ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rubab Azam. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Md Musharraf on February 18, 2022
Dulhe Bhai..
You will be fine wherever you are. I miss you very much…we all miss you very much. You were one of the best Dulhe bhai for me. You are very cool & open minded. You always gave good advice to us and everyone too. Learned a lot from you. Your thinking is very good maybe there is someone like you are not. I will always pray for you. You were always in our hearts and will always be in our hearts..
       May Allah grant you paradise..✨✨
Posted by Sana Afreen on August 16, 2021
Mama,
Are you okay wherever you are? I hope you are.
You were a human everybody looked up to and someone whom we would like to become one day. A living role model for all of us.
I've never seen you complain about life and it's struggles. I always saw how you fought against and stood strong like the grasses. How much ever I try to think it is okay that Allah took away the diamond out of all the precious jewels in the family, I can't stop overcoming that I can never see you again, you will not see me become a person you could be proud of, nor we can ever meet. I can't help but cry and miss you.
You have once shared a story of your earlier life where you had to stay inside a cowshed because of certain circumstances and you taught me life is never easy, that doesn't mean we give up, instead we endure and beat it to the best. I can never forget that.
You were the backbone of many families and now that you are gone everything feels scattered and messed up. You will always be that blackhole in our loves which no amount of love can fill up. You will be forever remembered Mama, and missed.
You were an angel, the kindest one with a heart of gold which you lent to everyone. I feel bad for the people who couldn't meet you, the children who would only know in words of how much of an amazing person you were; an idol everyone can follow.
I hope you send us strength and energy for all of us to stay strong in your absence and be as beautiful human beings as you were. May you rest in peace.
Posted by Kangkana Bordoloi on May 28, 2021
''Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories......''Rubab ji, you are missed and would be remembered always.

May the bereaved family finds the strength to live through this. Lots of care & warmth for them.

Kangkana
Aga Khan Foundation Bihar (Patna)
Posted by shreya sharma on May 28, 2021
'Rubab Sir', One of the youngest talented person, a fine trainer, a mentor, a transparent person, and a treasure of talent.
I feel so privileged that I got a lot of chance to get training as well to meet him him on so many official events.
"Jab bhi wo training dena shuru karte the, participants bahar ki duniya ko bhul jate the. Bade bade concepts ko real life se relate karke samjhane ka jo tarika tha sir ka wo aajtak kabhi kisi aur me nahi mila".
He was simply amazing and a rare talent, and a wonderful human being.
Words are falling short to explain his dynamic personality, still not able to digest this fact, etni kam age me wo kaise etni zaldi Jaa sakte hai, abhi to unko bahut kuch karna baki tha.
Please God give strength to his family members in this tough time.
You are not gone sir, you are always with us- in our prayers, your concepts will always be remembered and your personality can never be forgotten.
I wish all the love and success to your family members, God bless them



Posted by Twinkle Siwach on May 27, 2021
Rubab Sir, Rubab bhai, Rubab ji,

Apse ek do baar hi mulaqat hui thi... Aap har saal diwali wish karte the, mai Eid... JNU Or phd par bhi charcha hui apse... Aap bahut sarein promises adhure chod chale gye... Nepal ghumne jana tha... Lichi aur aam... Khane pe jana tha... Apne kaha tha twinkle next time ayenge toh pakka... Umar me mujhe badhe the... Par aap dost bhi bane, aur boss bhi... Personal aur professional duno aap badhiya tarike se manage karte the... Haste haste kaam kar lete the aur karwa bhi lete the... Mai apka theek hone ka intezaar kar rahi thi... Tabhi apko Eid bhi wish karti... What relation I had with you is hard to describe... But I am glad I got the opportunity to know you, to meet you, to learn from you. There are many good qualities one can learn from you. I say it because I know it, you have left very early. And it is not just your family and friends but your community is going to miss you as well. And people like us are missing you who just happened to cross your path. It is shocking, we are heart broken.
Posted by ashwini tripathi on May 27, 2021
As a great human being, Ruab bhai, a committed and combative member of the Aga Khan Foundation, will always be recognized and remembered in our thoughts, feelings and dreams seen with open eyes. It is disheartening to lose such a brilliant talent at such a young & growing age. My prayers for the departed soul and my prayer to Almighty give strength and courage to his family members to bear the grief.
Posted by Madhu Bala on May 27, 2021
रुबाब बहुत नाराज हूँ तुम से, और क्यो ना नाराज रहूं। हमारी अभी बहुत मुलाकात बाकी थी। हम लगभग 3 साल पहले ही तो मिले थे Jagori और AKF की मीटिंग के दौरान। बहुत छोटे समय मे तुम्हारे साथ दोस्ती के रिश्ते मे बंध गए। जब भी फोन पर ऑफिस के काम की बात करते तो आधा समय तो हँसने मे निकल जाता था, पता है तुम को तुम खूब खुल कर हँसते थे। काम कि बात के साथ कभी कभी तुम अपनी भी बात कर लिया करते थे। मुझे याद है जब भी तुम्हारे ऑफिस आते थे तो तुम जलेबी जरूर मंगवाते थे, मंगवाने का कारण एक और था क्युकी मैंने मोटापे के कारण मीठा बंद किया हुआ था और जलेबी मुझे बहुत पसंद है बस तुम जान के मजे लेते थे और जलेबी मंगवा लेते थे। मै लालच मे आ कर खा लेती थी और फिर तुम को दोषी बता कर अपने मन को शांत कर लेती थी। मैंने कभी तुम को ऊँची आवाज़ मे बोलते नही सुना ना ही कभी नाराज होते हुए। तुम एकअच्छे दोस्त के साथ एक अच्छे इंसान भी थे और आज भी हम सब के साथ हो।
"जब जब आयेगा तू याद, फैलेगी तेरी खुशबू इन हवाओ में। मेहकेगा तू इत्र की तरह हर रूह में, एक सुनहरे कल के लिए"।
       तुम्हारी एक नाराज दोस्त
Posted by Bharti Singh on May 27, 2021
Hi everyone, 

This is so hard to believe that a young passionate, enthusiastic and energetic development professional has gone so soon. I have known Rubab over last three years and today I feel he has left an indelible mark on me for all the interactions we had, quick turnaround, critical feedback, and work integrity. I still cant forget his smiling face and the helpful persona. He was such a genuine soul.

It was under the FAO documentation study, I came to know of him wherein my team was looking to find a person who can extend local support in documenting the Goatary intervention under the MESHA project. We spoke several times over phone and he ensured all the logistics, planning and field visit arrangements would be made much in advance. It was in October 2019 when I met him in Patna for an hour or so, and in that stipulated time he gave such a detailed passionate tour to the MESHA project and how goat rearing had impacted the lives of poor rural households. He went on sharing how important this project was in the context of women, and Bihar. His passion for this project was extraordinary.

We spoke several times after the study got over and he relentlessly contributed towards improvising the case study and making it one of the best livelihood interventions in the rural settings. I would always reach out to him for more inputs plugging in the gaps and he would always inquire on the status of the report. My only response to his question was whenever it comes out, you will get it first.

All that I would say , his dedication towards his work has been exemplary, resonating of perfectness, dire commitment and sheer hard work. His smiling face and persistent attitude is engraved forever in our minds and hearts.

All that we can do now is embrace your work, smile and energy. Hope your family gathers strength to deal with such heart wrenching times. My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family, you will deeply be missed.

Kind regards
Bharti
FAO Consultant
Posted by Karma Rajput on May 27, 2021
My name is Karma Eden Rajput, working as Administrative Officer at Aga Khan Foundation, India.
I will always remember Rubab Sir as a well balanced person with a right attitude towards life. He always made an effort to stay connected even with the staff outside his area of work. He touched everyone's' life that crossed his path in some way and the other.
I still have his messages that he had sent on the 1st April,2021, when I tested Covid positive. May his soul rest in peace.

Posted by Dr Rahul Srivastava on May 27, 2021
Rubab भाई आप बेहतरीन व्यक्तित्व के धनी इंसान थे ! शब्द नहीं मिल रहे आपके प्रति सम्मान व्यक्त करने के लिए ! आपके साथ काम किए कुछ पल और मीटिंग्स में चर्चाओं का दौर हमेशा याद रहेगा मुझे। आपका सकारात्मक रवैया और कठिन से कठिन काम को अपनी मुस्कान और ज़िंदादिली से आसान बनाने की विधा के हम क़ायल है! आपके साथ बहुत काम करने थे पशुपालकों के लिए ।
सादर नमन अश्रुपुरित श्रधांजलि
Posted by Fuzail Ahmad on May 26, 2021
۔۔۔۔۔۔ سننے والے ابھی سے کیا جانیں
۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔کیسا کردار داستان سے اٹھا

One of the most dynamic,truly professional and equally a great friend ...most promising of our batch Rubab Azam..'Allah SWT Gareeq Rahmat kare' left us so early...

It seems he was in so much hurry to finish the task and meet the Khaliq e Haqiqi and left us in utter shock and gloom...
Last time, we met at Patna 3-4 years ago. Like in university days he was beaming with lot of ideas...he played perfect host...who knows it was the last meeting with dear friend and great human being.

With his approach and affable nature he was equally popular amongst his juniors, classmates and with teachers.
He always use to discuss about alma mater in general and DoW Social Works in particulars ...

We have lost a true gem a promising development profesdional too early..

I pray to Allah SWT for his magfirah..May Allah grant him highest place in Jannat ..May Almighty give strenghth to his family,little children to bear the irreparable loss...


Posted by DR. ARIF RASHEED on May 26, 2021
The wind was flowing, impacting the movement of formal pants and shirts on the dry river bed in Banka district. The vehicles were lined up. It was the occasion of brother Shahjahan's marriage. Rubab bhai and I was standing to see the wide stretch of land while sharing the old memories of PRADAN experience and the moments spent at Sir Syed's creativity of Muslim educational platform. The curd and traditional dine was shared at the marriage. The technology world later on engages us to kept apart and meet on virtual platform which later came to an end virtually. The covid-19 really changed the relationship with the dead. WE WILL MISS YOU BROTHER. May Allah open our eyes to prepare for the hereafter before it closes. AAMEEN. 
Posted by Asif khan Hauz khas on May 26, 2021
I am Abdul Aleem..a senior to Rubab in AMU..I left AMU in 2005 and joined PRADAN the same year. I got to know him when he contacted me for summer training program that he wanted to do in PRADAN along with Husain, his clasmmate in MSW . Both of them came to Singrauli, that time it was Sidhi and spent a month and half with me in Deosar block where I was working as an Executive then. Both Rubab and Husain stayed with me and started their training under my guidance . In a way Rubab social sector journey started from there itslef.One and half month that he spent with me in 2006 was very memorable. He did village stay and learnt about PRADAN's work.
He later appeared in PRADAN recuritmnet drive and was selected and got placed in Rajasthan.
I was still working in PRADAN when he joined and we kept in touch . He later went to Koderma and Godda as part of PRADAN team only. Later he joined another organization in Rajasthan. And from there he moved to Agha Khan foundation. He was very hard working, honest and passionate. We kept in touch even though we have moved on in our career.I will cherish the memories that I have with me of Rubab.
I will alwys remember him for his honesty and integrity. His love for work and dedication was too hard to match and he was alwys looking for growth and progress within himself.
Very hard to beleive that he is no more. I have lost a younger brother who was somehow influcenced by me to join PRADAN and come in this sector. GOD gives his family the power to heal and overcome this crisis.
He will always stay in my heart as someone who lived life fully. Was very social and known for his work among his colleagues.
May ALLAH give him Jannat and Sabr to his family to deal with his demise.
Abdul Aleem,
AMU MSW batch 2003-05
PRADAN( 2005-2017)

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Posted by Md Musharraf on February 18, 2022
Dulhe Bhai..
You will be fine wherever you are. I miss you very much…we all miss you very much. You were one of the best Dulhe bhai for me. You are very cool & open minded. You always gave good advice to us and everyone too. Learned a lot from you. Your thinking is very good maybe there is someone like you are not. I will always pray for you. You were always in our hearts and will always be in our hearts..
       May Allah grant you paradise..✨✨
Posted by Sana Afreen on August 16, 2021
Mama,
Are you okay wherever you are? I hope you are.
You were a human everybody looked up to and someone whom we would like to become one day. A living role model for all of us.
I've never seen you complain about life and it's struggles. I always saw how you fought against and stood strong like the grasses. How much ever I try to think it is okay that Allah took away the diamond out of all the precious jewels in the family, I can't stop overcoming that I can never see you again, you will not see me become a person you could be proud of, nor we can ever meet. I can't help but cry and miss you.
You have once shared a story of your earlier life where you had to stay inside a cowshed because of certain circumstances and you taught me life is never easy, that doesn't mean we give up, instead we endure and beat it to the best. I can never forget that.
You were the backbone of many families and now that you are gone everything feels scattered and messed up. You will always be that blackhole in our loves which no amount of love can fill up. You will be forever remembered Mama, and missed.
You were an angel, the kindest one with a heart of gold which you lent to everyone. I feel bad for the people who couldn't meet you, the children who would only know in words of how much of an amazing person you were; an idol everyone can follow.
I hope you send us strength and energy for all of us to stay strong in your absence and be as beautiful human beings as you were. May you rest in peace.
Posted by Kangkana Bordoloi on May 28, 2021
''Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories......''Rubab ji, you are missed and would be remembered always.

May the bereaved family finds the strength to live through this. Lots of care & warmth for them.

Kangkana
Aga Khan Foundation Bihar (Patna)
Recent stories

Lost a friendship based on mutual trust and proud.

Shared by Jyoti Jyoti on December 28, 2021
It took me quite a few months to be able to write this note. Your memories shall always make me smile as well as cry.
People said that you don't make good friends after school or college, but there I found you. Both of us joined PRADAN together in the same batch. Your ever smiling face and laughter irritated me in the beginning and soon I knew the concerns and pain that you would often hide behind that smile. We became very good friends and shared a feeling of mutual trust and proud. A genuine human being who was very passionate about his work, loved his family and cared for his friends. I would forever live with that feeling of helplessness that I had when you informed me about you catching COVID. You seemed okay but I was scared (knowing the health situation all around). My fear came true and we lost you. 
You dedicated a song to me when I left PRADAN and now I shall always remember you through that song. You were our gem!!! Miss you dear friend!

Remembering your simplicity and dedication

Shared by Smita Smita on May 28, 2021
Dear Rubab,
Your were such a fine person, your face is coming in front time and again since I heard of your passing away. I had written a message when I heard you were going to hospital, but most probably it could never reach you. We remained in touch even after you left PRADAN and I always remember you as a bright and committed professional and for your simplicity.

You will always be remembered

A truthful Human Being- Rubab Bhaiya

Shared by Vinay Rana on May 27, 2021
Dear Rubab Bhaiya, 

Actually, I have no words to express my internal pain, unbearable sorrow, and disappointment to see you left us with a pleasant smile keeping in your face.

I will never forget the day, you shifted to Godda, and had come to Boarijore block to serve the community from a different perspective, full of passion. I was a newcomer to this development sector, but the way you trained me, taught me and mentored me in the field and at my personal level, I will never forget. Day, by day time passed, and don't know when you became so close to me and became part of my family, part of my life. We had a lot of cherishable, enjoyable, and delightful moments in the Mohanpur office and at the field as well. Every time, you scolded me, cared for me, and mentored me like my older brother. And that was the reason, why I started calling you "Bhaiya". छोटी सी छोटी चीजों को लेके बात करना, समझाना, और अपना वो मंडल जी के पास जाके सुबह का खाना खाके फील्ड निकलना , शायद मैं कभी भी उसको भूल नहीं पाऊंगा ..... टीम मीटिंग में हमारे मुझे सपोर्ट करना, चाहे मेरी गलती ही क्यों ना हो, वो एक बड़ा भाई ही कर सकता है .... आपको याद है, जब आपका सितम्बर , 2013 में फेयरवेल हो रहा था , वो मैं ही था जो सी आर पी मीटिंग में बच्चे की तरह फुट फुट कर रो रहा था. तो आपने बोला कि "से काहे रो रहे हो, बोआरीजोर से जा रहे है , दुनिया से नहीं जा रहे है " . और आज देखिये भैया आप दुनिया से भी चले गए ... ये बहुत गलत किया आपने ..आपने वादा किया था कि विनय , ये कोरोना ख़तम होने के बाद कंही फॅमिली ट्रिप पे जायेंगे , कंही तुम्हारा भाभी को कंही घुमा नहीं पाया हूँ.. और देखिये, आपने अपना वादा तोड़ दिया भैया , आपसे ये उम्मीद नहीं की थी मैंने ...
You are the only person, through which I could start a new life with family after leaving godda, and it's you, who changed my personal & professional life, way of thinking, and I could become a good human being. 

ऐसा हंसमुख , जिंदादिल इंसान शायद ही मैं अपने जिंदगी में देखा हूँ. जब भी आपसे बात होती थी , एक खिलखिलाहट वाली मुस्कान , एक बड़े भाई वाली प्यार एवं दुलार , एक गाइड के तरह हर छोटी से छोटी चीजो को लेके समझाना , मई हमेशा याद रखूँगा. 

इससे ज्यादा मैं लिख नहीं पाउँगा , भैया, बहुत रोने का मन कर रहा है और रो रहा हूँ... 

लेकिन, आप जन्हा कंही भी रहे, सितारों की तरह हमेशा चमकते रहेंगे और आप हमेशा मेरे दिल में, दिमाग में, मेरे जेहन में, और मेरी आत्मा में हमेशा जिन्दा रहेंगे.. 

एक छोटी सी पंक्तियाँ है आपको दिलो-जान से समर्पित भैया 

जब मौत चन्द कदमों के फासलों पे खडी हो, तो निर्विकार भाव से तब हिमालय की तरह अटल जिंदगी को जश्न की तरह जीने का मतलब ही कुछ और होता है ,
सांस का हर डोर , जिसका एक सिरा थाम रखा हो, निर्दयी काल ने, 
सिर्फ तभी दिल के हर धड़कन की एक रिदम की तरह जीवन की हर ले में बांधना जरूरी है. 

कला जब हम नहीं होंगे, जिंदगी की हर ख़ुशी और मातम में हिस्सेदारी बनकर , 
जिन्दा रहेंगी , हमारी गूँज , अनुगूंज बनकर 

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