Family of Aqeel Akhtar pay tribute following serious collision
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On Saturday 28 January at around 9pm Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of a road traffic collision between three vehicles on Halliwell Road, Bolton.
Aqeel sadly passed away from his injuries a short time later in hospital.
Paying tribute to him, the family said:
"Our father was a respectful, god-fearing family man. He spent his life devoted to his religion, family, and community. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
"Over the years, he has established charities supporting the local community in Bolton and across the world. He always had a passion to help those who are less fortunate, orphans, and widows. One of his last acts was to establish a new charity, Humanity World, which his friends and family endeavour to work upon.
"In terms of his religious work, he ran Radio Ramadan for a number of years and more recently took on segments at Salaam BCR. He worked closely with local places of worship and religious organisations, winning multiple awards for his community work. He has led many pilgrims to perform Hajj and Umrah as a group leader.
"His impact is widely felt across the local and international community today. He was a well loved individual who will be sorely missed by many.
"As a family, we ask for this time to grieve our loss, be together, and remember his legacy and loving memories."
Aqeel’s family have asked for continued privacy while they grieve for their loss.