Badru and Kulsum Nanji: Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhaare Bina

An elderly Toronto couple dies within hours of each other but it’s what happened within that time that their family says defies logic. 

By Farah Nasser, Anchor, Global News, Toronto


An elderly couple from Toronto, who spent nearly every moment together, died within hours of each other in a story that their family says is a true tale of eternal love.

Badru and Kulsum Nanji’s children say they were lucky to find love again. Both having been widowed at a young age, Kulsum was pregnant with her second child when her husband died.

She and her two young children fled Uganda in the early 1970s. On a separate flight in the same direction, Badru was on the same path. They met in Canada as refugees and fell in love. In 1978, they got married.

Read more about this incredible love story at the source

Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna Ye Hum Nahin Jaante
I never knew how much I love you

Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhaare Bina
Now I know I cannot live without you…..


Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

2 thoughts

  1. Great account: coincidentally today’s Daily Diamond can serve as a perfect poster for the relationship described above:
    Daily Diamond
    “I firmly believe that the higher experience can to a certain extent be prepared for by absolute devotion in the material world to another human being. Thus from the most worldly point of view and with no comprehension of the higher life of the spirit, the lower, more terrestrial spirit makes us aware that all the treasures of this life, all that fame, wealth and health can bring are nothing beside the happiness which is created and sustained by the love of one human being for another.”
    Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, The Memoirs of the Aga Khan: World Enough and Time, (London: Cassel & Company, 1954)


  2. Whoever chose the above Daily Diamond for February 14th 2019 obviously also has a great sense of timing: Together with Farah Nasser’s heartwarming eternal love story the excerpt from our 48th Imam’s 1954 Memoirs also provides us with a perfect caption for Valentine’s Day!


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