Au revoir Bilal

It is extremely saddening to learn about the tragic demise of our near and dear friend Bilal Shams. According to Brunei Times, he drowned while swimming.

He did his Engineering from NUST, Masters from UBO, Brest France and PhD from the University of Cergy-Pontoise in collaboration with STMicroelectronics. After his PhD, he served at Kohat University and had recently come to Brunei Darussalam for professional services.

Life is like a bubble, very fragile but we could never have imagined that someone so full of life and vigor could leave us that easily. His jokes, laughter, comments will keep ringing in our ears. Those we love don''t go away. They are with us every day. Though unseen and unheard, they always remain near and dear.

Bilal! There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts because you are a friend of our hearts.

Shahkar, and all your ETIS friends