Sunday, July 19, 2009

So long, Good Ol' Captain!

Capt Yusof Ahmad (1947-2009)

I woke up this afternoon only to be greeted by shocking news.

‘Capt Yusof Ahmad, aka The Ancient Mariner, died in his sleep last nite’, as the message went. Immediately I thought it could be a mistake, as only a week ago the good ol’ Capt and his family had lost his beloved mom.

Then another message came in to confirm the sad news.

When I first started I remember ANCIENT MARINER being one of very few blogs highly recommended by everyone. They were spot-on. His blog has been in Let’s Go Land’s link list ever since.

We met regularly later on through events and even bumped into each other a few times around the neighbourhood. He was approachable and had parted a good advice during one of our meetings that I will forever remember it for the rest of my life.

His demise will be a great loss to all of us in the blogging fraternity. The Good Ol' Captain will sorely be missed.

Bon voyage, sir.



Anonymous said...

Innalillah wainna ilaihiroji'un.

sama-sama lah kita berdoa agar roh beliau dicucuri rahmat. Amin.


Tinesh said...

Salute Capt! Hope you had a merry life!

Pi Bani said...

Spent the whole day in Sunway & PJ yesterday and only found out about this last night when I logged on to the internet.

Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat.

Snakebite said...

innalillahi wainnna lillahirojiun....

sail on forever in the calm peaceful ocean captain, and discover all those beautiful islands in the sun and new exciting lands

Achilles said...

kerp: Don't know the Ancient Mariner personally, but may his soul rest in peace.

If i may add, his title, the anicent mariner reminds me of the song from Iron Maiden "Rime of the Anicent Mariner". Would be a very fitting song for him i think.

tajudin said...

Al-Fatihah untuk Capt. Yusof Ahmad.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

thanks all friends. Lets pray for Allah to bless his soul.