in peace and give strength to the family to tolerate this great loss.

  21. I pray may ALLAH rest his soul in eternal peace and give stength to his sons and all other family members to bear this great loss,nodoubt this is a big loss to the community.But at the same he scored very well and set a big target to chase it.Today in our society we face skill deficit let us put our efforts and endeavours togather to urge our youth to follow the footsteps of this great departed soul and acquire skills to pay homage to him.His scores of arcitectural works have been mentioned by many others.I just add in highlighting his masterpiece of work in the shape of GHULKIN JAMATKHANA WHICH he and his co architect MR SULTAN ALI erected with great skills and artisanship,this still inspires and provides confidense to the indigeneous competency and capacity of the people.His contributions are really praiseworthy and matter of proud.

  22. I would like to express my sincere condolences on the recent passing of uncle Ustod Subul Khan. May Allah give rest his soul in eternal peace.

    Karim Rehman
    AKPBS,P

  23. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon.
    May Allah, bless this departed soul with peace and the family with great courage to bear this great loss.

  24. Inna Lillahi wa inna elaihi raji’un

    This is a really sad day, and a great loss to all who knew him, may lord give the whole family courage and strength and keep them going through this tough time.

  25. This is a very sad news indeed and ofcourse a great loss to the family and the area at large.

    I offer my heartfelt message of condolence to the entire family with the prayer that May Allah bless his soul with eternal peace and give the bereaved family courage to withstand this loss (Aamin).

    Sultan Ahmed
    Edmonton, Canada

  26. Ustad Sumbul had tremandious contribution to the community in the built environment for the past many decades,. when there was lack of skill and knowledge in construction sector in that part of mountain society.

    He did dessiminate his experience and established probebly the first enterprise in wood work in housing sector and that has helped most households in Gojal to improve their physical living conditions.

    My condolences to the family members.

    Darjat

  27. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

    We send our heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.

    This is the end of an era of master craftsmanship in Gojal. For almost 4 decades, Ustad Sumbul was a leading master carpenter, master stone mason, exceling in traditional construction and restoration work and expert in irrigation channel design and construction.

    He was a respected and notable social and development activist and known for his cool and humble nature, hardwork and entrepreneurship.

    Amin Beg and family

  28. “Ina Lillahi Wa Ina Elaihi Rajioon”

    May ALLAH Almighty Bless the departed soul in eternal peace and give the strength to all family member to bear this terrible loss..

  29. INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAILHI RAJIOON.
    May Allah, bless this departed soul with eternal peace and Give strength to the family to tolerate this great loss.
    Although this is not a loss for the family members also a great loss for the peoples of the region.such skill full persons are our Assets.
    Majeed Ullah baig
    KIU

  30. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon

    Very sad news indeed and a great loss to the family, also to the region.

    I send my heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.May Allah, bless this departed soul with peace and the family with great courage to bear this great loss.

    salman karim
    comsats

  31. Ina Lillahi Wa Ina Elaihi Rajioon

    we pray that may his soul rest in eternal peace.

    Indeed those who have contributions to the society and Jamat will never be forgotten by the comming gernrations.Pup sumbul will also be remembered for his for his remarkable services for the society.Those great buildings constructed will always depict his God gifted skills in constructions.He has been a Unique in his art of woodworks,archectact and Engineering.Ghulkin Jamat Khana is one of the beautiful buildings of our time made by this great Artisan And His companion Ustad Sultan Ali.
    we pray that may Allah give him the reward and bestow on him the door Janat

  32. Indeed very sad news.

    We offer our heartfelt message of condolence to the entire family with the prayer that May Moula bless his soul with eternal peace and give the bereaved family courage to bear this loss (Aamin).

    Haider Karim & family

  33. This morning I lend In the P,T the sudden demise of Ustad sumbul Khan .
    Inna Li lAllahi wa inna ilayhi rajeuoon.
    Allah tabarak watalla keep his soul for eternal peace, Ameen.
    Through Pamir Times I offer my deep condolences to the grief family.Aman Gul , Ali Nazar and other family members.
    Ustad Sumbul was a Homager personality throughout Gojal, The great loss for Gojal is irrecoverable.
    He Will remember for long time to come.

    Hikayat shah Saudi Arabia

  34. INALLAHA WAINA ILAIHI RAJIHON

    VERY SAD NEWS AND BIG LOSS TO THE AREA, WE PARY THAT MOULA BLESS HIS SOUL ETERNAL PEACE (AMEEN)

  35. Ina Lillahi Wa Ina Elaihi Rajioon

    i and on behalf of family from Ishkoman Pakora ( Yaqoob and Abdullah) offer condolence on sudden death of uncle Sunbul to the deceased family and may ” Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and give courage to bereaved family to bear the loss.”Ameen

    Sharif ullah Ishkoman

  36. its really sad news…
    i extend my heartfelt condolence to the entire family. May Myula rest his soul with eternal peace and give the bereaved family the strength to bear this loss ….Aameen

    Nadeem Aman Rumi

  37. An irreversible loss indeed!
    I offer my heartfelt condolences to each and every member of the bereaved family and pray for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace (Ameen)

    Parveen Roy
    Karachi, Pakistan

  38. May God Almighty bless the departed soul and give the family members, strength and fortitude to bear this colossal loss

  39. i am shocked to hear about shereen pup and deeply sorry for the entire family but God does what is the best in favour of us and we can’t change his will what we can do is we can pray for the depared soul and this is my prayers from mola that may mola rest shreen pup’s soul in eternal peace and give the family the courage to overcome this deep deep loss(ameen
    ) infact this loss is not just for you it is for all of us as we all would remebre him forever for his dedicated personaliyt and measureless skill.

  40. Commendable, commendable!!!!! We can’t ignore his contributions regarding social activities in general and in the field of WAKHI architecture specifically….he was an inborn Architect without getting formal education he served well with true heart and sincerity…….the buildings which he built will serve as Cultural symbol for our next Generation.
    May Allah Almighty bless the departed soul and give the family members, strength to bear this loss. Ameen!!

  41. On 1 December 2009 at 2:00 pm we have lost one of our prominent family member Uncle Sumbol Khan “INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAILHI RAJIOON”. Almighty Allah give us all strength to bear this lost. Infact this is a big lost for the people of Gojal and particularly Gulmit and I personally thanks everybody for sending us condolence messages through email, phone, PT and others sources. I pray to Almighty Allah to his soul rests in eternal peace and give us strength to bear this lose – Aameen.

    Didar Karim (Baig) & Zarira Karim
    B-5 Fatima Square Garden East
    Karachi

  42. Ina Lillahi Wa Ina Elaihi Raji’oon
    Ustad Sunbul was not only a carpenter but was an Honorary Master Trainer.
    I offer my heartfelt condolence to the family Members and pray that May Allah bless his soul in eternal peace [Aamin].

    MOMIN & FAMILY
    KARACHI

  43. Indeed we have lost a big asset of Gojal. May Allah Almighty bless the departed soul and give the family members, strength to bear the loss. Ameen!!

    Ali Anwar
    Diallog

  44. Very sad news indeed, May the departed soul rest in eternal peace. My heartfelt condolence goes to all the family members

    Nauroze Shah
    Kabul, Afghanistan

  45. my deepest condolences goes to entire family members on the sad demise of pup Ustad Sambol. We realize that this is not only a loss to the family rather to the people of Gulmit and Gojal..

  46. I and my family members have lost our prominent family elder.. INNA LILAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJIOON… infact we have a great loss.. i, on behalf of my all family members, thank all of you for your condolence to my family members.. may the departed soul rest in eternal peace..AAMEEN
    Tariqbaig
    Gulmit

  47. Very sad news indeed, he was the man of honor. My deepest condolences goes to his entire family, may maula bless his soul with eternal peace. (ameen)

    Aaliya Khan
    Florida, U-S-A

  48. Very sad news indeed, he was the man of honor. My deepest condolences goes to his entire family, may maula bless his soul with eternal peace. (ameen)

    Ehsan Ullah Rozdar
    Islamabad

  49. Dear readers of PT,
    It is a general truth that everyone has to depart according to the time set. This really prevails and persists from the very time human beings came into existence.
    What really matters in everyone’s absence is the role played which at times is so effective that it is remembered for generations and is followed towards a good cause.

    Ustod Sambol, can not be described in a few words rather is a person for whom the limited vocabulary of mine would not meet the demands of sketching his personality and characterizing him as a genius in true sense. His personality was fully equipped with all the utensils that always distinguished him and brought to him a great honor and fame. Apart from being a skillful carpenter he was a great intellectual. His decisions were always intellect based and the expertise he had acquired in his related field is still incomparable.

    I am afraid as may not produce people of Ustod Sambul’s kind in the coming years and decades. He was a multiskilled and multi-dimensional individual who has rendered his volunteer services not only in Gulmit rather in every part of Gojal and am dam sure that his presence will always be missed and will remain a big loss for times.

    I would like to extend my heartfelt condolence to the mourning family and pray that the soul might rest in eternal peace. Amen.

    Aslam Ghalib
    Kabul, Afghanistan

  50. To the Family members of Ustod Sambol

    Our heartfelt condolence to the Enitre Family of Ustod Sambol of Gulmit ,We pray that his soul May rest in eternal peace.

    Ameen.

    From :
    Sultan Dad Khan & Family

    Georgia-Atlanta

    USA

  51. May Almighty Allah bless the departed soul & give strength, patience to each and everyone of the family member.

    Sabir Jan
    SSUET

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