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Bereaved Nazlin Umar eulogizes ex-husband

Nazlin Umar has paid a glowing tribute to her late ex-husband Mohammed Haroon Khan who succumbed to cancer on Thursday.

Nazlin, who had presidential ambitions in the August 8 general election, took to Facebook to share her memories with the father of her four children narrating how she took care of him in his last days ensuring he accessed the best healthcare.

The the one-time presidential candidate stated that she and her former husband went through a divorce that was not bitter and they remained friends until his death.

“We have proven for our communities and set the best example that the aftermath of divorce need not be bitter and we must have the strength to change that to peace… that even as we move on we should and must have compassion and prioritise our children and their stability above all else. May Allah be witness to this,” Nazlin wrote.

Nazlin, who has four children and a son in-law, narrated how her ex-husband passed on as their children watched.


“From India since March we had prayed that Allah extend your life at least to this Holy month of Ramadhan, then we prayed that Allah bless you with Thursday evening – Jummah and Allah listened to all our prayers. You embraced your ending with peace and passed on in my presence and all our four kids, Najdas husband as we recited Surah Yasseen. MashaAllah,” she wrote.

She went on to narrate how her late ex-husband was there for her in life.

“I’m honored and grateful Haroon that once upon a time you sheltered me when my life took a wrong turn and thereafter time and again… throughout your life since our separation Allah has tested me and given me the great gift and strength of being there for you in your many dark hours, sheltered you and cared for you when life became stormy, again and again and again, I was there for you full force. I’m honored and feel content knowing I left no stone unturned. I raised our four amazing blessed children to live and respect both their parents and all elders, family, relatives and the whole world… no matter what,” wrote Nazlin.

Nazlin once sued a tycoon Madatali Chatur seeking over Sh200million payment stating that she got married to him under Islamic Sharia Law in 2010 and he had promised to pay Sh200 million as dowry and a Mercedes Benz yet he abandoned her after the marriage.

The businessman who owns New Muthaiga Shopping Mall and Diamond Plaza denied ever marrying Nazlin stating that the claims of dowry and gifts were false and that she was out to malign him.