RIP Bash

Hugely loved dad-of-three collided with a lorry and died, a few days before Father’s Day.


41-year-old Basharat Ali died at the crash scene in Erdington at Birmingham Trade Park last Thursday, June 16.

The lorry driver and a witness have been treated for shock.

Mr Ali was recognized as Bash and worked in the taxi industry.

A number of tributes were posted the Mail’s Facebook page and on an online memorial page that was set up in his memory.

One of his children posted a touching picture on Sunday displaying a pair of socks saying: “Dad’s socks” and the message: “Daddy’s present”.

A previous message read: “My first Father’s Day without you daddy, your presents waiting for you right here in my hands”.

Others recalled Mr Ali as a kindhearted, smiling man who would always go out of his way to help others.

Shokey Ali said he was a “very nice person with a bubbly personality who always had a beautiful smile”.

Pablo Shoky wrote: “I’ve known Bash since school junior and he proved to be humble, honest, funny, hilarious, trustworthy and great.”

On the Mail’s Facebook page, Becky E Wade remembered how Mr Ali helped as she was frequently rushed to hospital before the early birth of her twins.

She said: “RIP Bash.

“You helped us with our twin boys when they were prematurely born – rushed us into hospital about 15 or 20 times.

“So many nights we had to phone for a taxi from Regency and every time Bash would phone to do it himself.

“Rest in peace, may all the angels watch over you.”

And Samantha Mclaren posted: “RIP, such a sad and tragic loss thoughts go to all your family and friends.

“I remember Bash from many years ago.

“(He was) always smiling and friendly.

“He took me on many a journey in his taxis.”


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