Veteran of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Freedom War, Hav. Rustam Baig, passed away

Special Reporter

Islamabad, October 19: Havaldar (r) Rustam Baig, a veteran of Gilgit-Baltsitan’s war of independence, passed away today here in Islamabad. He was around 85 years old.

Hav. Rustam Baig

Late Rustam Baig had also participated in the 1965 war. He remained a Skiing trainer at Naltar Skiing School for 4 years.

Among his children are, Rehmatullah Baig (PIA), Nadir Shah, Muhammad Sana and Nusrat Nasab, Executive Officer of Focus Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan.

Late Rustam Baig’s funeral prayer was offered this morning and he was laid to rest in Islamabad in presence of a large number of people.

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  1. We were extremely grieved to learn about the sad demise. I would like to convey our heartfelt grief and condolence to entire family including Ms. Nusrat Nasab and we share in their grief and sorrow.

    We pray to Almighty Allah to bestow eternal peace on the departed soul and give courage to family members to bear this irreparable loss. “Ameen”.

  2. Late Hav. Rustam Baig was one of our national heroes, who participated in the Liberation war of 1947-48 against the Kashmiri Dogras and were able to liberate more than 72000 Sq. Miles known now as Gilgit-Baltistan. We solute his services to the nation and local communiy in Gulmit Gojal.
    May Almighty Alllah Bless his soul in eternal peace and give patience to all members of the grieved family. Ameen!!!

  3. It is shocking news for all of us that we missed a great hero of our Gb today. the late’s selfless services would be recalled for ever in GB history for country as well as for area. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and give courage to whole family members who are also social activist as well as professionals like Rehmat sab, Nadir shah sab, Sana sab and Nusrat Nasab sahiba to bear this irrepearable loss.

    Ali Mehr & family
    Danyore Gilgit

  4. إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون

    May Almighty Alllah Bless his soul in eternal peace and give patience to all members of the grieved family Rhmatullah Baig skander and Nadeer shah Muhammad Sana Nusrat Nasab
    And sisters Ameen.

  5. Last time I met late Uncle Rustum Baig was five week back and he was alright. He did share with joy about his skiing experience in GB. My father use to tell me about late uncle Rustam Baig’s skiing skills. He had remained best skier and skiing instructor in the Northern Scouts during 50’s and 60’s. He had always led teams of volunteers in community development work and was one of the few most senior citizens in those mountain societies. We pray for his soul to rest in eternal peace. Ameen.
    Our condolence to the grieved family members Rehmatullah Baig, Nadir Shah, Nusrat, Pup Muhammad Sana and other members of the family.

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