Kampala. “She was loving, caring and generous, not only to her family but to everyone around her. She would always stand by us and was also the pillar uniting the family. So her death is a big loss.” This is how Mr Sikander Lalani, the chairperson of Roofings Limited, described his mother, Shirin Lalani, who died on Sunday.According to Roofings Group Business Development Manager Stuart Mwesigwa, Shirin, who was arguably one of the oldest persons among the Ismailia community in Uganda, died of old age.
“She was 92, so she died of old age but this was worsened by the stroke she suffered in February last year. However, she had lived a happy life because she had seen her children succeed,” Mr Mwesigwa said.Mr Salim Lalani, a son to the deceased, said her death is a big loss not only to their family but also to Uganda. “She was born here and some Ugandans will always have great memories of her because of what she has done.”
Mr Mwesigwa said Shirin’s body will be laid to rest today at the Aga Khan Cemetery in Kampala. “There is a memorial service at the Aga Khan Mosque at 10am. The burial is open to the public,” he said.Shirin was born in Masaka on February 12, 1922. Her father was a businessman who came to Uganda in 1913. She got married to Nazarali Lalani in 1942.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor