Shehnaz Banu (Sham)
You were so young, beautiful and charming. You leave behind fond memories which we will always cherish. You will be missed.

Our dear Sham was a sunny, lively personality. She left us for the heavenly abode far too soon. She leaves behind a doting husband Rashid and two lovely children Arsh and Aqsa, and grieving and devasted extended family and friends.

Sham lived her life to the full, was always brimming with energy and was eager to try new things and explore the world. Born and brought up in Udaipur, she lived in Dubai and Kuwait after marriage and finally migrated to Canada in 2005, and died there at home on January 9, 2014.

We offer Rashid, the children and the family our heatfelt condolences. May Allah grant them the sabr to bear this tragic loss, and we pray to Allah to rest her soul in enternal peace. Ameen.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Maju Qureshi on 24th January 2014

"The sparkling light you have lit in the hearts of Arsh and Aqsa and the whole family will forever glow in your wonderful memory. Thoughts and prayers to your family."

This tribute was added by Nafisa Moez Ali on 19th January 2014

"For every life has a purpose to fill, a purpose which us humans can seldom infer. God saw her getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around her and whispered "Come to Me." With tearful eyes we watched her, and saw her pass away. We could not make her stay with us. I know she is watching us from there, bestowing her beautiful smile upon her dear & loved ones. Sham, you have left us memories too beautiful to forget. May her soul rests in peace.. Aameen"

This tribute was added by Anar Bohari on 17th January 2014

"Has it been a week already?
That you left us to meet your Maker
The sadness still lingers
When will the tears really dry?
When will the hurt go away?
My heart bleeds for those you left behind
Precious little ones
Never to see the twinkle in your eye
All there is left are memories
I hope its true what they say..
That time heals
Rest in peace Sham, you will be forever be missed"

This tribute was added by Razia Sanwari on 15th January 2014

"Sham, you have not left us! Because we will not allow that. You are always going to be an 'active' part of the Sanwarwala family, as if you are still alive. Just like Akbar Bhai continues to live, just as Dad continues to live, you will also continue to be alive. Who says you are not?! How is it possible that you are gone because I can still see your smile, hear your full laughter, sense your zest for life! Live on because not only Rashid, Arsh and Aqsa, but... we all in the Sanwarwala family need you."

This tribute was added by Mohit Malkani on 13th January 2014

"A tragedy indeed leaving the family incomplete. Rashed Bhai, I understand your pain, being with your family and yet without them. Shams parenting reflects on the children, both Arsh and Aqsa have turned out to be bold, courageous and well-spoken and an example for other children to follow. I am confident that both of them will do their mother proud. May their mother be granted eternal peace."

This tribute was added by Shamim Hussain on 13th January 2014

"Our deepest condolence to all family members, specially to Rashed Bhai, Arsh, Aqsa, Parents, brothers and Shakila aapa.

Sham Aapa, I know you since 1990 and you gave me your name at Germanwala family, when everyone started calling me Sham as well. You'll be dearly missed for your vibrant smile, sweet talks and calm demeanor.  May Allah grant you an eternal peace and highest place in Jannah. Ameen."

This tribute was added by Ritika Malkani on 13th January 2014

""A light has gone out on earth, but a new star now shines in the heavens above"
You were a star here too, and I can only ever remember you for your sweetness, your spunk, your amazing spirit.
R.I.P. dearest Shams...."

This tribute was added by Shabbir H. Nasir on 13th January 2014

"Qaloo inna lillahe wa inna elayhe rajeoon. Dua h ke Allah apko jannatul firdous me jagah inayat farmaye or sabhi qrabat daron or doston ko sabre jameel ata farmaye . Ameen."

This tribute was added by Miqdad Bohra on 12th January 2014

"May Allah grant her jannat and may her soul rest in peace. Allah be with Rashid bhai, Arsh and Aqsa in this unimaginable tough time. Please know that our thoughts are with you all and we will remember and pray for Sham.

Miqdad & Chhavi"

This tribute was added by nusrat jivanjee on 12th January 2014

"Sham left us too soon, but I am sure she would have the following to say to her family and all of us who mourn her passing

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow but remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter and the smiles.
Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going  has eased my hurt and given me relief.
So, dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be, because I will remember you all and look on with a smile.
As long as I have the love  of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.

My deepest sympathies to Rashid and Sham's family"

This tribute was added by Zainu Tayabali on 12th January 2014

"Our heartfelt condolences to all family members. May Allah grant her eternal peace and give her place in Jannat. Amen."

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