Have a sad information to share, our veteran rally driver Syed Abbas Akbar, Champion of 2006 Cholistan Rally on white/yellow Evolution and podium holder of many other rallies, met his Creator this morning. He had a heart attack that he could not survive. May Allah All Mighty rest his soul in peace and help his family and friends through this difficult time.
Abbas Akbar was driving the white 4.0 liter white Vigo in Jhal and the last Mithi.
He was an exceptionally helpful and humble person, who went out of the way to help fellow drivers. Had hardly known him till early 2010 but when he came to know that I have purchased my 1st Evo from Zafar Magsi and plan to use it for rallies, he somehow found my number and called me. Of course I knew him and was thrilled to have received his call. He congratulated me on getting the Evo and shared his experiences, dos and donts of Evo, procurement of parts etc. He sent me a copy of Evo's owner manual, which is a very rare document to find. He also sent me many Evo parts that he had in Stock after selling his Evo.
A great man indeed, completely selfless. Dont have words to express my sadness, but he went to a better place for sure.
Will always miss you Abbas Bhai, rally grounds will never be the same without you. May Allah All Mighty bless you and place you in heaven for eternity,,,, Ameen.