Funeral held for Pakistani engineer, 25, who died in Sydney floodwaters six weeks ago – as his parents access Australia for the memorial
- Pakistani man on his way to work was swept away by floods in his car
- Ayaz Younus’s grieving parents flew from Pakistan to attend the funeral
- His three siblings were refused entry to the country on the grounds of sympathy
A Pakistani man who died six weeks ago when his car sank in the water in western Sydney will be said goodbye by family and friends at a prayer service in Sydney.
The grieving parents of 25-year-old Ayaz Younus flew from Pakistan to attend their son’s funeral on Wednesday.
Mr. Younus was on his way to his first day of work in Glenorie on March 24 and called the emergency services just before he died.
He was a software engineer who had recently obtained his master’s degree and was about to start working as a driver for a multinational company.
The grieving parents of 25-year-old Ayaz Younus flew from Pakistan on Wednesday to attend their son’s funeral.
Mr. Younus’s funeral was delayed due to a coronial examination and the complications involved in obtaining consent for his family.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia helped pay for the family’s travel, accommodation and funeral expenses.
His parents arrived in Australia on Sunday and were immediately quarantined, but Mr. Younus’s three siblings were denied permission to fly from Pakistan.
A partially submerged car abandoned after flooding in the NSW suburb of Windsor
The association said the man’s parents had been granted an exemption from the Australian government to attend part of the funeral and hope they can attend the cemetery.
Hamad Chaudhry remembers Mr. Younus as an avid sportsman who was deeply involved in the community.
Ayaz was a very happy and kind person who loved his sport and was extremely community oriented. He is deeply missed, ”Mr. Chaudhry told AAP.
Mr. Younus will be honored with a prayer service in Marsden Park before being buried in Riverstone Cemetery.