The reason Suleman Dawood accompanied his father on the Titan submarine
Suleman Dawood, the nineteen-year-old son of Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood was among those who died on the Titan while visiting the Titanic.
It is a heartbreaking fact that among the Titanic passengers, was nineteen-year-old Suleman Dawood, who had accompanied his father, Shahzada Dawood, on the ill-fated voyage despite being hesitant about it. It is doubtful that Shahzada Dawood was aware of the grave dangers involved in diving to such depths in an inadequately safe vessel, given his role as a parent. Regrettably, both the father and son have passed away, leaving behind their beloved wife and mother, Christine Dawood, as well as their daughter and sister, Alina.
The family of the father-son duo speaks out
After the deaths of the five members of the crew were announced, Suleman’s aunt and Shahzada’s brother, Azmeh Dawood, spoke with SkyNews. Azmeh shared the reasons behind the father-son duo’s decision to embark on the trip. It was primarily driven by her brother’s lifelong fascination with the Titanic. Azmeh mentioned that upon learning about the OceanGate trip, he willingly paid $500,000 for the tickets to visit the site of the wreckage. It appears that Azmeh and Suleman had a close relationship and that her nephew had expressed fears about the trip before they departed.
The father-son duo took the trip to celebrate Father’s Day
Suleman’s aunt shared that in the lead-up to the trip, he “had a sense that this was not okay” but agreed to complete the voyage with his father as a “bonding experience.”
“Suleman had a sense that this was not okay and he was not very comfortable about doing it,” said Azmeh holding back tears. His aunt, a person who had known the young man his entire life, finds solace in the fact that most experts believe that the crew died immediately and that he did not suffer mentally or physically when the vessel imploded.
Suleman’s mother contradicts aunt
As this story from the family member gathered pace around the media, the wife and mother of the father and boy felt the need to come out and clarify the situation. During an interview with the BBC, Christine explained why her son went along, taking her seat in the process.