Asad Jung: Defying Disability, Embracing Life's Journey

Category: Life & Society Topics: Obituary Values: Resilience Views: 1379

Karachi, Pakistan - Asad Jung, son of Mr. & Mrs. Azizullah Jung & Bano Begum and grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Major General Akbar Khan and Qudsia Begum and Mr. & Mrs. Masudullah Jung and Suliman Begum passed away on May 18, 2023, at the age of 53. His ancestors included Moulvi Samiullah Khan (1834 - 1908), who was co-founder of Aligarh University, and Agha Mirza Beg Khan (Sarwar-ul-Mulk) (b. 1848), who was the teacher of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Asad was born in Karachi and diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age. Despite battling disability throughout his life, Asad inspired countless individuals with his unwavering spirit and determination.

He came to the United States to study at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He graduated in the class of 1992 with an honors degree in business administration and a minor in mass communications.  His creative side took him to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to study film and television. He made Southern California his home after graduation. His indomitable spirit recently led him to buy a beautiful condo in Marina Del Rey, where he aspired to dedicate himself to writing and pursuing his diverse interests.

Asad refused to let his disability define him. Instead, he embraced life with passion and used his talents to live a life of creativity. Asad's creative genius shone through his contributions to Pakistani dramas.  He was an award-winning writer, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

Asad's love for exploration and adventure knew no bounds. He ventured across the United States and visited many countries, defying severe limitations.  His travel required special assistance as he was wheelchair bound with limited physical mobility.

In March 2023, Asad returned to visit his ancestral home in Karachi, reconnecting with his roots and cherishing precious moments with his beloved family. From there, Asad embarked on a sacred pilgrimage to Madinah and Makkah to perform Umrah, demonstrating his deep spirituality and devotion to his faith.  Two days after his return from Makkah, he was hospitalized at Agha Khan Hospital in Karachi, where he was tested positive for Covid-19 and passed away due to pneumonia.

Asad's compassion and thoughtfulness were evident in every aspect of his life. Despite his physical challenges, he remained a pillar of strength and support for his three elder sisters, Naima, Tayaba, Aliya, and his brother Sami. His unwavering commitment to family and his determination to help them exemplified his selfless nature.  His travels, despite his muscular dystrophy handicaps, were an inspiration for others.

Acknowledgment is extended to Naveed, a young man from a small village in Pakistan, who dedicated himself as Asad's caretaker during his final years. Naveed's unwavering support and companionship were instrumental in allowing Asad to live a fulfilling life and pursue his dreams.

Asad Jung leaves a legacy of courage, resilience, and creativity that will continue to inspire his family and friends.

He has departed from this world, but his remarkable spirit will forever live on in the hearts and minds of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Oh Allah, welcome Asad with peace and place him among Your righteous servants.


Asad was a generous supporter of IslamiCity.

  Category: Life & Society
  Topics: Obituary  Values: Resilience
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