They say the greatest pain for parents is when they survive their child.
Teachers feel the same when they have to say a final farewell to their younger former charges.
Din informed me that Amin passed away this Tuesday morning. He was only 49.
I can see him in his seat, 4th from the front I think , in the row by the windows when he was in Sec. 3F (1976), Jurong Secondary School.
I can visualize him standing up to the Disciplinary Teacher, Mr Johnny Lau, to ask that the boys should be allowed to wear trousers instead of shorts. When he was asked for the reason why, he stood up and pointed to his legs which were abundantly covered with hair!
Dear Amin - may Allah bless your soul and I pray that you will find peace in Allah's presence. May your parents find peace too.
We shall never forget you - our unpredictably cheeky Amin.