Living with one of those Alam brothers
29 November 2013
|Brig Zahir Alam Khan|
posted by Salman Rashid @ 8:00 AM,
- At November 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Saima Ashraf said...
Aj mangal hai aur main mangal ko muafi nhi mangta....lolz
Great narration written by heart, not with pen. Touching!
Hail to thee my great souls who gave me the message of life by sacrificing their leisure, peace, and time.
- At November 29, 2013 at 12:35 PM, Kausar Bilal said...
Hmmm...great! A wonderful and touching story. I have seen such military officers this way as I also have a military family background. Wish we had these heroic characters everywhere in our society regardless of their professions..
An excellent post! Thanks for sharing it.
- At November 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM, said...
When a wife says some thing as touching as this and waits for 'him' to come back each 'sawan,' it is a big tribute. Great story with an insight.
- At November 29, 2013 at 1:01 PM, said...
Have been associated with four brothers. Brig ZA and I served in the same Armoured div HQ. Gen Smamim Alam was my Bde Comd. Maj Ejaz Alam my instructor and friend in the gunnery group in the Armour School. Lastly Gen Javaid, my very dear friend. In short u could not find better soldiers, gentlemen and human beings than this family. Matter of pride to have been associated with each one of them.
- At November 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM, said...
Sirs, I have been Gen Shamim Alam's G-3 at d CGS sectt, and later I tagged along on his promotion as his ADC at d CJCSC sectt. I know d brothers but d hidden hand was their MOTHER, d real groomer.. 9 brothers, all in armed forces, 2 shaheeds one in PAF one in 13L, all war decorated,5 SJs, one CJCSC, ONE Vice chief of naval staff,one corps comd, ALL have an army/navy/air force STANDING one way or d other.. and ALL HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ON THE LEFT OF THEIR IMMEDIATE SENIOR n still made it to d top n in d history books of d 3 services..ha ha..
- At November 30, 2013 at 1:16 PM, said...
I have had a close association with Javed Alam and also known some of the others. their deeds of valour and sacrifice are part of recorded history, their dead pan humour is also known to all their friends. i can only describe the common characteristic i found with the word "genuine". hard to find people in this time and age so completely without a trace of guile or malice and so true and simple almost bordering on "naivete".
- At November 30, 2013 at 1:19 PM, said...
It is good to praise those whom one feels like. However no human in this world is perfect except those few who are specially blessed by Allah to be His messengers. Every one of us do have some weaker sides as well.
- At November 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM, said...
So, Who ever defined perfection.it is ones perception on a comparative basis.
- At November 30, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Tariq Ali Khan, Genuine is what tugs at the heart strings where these brothers are concerned.
- At November 30, 2013 at 5:12 PM, said...
We miss the point here. It is not about serving with those soldiers. It is insight on a wife about her husband and how did she find him? What kind of a man he was. Coming from a wife, it is great in itself. You are lucky Mrs Subuha Khan. You are having such nice memories. I can imagine what kind of a person your husband might have been (and also his brothers).
- At November 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM, said...
No man is a hero to his wife. Of all the family, I didn't know him or any of his sibling who did not join AC. He must b v/good to win such accolades from his spouse.
When I went to 1Armd Div after commissioning, ZA had a larger than life reputation in Multan. I soon became acquainted with Gen Shamim Alam when he was BM in one of the Bdes.Our paths kept crossing till he left Bwp as a four star Gen.He always smoked Red & White cigs and heavily too.Ejaz had been martyred in 65 but remembered fondly by many a friend.
It is a nice experience to read memoirs of people by their dear ones, one knew, in the evening of one's life.
- At December 4, 2013 at 1:41 PM, said...
Overewhelming Sabuha Khan.....Beautiful Sangam of music, literature, Romance and Biography...Extend the article. Shuaib bhai indeed was gem of a person!
- At December 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM, said...
Overwhelming article Sabuha Khan...Extend it....what a beautiful mix of music, literature and memories. Shuaib bhai indeed was a gem.He desreves much more lines.
- At December 5, 2013 at 10:04 PM, said...
baja kehtay ho sach kehtay ho phir kahiyo keh...
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