Cochin Shipyard blast: ‘Never thought it would be his last call’

Family members remember the loved ones who lost their lives in the blast at Cochin Shipyard Ltd on Tuesday

Published: 15th February 2018 01:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2018 03:54 AM   |  A+A-

File Photo of Cochin Shipyard. | Express Photo Services

By Express News Service

KOCHI: “Everyday, he used to call me before going for work. Since I was not home, Tuesday also he rang me up. But I never thought it would be his last call,” Mohammad Sheriff - father of M M Ramshad, a young engineer who died in the accident at CSL - was inconsolable at his home in  Malippuram, near Vypeen.

For Sheriff, his wife Ramla and daughter Shanseera, the 21-year-old who worked as a contractor  was everything. Their life depended on him. “Though he was a reserved person, he shared a healthy relationship with everyone. He always wanted to lead a simple life. I don’t know why this happened to him. We can’t think of a life without my son,” said Sheriff, choking with emotion. His body was laid to rest at the Hajeed Mosque cemetery at Malippuram on Tuesday.

According to Sheriff, who runs a ration store, Ramshad was an earnest individual. “Though his duty began at 8 in the morning, he used to come home late as he was committed to his professional responsibilities,” his father said. His body was laid to rest at the Hajeed Mosque cemetery at Malippuram on Tuesday.

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