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[Obituary] Ali Gohar of Hussaini – Gojal passed away

Islamabad, January 27: Mr.Ali Gohar passed away in Hussaini, Gojal yesterday at his native village. He had undergone a surgery last week at a hospital in Gilgit city. 

Ali Gohar was very visionary and dynamic person. He was one of the freedom fighters who liberated Gilgit – Baltistan from Dogra Raj. He was also a mountaineer.

His contributions to the development of Gojal and Hussaini, in particular, would be remembered forever.

PT extends heartfelt condolences to family of the deceased.

56 thoughts on “[Obituary] Ali Gohar of Hussaini – Gojal passed away

  1. I EXTEND MY HEART FELT CONDOLENCES TO SIR ALI AHMED KHAN,RIAZ AND HIS WHOLE FAMILY. ALLAH USEY JANAT MEY JAGA DEY AMEEN.

  2. Inallah- wa ina illai rajhoon, I pray to the Almighty Allah to give eternal peace to the departed soul and patience to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss, Ameen. Late Uncle Ali Gohar was a legend figure of Hunza-Gojal. He was a well informed and responsible citizen. He contributed according to his physical and intellectual capacity to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in general and to the village of Hussaini-Gojal in particular. His contribution will be remembered for ever and hope his family members will follow his foot steps and put their efforts for the betterment of the society.
    My condolence goes to Ali Ahmad Khan, Ibrahim Shah, Riaz and his widow and daughters including all family Members.
    Thanks and Regards,
    Sharif Khan

  3. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon.

    This is such a sad and shocking news and I must say that the late Ali Gohar was an asset for the entire area. He had a number of leadership qualities and always played his role as a mediator in the community. I have always been very much inspired by his abilities in understanding and articulating issues ranging from social, cultural, historical matters to politics.

    He was giant leader of his time I must say that the entire area will always remember his role and his personality in golden words.

    I pray that may his sould rest in eternal peace and may Allah bless his family with the fortitude to withstand this immense loss. I offer condolence to Ali Ahmed Khan, Ibrahim and the enitre family.

    with lots of prayers and regards,

    Sultan Ahmed
    Canada

  4. Very sad news indeed. We send our message of condolence to Ali Ahmad and the entire family for the sad demise of uncle Ali Gohar and pray that may his soul rest in eternal peace. May Allah bewtow the family with the courage to withstand this great loss (Aamin). My mother also joins us to express her condolence to the breaved family members as well.

    Sajjad and Samina
    Riyadh-KSA

  5. Hero of His Time.

    Uncle Ali Gohar left us after 85 years May God Bless his soul in eternal peace. Ameen. Being a social worker, freedom fighter and a climber he lived a successful and inspiring life. He had the honor of guiding Ex President Field Marshal Mohd Ayub Khan to Zarabad Hussaini for hunting due to his strong physic and mental toughness. He came to Gilgit for surgery but got hospital acquired infection that proved to be fatal. He reached to Hussaini with grace and took the last breath of life there which was the last wish of his life.
    At this sad time my humble sympathy are with my brothers and sisters and rest of the family members.

    Saleem

  6. May Allmighty Bless the Soul of Late Ali Gohar in eternal peace, and give the family courage to withstand with this loss

  7. Inallah- wa ina illai rajhoon! My heartfelt condolence with the berieved family. May God rest his soul in eternal peace, (Amin)

    Asif krm
    islamabad

  8. INALILLAH WA INA ELAIHI RAJOON,
    I pray to the Almighty Allah to give eternal peace to the departed soul and patience to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss, Ameen.

    Imtiaz Ali

    SERENA Islamabad

  9. Uncle Gohar had remained a powerful leader in his specific village and the entire area of upper Hunza. It is a great loss for all of us.

    Ali Ahmed, we are all with you. May Ullah give his soul peace and patience to each one of you in your family, (Ameen).

  10. May ALLAH rest the departed soul in eternal peace and give patience to bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss..AMEEN

    zahid ahmad
    karachi

  11. I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Uncle Ali Gohar. I knew that he was seriously ill during the last few days but was somehow hoping that he would overcome his illness. We have lost an outstanding figure of the freedom fighters, who brought us our homeland. There is much in the life and work of Uncle Ali Gohar which we should learn from, so that we can fulfill the cherished goal of equal rights and standing for our people and region.
    I share the grief of my khala, my sisters and my brothers and pray for the eternal peace of the late soul.

    Parveen Roy
    Karachi

  12. Sad News, My heartfelt condolence to the family members for this irreparable lose, May Almighty Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and gives strength to the deceased family members to bear this lose.

  13. My heartfelt condolence with the berieved family.specially to Ali Ahmed Khan and Ibrahim shah, May God rest his soul in eternal peace.

    Meherban karim
    Bagh AJK

  14. INALILLAH WA INA ELAIHI RAJOON,
    Indeed it is a very sadened news. My Heartfelt condolance to Respected Sir Ali Ahmad Khan, Riaz and the family members. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace and patience to the decreased family. AMEEN

  15. It grieves me much and saddens to hear the sudden death of my very respectable and dear Uncle Ali Gohar.He was ill and hospitalised in Gilgit during the last few weeks. He traveled home back to Hussaini, met his family and breathed his last.
    INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJI`OON
    We the people of Husayni have lost a son and elder whom served his home-town in a very visionary way , his leadership role was very visible as a community leader for the region of Gojal, Hunza and the whole region of Gilgit &Baltistan. Leading from the front, as volunteer in the Community Institutions, at social forums and as an outstanding soldier of the freedom-war, in 1948, that gave us the region of Gilgit-Baltistan is historical. There is much in the life and work of the late Uncle which the youth of Gilgit-Baltistan, Hinza, Gojal and Husayni ,in particular, need to follow his foot-steps in the examples of services to society and the community.
    I offer my heartiest condolences to Ali Ahmad Khan, Ibrahim Shah, Riaz, also to his widow and daughters including all family Members. My family, daughter,sons also are offering their condolences to the grieved family and we all pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

  16. INNA LILLAHA WA INNA ILAIHI RAJI’UN
    We are all creatures of Allah & we shall return to Him

    On the sad demise of uncle .Ali Gohar my deepest condolence to his family. We pray for the departed soul. May Almighty give courage to his family to bear this irreparable loss.

  17. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon

    indeed it is a very sad news for all Gojal in general and to the people of Hussaini in particuler we extend our heartifelt condolance to my voch brothers Ali Ahmed Khan Ibrahim Shah Riaz to his daughters and to all his family members and we prays may Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and give courage to his family members to bear this unbearable loss.unle has served the community in different jurisdiction and his services will be remembered

    ALI MASUD & FAMILY

    CANADA

  18. We offer condolence to Ali Ahmed Khan, Ibrahim and the entire family and pray may God bless his soul with HIs grace and favor.

    Aejaz & Shazia
    USA

  19. INNA LILLAHA WA INNA ILAIHI RAJI’UN
    My heartfelt condolence with the berieved family. May God rest his soul in eternal peace. My heartiest condolences to Mr. Ali Ahmad , Mr. Ibrahim Shah, Riaz, also to his widow and daughters including Uncle Mohd. Nabi, M. Din & Yousham Liaquat and all family Members. On Behalf of my family are offfering condolences to the grieved family and we all pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

    Regards,

    Sher Karim Kawish
    Eni Pakistan Bhit Gas Field

  20. INNA LILLAHA WA INNA ILAIHI RAJI’UN

    I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Uncle Ali Gohar. My heartiest condolences to Ali Ahmad Khan, Ibrahim Shah, Riaz, Uncle M. Nabi, M. Din & Yousham Liaquat Ali & also to his widow and daughters including all family Members.

    Regards,

    Sher Karim
    Eni Pakistan Bhit Gas

  21. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Elaihe Raji’un

    May Mowla bless his soul in eternal peace and give strength to the family to bear this great loss

    In deed Sisooni has lost a very renowned personality and the vacuums will be felt for a long time.

    Deep condolences to the family

  22. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon
    very sad news indeed. May Mowla rest Pup’s soul eternal peace
    my deepest condolence to ma Mum murona, Uncle Ali Ahmad Khan, Uncle Ibrahim, Uncle riaz and all my Vochs.

    Amin salman

  23. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajion,
    it is really a very sad and shoking news for all of us who have relations with late Ali Gohar and it is a great loss not only to his family, friends and infect to the community in Gojal Hunza. the gape created by his death will not be filled for long time in the future and his services as a solder, mountaineer, social moblizer and leader will be remember for a long time to come. My heartfelt sympthy and grief are with his berevead family and I offer my Condolence to them all and I pray for the allieveation of his departed soul. Huq Mughfirat kare ajab aazad murd tha.
    Al-Waez Mohammad Aslam
    Gilgit

  24. we extend our condolence on the sad demise of Uncle to Ali Ahmed Khan Bhai, Ibrahim and entire family members. May God bless the departed soul with eternal peace- Ameen

    Habiba and Salman
    Islamabad

  25. I am shock to hear that!

    I only met him a day before I traveled to Islamabad. We joked about everything from politics to society and showed concern about the lake formation and hardships ahead.

    He was such a great person full of life, humour, wisdom and grace with a vision and leadership qualities.

    May his soul rest in peace. Ali Ahmed Khan really served him, I saw him sitting on the bench in the hospital throughout the nights and days.

    My heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family

    Amin Beg

  26. INNALILAHI WA INNA ILLAHI RAJIOON, no doubt we all have to leave this temporal world ,but few of us leave with good memory and strong impact, uncle ALI GOHAR was one of those who will be remembered for the attributes such as providing good leadership to his family ,village ,community .He was a brave soldier in 1948,many of his colleagues ,who are fortunately alive like Group Captain .rtd Shah Khan, Muhammad Baig , and many others.HE was a pioneer mountaineer who was part of the team climbed RAKA POSHI IN 1956,and BATTURA in 1958 ,and SHISHPER IN 1974,WITH JAPAN CLIMBERS whose liason officer was ex GOVERNOR BALOCHISTAN LT GEN (RTD) QADIR BALOCH and MR NAZIR SABIR WAS a young emerging team member thus he has glorious history as a climber which will be remembered for long.He was a visionary leader in GOJAL in genral and in HUSSAYNY in particular ,I PAY tribute uncle ALI GOHAR and pray MAY ALLAH ALMIHTY rest his soul in peace and give strenghth to his famliy to bear this great loss.I urge ALI AHMED KHAN ,IBRAHIM AND RIAZ my dear cousins to uphold the good deeds of their dear father.I also express my condolence with uncle NABI and my aunti(paternal)and the whole nabi family and villagers of HUSSAYNI.
    GUL BAIG and Family

  27. INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJI`OON

    This is such a sad and shocking news and I must say that the late Ali Gohar was an asset for the entire village and area. my heartfelf Condolence to Mr. ALi Ahmed, Ibrahim Shah, Riaz & Doughters, Uncle M. Nabi, M. Din, Liaquat Ali and all the family members.May God rest his soul in eternal peace..

    Sher Karim
    Hussaini

  28. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon.
    I hard this sad news today this is big loss for the family and also for the entire Gojal.we remmaber him has hero.He spend his entire life has voluntter this is example for all of us.
    I pray Allah rest his soul eternal peace and give strenghth to all his family to bear this loss.(Ameen)
    On behalf of my family,Majeed,Sakhi Karim,Ghulam Karim family we offer over condolence to Ali Ahmad and his entir family.
    Rehman Karim Sakhi.
    Canada,Edmonton.

  29. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajihun!!!!!

    May God Give eternal peace to the departed Soul. Ameen

    Our Heartfelt Condolences to The Enitre Family

    Sultan Dad & Family Members

    Atlanta, Georgia- USA

  30. May Allmighty Bless the Soul of Late Ali Gohar in eternal peace, and give the family courage to withstand with this loss

  31. INA LILLAHi WA INA ELAIHI RAJOON…. indeed very sad news, we want to extend our condolence to the entire family of the departed Soule, may Mawla rest his soul in eternal peace, Ameen

    Javed & Mussarat
    Tajikistan

  32. Ina Lillahi Wa Ina Ilaihi Rajioon
    it is sad news and i extend my heartfelt condolance to the entire family and my friend Ibrahim. May God rest the departed soul in eternal peace and may God grant courage to his family to withstand this loss.

    Barkat

  33. Mamu Ali Gohar was the right hand of the community of Hunza Gojal particullarlly of Hussaini. We lost not only mamu we lost a great leader of his time.Only dua for his soul may ALLAH rest eternal peace,

  34. I am extremely grieved to learn about the sad demise of pop Ali Gohar.
    I would like to convey his family members my heartfelt grief and condolence
    I pray to ALLAH to bestow eternal peace on the departed soul.

    Ameen.

    Aziz karim
    karachi

  35. We were extremely grieved to learn about the sad demise of Uncle Ali Gohar.

    No doubt, he was great leader, freedom fighter and mountain climber. He was also a great father for their children and great social mobilizer for Hussaini community and beside that also for Gojal Community.
    His efforts for fighting with Dogra for independence of motherland Gilgit Baltistan as soldier will be remembered.

    I offer condolence especially brother Ali Ahmad Khan , Ibrahim, Riaz ,Apa , and all entire family and Uncle Nabi with family and all entire Nabi Family.

    i On behalf of my family from Ishkoman, i convey to the grieved family our heartfelt grief and condolence and sympathy and share in your grief and sorrow.

    We pray to Almighty Allah to bestow eternal peace on the departed soul and give courage to the deceased family to bear this irreparable loss with patience and fortitude. Ameen.

    from Ishkoman

  36. “INA LILALLAHHI WA IN ILEHI RAJEOON”

    Very sad news indeed. He was one of the freedom fighters of Gilgit – Baltistan from Dogra Raj in 1948. He was also the first mountaineer from Gojal tried to summit Rakaposhi in 1956.

    Our deep condolence goes to the family members Ali ahmed Khan, Ibrahim Shah, Riaz and other family members.

    Uncle Ali Gohar had served his whole life for the Hussaini community and we pray to Almighty Allah to give rest his soul in eternal peace and courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss( Aameen).

    Ali Rehmat,
    Islamabad

  37. I am very shocked to listen the said news that .Mr. ALI GOHAR’S death.He was a great politican and social worker.My heartiest condolance to his all family.May ALLAH rest his soul in eternal peace. (Ameen)

  38. I extend my heartest condolence to* Sir Ali Ahmad Khan and all the family. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Ameen

    Aaliya Khan
    USA

  39. Indeed great shock. The latest I had met him was in summer 2007. Spent few hoursat my home in the village- did share with us about his life, changes over the past decades and mostly about Kargil war and toursim adventures. My son Basharat had taken notes of what he said. He may share it was us some times later. However, he had an exceptional sense of humor, leadrship qualities and knowledge of war and high altitude challenges.

    Condolences to the family members and paryers for his soul to rest in eternal peace.

    Darjat and family

  40. Profile of Ali Gohar
    Ali Gohar was born in 1926, in the remote and harsh terrain of the Hussiani village up in the Karakorum Mountains- 150 km from Gilgit town. He joined the NA Scouts on first, January 1948. Being one of the few distinguished individuals in his area, he had joined the N-Scouts and also completed his studies still grade 3.He had fought the war of 1948 at Kargil against the forces of Dogra and was in the Rustum platuun in those crucial days.

    Soldiers during those days lacked machinery and automated guns and other artillery equipment. The NA scouts showed up a tough resistance during the wars and made their enemies accept the defeat. He achieved this triumph along with many of his other fellow soldiers in the independence of Gilgit from the invading Dogra forces. The war ended in 7 months on 7th of November, 1948.At one instance according to Mr.Ali Gohar: “I did eat 2 chapattis(bread) in 4 days”. This makes one imagine and realize the hardships which our elders have faced during those difficult days when food was scarce and the land routes made it even worse. He did mention names of the following people his colleagues at the war front: Sana Khan, Mohammad Abass and Aziz Muhammad from Passu. Others from Gojal were Bobosh, Ghoyib Shoh, Yor Ali, Tayghun Shah and Rizwon .

    Serving under the command of Shah Khan he along with his group of soldiers had destroyed a Polo ground by a mortar attack, where people had gathered for a match. This move proved to be decisive one and resulted in heavy death casualty for the enemy. Before this offensive strike Ghulam Murtaza’s platuun was already sent to invade the area. Later during the war they had captured an army Chawni (cantonment) by infiltrating through the walls of the enemies garrison. One could not imagine the emotions and feeling of the family members of Mr.Ali Gohar because he was the only son of his father and the only heir to his father. His father’s death became the cause of his resignation at a age of 27 from the N-Scouts in 1953, and returned to support his family.

    Now being the only senior adult male in his family he took the responsibility of practicing mountain farming for his family. Ali Gohar was young, enthusiast and was exposed beyond his village and had basic training in N-Scouts. Besides farming he wanted to earn additional off-farm income to have improved living. He did go with western tourists climbing mountains. He started his career as one of the first mountain guides of northern areas.

    In 1955 Ali Gohar took part in a German expedition to Nanga Parbat as a guide. Ayub from Gulmit also participated in that expedition. Ali Gohar climbed up to the 4th camp of Nanga Parbat without any past experiences of climbing dangerous and snow capped peaks like the Nanga Parbat which is notorious for its death tolls up to date.

    He went as a guide with the Italian team in 1956, to K-2 which resulted in a summit. He gave his time in 1958 to his joint expedition of the Pakistan and the British army to Rakaposhi peak in central Hunza. Shah Khan and Aslam also participated in this expedition, which was a complete success. In 1959 a joint German-British expedition went to Batura to climb a difficult and snow capped peak. Some members of the team died and the peak was not scaled. In 1960 Ali Gohar went along with the British-American team to Talawa Nagar to capture Tolo peak. In this expedition Ali Gohar went till the 4th camp and the expedition of the team turned out to be a summit. I973 was the year when he went to Patundas (pasture of the village Ghulkin), his team could not summit Mumhael peak and turned out to be a sad return.

    With a Japanese expedition in 1974 he went to an unnamed peak which was not a summit. The year of 1978 marked the summit of Tirich Mir which is the highest peak in the Hindukush Mountain Range in Chitral. This time it was a Japanese expedition and was a successful ascent to the top of the peak .Ali Gohar went till the 4th camp of this peak. In 1978 he left serving as a mountain guide from the tourism industry. He was also a hunter, his hunt included duck, patrages and snow cock pheasants. He had joined the border security force Levee in 1959 and retired after serving for 30 years. His duty stations included Cilick, Khunjerab and Shimshal living in one of the most physically challenged terrains in the world.

    He was a volunteer/ social worker and a village leader. He led his village in two key court cases: 1) cattle grazing rights of Hussani village in Batura and 2) land dispute with Gulkin. He used to be at the forefront in resolving disputes in and around the village.

    He died at the age of 85 at his village.

    I feel grieved over his death.

    Note: this profile is an outcome of an interview of Mr. Ali Gohar in July 2007.

  41. I extend my heartfelt condolence to Sir Ali Ahmed Khan, Riaz Ahmed and his family members. May Allah Talah rest his soul in eternal peace.
    Ameen!

    Asim Saeed
    Islamabad

  42. Inallah- wa ina illai rajhoon

    My heartfelt condolence with the all family and Maulah Karim rest his soul in eternal peace.

    Ali Aman Gojali
    AKDN Afghanistan

  43. Very sad news indeed. May Mowla rest the departed soul in eternal peace.
    My deepest condolence Ali Ahmad Khan, Ibrahim and all their family members.

    aziz NRSP Muzaffarabad

  44. This is indeed very sad news. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Sir ALI AHMED KHAN and to all the entire family. We pray that Moula rest marhoom’s soul in eternal peace and give strength to the family to bear this loss.

    Sajida Khan and my dad Shahgul khan
    USA Florida

  45. Inalilahi wa ina elaihi rajioon. Aameen.
    My heartfelt condolences to the family.

    Rahmat Karim
    Texas..

  46. Through this site, i want to express my deep sorrow and convey my the humble condolence to the family of Mr. Ali Khan for the sad occasion to their family. May God help them to bear this great loss and rest the soul in eternal peace. Ameen.
    Sultan Alam (Hussain Abad)

  47. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon. I heard (read) the sad and shocking news about late Mr. Ali Gohar. At this time of grief, I should visit my friend Mr. Ali Ahmed Khan (My batch fellow at AKU-IED and the son of Late Ali Gohar), but due to the recent disaster at Attabaad Hunza, it will not be possible to visit Hussani Gojal, physically. Therefore, with deep sorrow I pray wholeheartedly that may the soul of the deceased rest in eternal peace and may God Almighty bless all the family members in general and Mr. Ali Ahmed Khan in particular with the fortitude and patience to bear this loss. I offer my deep hearted condolence to Ali Ahmed Khan and his entire family.

    With prayers

    Darvesh Karim
    PDCN Gilgit.

  48. On behalf of our entire Nabi family,We are very thankful to all friends and good wishers ,who have shown solidarity,sympathy and shares grief with us on the sad demise of Ali Gohar by paying visit,called on phone,sent sms,email and posted on the website.

    We appriciate and thanks to Pamir Time excellent service,who always make possible to access with the peoples on the wright time.

    Ali Gohar was very visionary and dynamic person.we pay tribute for his leadership contribution to the society and will be remembered for long time.
    We pray may Allah bless his soul with peace.(Aameen)

    Rehmat Ali Khan & Family

  49. I extend my heartfelt condolence with bereaved family and pray that the departed soul may rest in eternal peace.

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