A dad-of-four and community figure from Handsworth Sheikh Hameed, 62, died on December 27 after failing to recover from Covid.

Mr Hameed worked in insurance, was a member of the Labour party and was hugely well-known in the area.

His daughter Sana Hameed, 33, told BirminghamLive: “He was very kind-hearted. He was always willing to help others, they all came to him for advice.

“He was a really nice family man – dedicated. Young, old, they all loved him.

“He used to attend Labour party meetings. He played badminton every single week since the 1980s – he was an all-rounder.”

Miss Hameed said her dad and mum Riffat Hameed, also 62., had been married for 40-years.

She added: “People are saying they cannot believe it. He was always on hand to help day and night. He actually took the time to talk.”

People have taken to social media to pay tribute to Mr Hameed.

Radley Russell posted on Facebook: “Keeping you all in my prayers.”

Nasir Ahmad said: “Shocking news. May Allah SWT bless him. He was a lovely chap and had a really wonderful sense of humour. He will be missed.”

Mohammed Zahid posted: “My most sincere condolences to both you and all your nearest and dearest. I am deeply saddened to hear this news.”



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