Titanic sub tragedy: Dawood family shares heart-felt messages

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Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood (Right) and son Suleman. Twitter
Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood (Right) and son Suleman. Twitter

The mourning message from the family of Shahzada Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleman, who tragically lost their lives in the undersea accident in the North Atlantic, conveys a heartfelt gratitude and a sense of profound loss. 

The Dawood family expressed their sincere appreciation to all those involved in the rescue efforts, acknowledging that their relentless dedication provided them with strength during this unimaginable tragedy.

In the statement released by Hussain and Kulsum Dawood, the parents of Shahzada Dawood, they expressed their immense gratitude for the love and support they have received. The outpouring of condolences from Pakistan's foreign ministry, government officials, and friends has offered solace during this difficult time. The family finds comfort in the unwavering support they continue to receive, which helps them endure the indescribable pain of their loss.

As the family mourns, details regarding the final rites of Shahzada and Suleman Dawood will be announced in due course. The news of their untimely demise prompted TV stations to interrupt their regular broadcasts, highlighting the significance of the individuals involved. Shahzada Dawood, who held the position of vice-chairman at Engro Corporation, one of Pakistan's largest conglomerates, and his son Suleman, were known figures within the business community.

The parents of the deceased said in the mourning message on the Facebook page of the Dawood Foundation,

"It is with profound grief that we announce the passing of Shahzada and Suleman Dawood. Our beloved sons were aboard OceanGate’s Titan submersible that perished underwater. Please continue to keep the departed souls and our family in your prayers during this difficult period of mourning.
We are truly grateful to all those involved in the rescue operations. Their untiring efforts were a source of strength for us during this time. We are also indebted to our friends, family, colleagues, and well-wishers from all over the world who have stood by us during our hour of need. The immense love and support we receive continues to help us to endure this unimaginable loss.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the other passengers on the Titan submersible. At this time, we are unable to receive calls and request that support, condolences, and prayers be messaged instead. Details of their final rites in this world will be announced soon."

The Dawood family's complete statement, as reported by the BBC, resonates with both gratitude and contemplation. They acknowledge the global reach of this tragedy and express their belief that such events reveal the true character of people, distinguishing those who genuinely contribute and support from those who seek personal gain. 

In their message, the grieving family said, "Our thoughts are with the victims of this tragedy, one which has been followed around the world."

As with any tragedy of this magnitude, it brings out the best and worst in people, it stated.

"Some go out of their way to contribute and support, others use these moments for personal gains. How one behaves in such circumstances reveals more about their own character than anything else."

The family remains overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support they have received, expressing gratitude to those who have demonstrated the best of humanity during this challenging time.

"The family remains overwhelmed with the love and support that it has received and is grateful to the those who showcased the best in humanity," it stated.

"With heavy hearts and great sadness, we grieve the loss of our vice-chairman, Shahzada Dawood, and his beloved son, Suleman Dawood," said Engro Corporation in its statement.