Remembrance, IFG member, sa_ali

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Remembrance, IFG member, sa_ali

Post by mundaire » Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:00 am

It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform all of you that our long time member sa_ali passed away today, after an extended battle with covid19/ wuhan virus/ China virus.

I had the good fortune to know him over the years, though our acquaintace was limited to our time together at the range.

He was one of the most positive people I would meet at the range, always optimistic and upbeat, not to mention, ever helpful and looking out to assisting other newcomers.

Even though we were acquainted online for many years, we met for the first time at the Delhi range 2011-12 or thereabouts. I was at the range with a rental beretta (from the range authorities) and he had with him the khairuddin over/ under, which he'd posted about here in detail. That was our first offline meeting.

Over the next several years, we'd bump into each other at the range and have long animated conversations, as one would expect amongst kindered spirits. He had picked double trap as his sport of choice, while I was shooting skeet.... but there was always time between rounds to meet friends and we would often connect to share stories and challenges as we both were working towards getting the required "renowned shot" scores.

The last time we met, was at the 2020 Delhi state match, where I was chaperoning my son and Ali was trying out his brand new Beretta 694 (his very first import as a renowned shot). Ali had qualified as a renowned shot in the 2019 Nationals and was excited about his newfound access to guns & ammo, and was looking forward to finally be able to introduce his daughter to the sport.

Our last interaction was about 10-11 days after Id in May, when he replied to my WhatsApp message, to let me know that he was in recovery, though still on NIV, as always he had a positive attitude even then. This news of today is absolutely devastating.

I can't even begin to imagine the sorrow and challenges his family must be facing and can only pray that the almighty grant them the strength to bear this irreparable loss.
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Re: Remembrance, IFG member, sa_ali

Post by dev » Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:13 am

I spoke with him a few times on the phone. Seemed like a very nice person. Our tiny shooting community will be less after his demise.
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Post by timmy » Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:30 am

This is indeed sad news. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.
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Post by james » Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:49 am

Sad news. My condolences. May God give strength to his family in these difficult times.

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Post by Vikram » Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:07 am

It is terrible news. So sad to hear that a prominent member of our community has passed away to this cursed virus. My deepest condolences to his family. A great loss to all of us. :( :(
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Post by AgentDoubleS » Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:26 am

What a terrible loss, for us as a community and for his family. I had not met with him but had interacted with him on many occasions on IFG when I was evaluating an Indian shotgun. He was always keen to share his experience.

Condolences to his family and very sorry to hear the news.

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Post by eljefe » Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:25 am

Condolences. I remember reading a lot of his posts here.
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Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:13 am

A very sad news. Due to covid we all face the loss of some well known to us. My condolences and may God give the strength to his family to recover from this difficult time.
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Post by pgupta » Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:23 am

May the almighty give his family courage to face this difficult time.

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Post by RamMani » Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:43 am

My deepest Condolences :cry:

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Post by Rudransh » Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:28 pm

Sad to hear May god give strength to family.

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Post by jatindra Singh Deo » Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:38 pm

A very sad news , still remember his khairuddin story .We are poorer as a community .God give strength to the family .

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Post by pistolero » Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:47 pm

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My Deepest Condolences to his Family & Friends.
I remember reading his posts.
Sad news indeed
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Post by andy_65_in » Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:54 pm

condolences

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Post by Vineet » Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:15 pm

Very sad news. May god give strength to his family.
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