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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.

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(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on June 21, 2023 shows Titan submersible passengers (L-R, top to bottom) Hamish Harding, in an image courtesy of Dirty Dozen Productions, ahead of the 4am start of the RMS Titanic Expedition Mission 5 on June 18, 2023. A portrait courtesy of OceanGate Expeditions of their CEO and founder Stockton Rush. A May 31, 2013, file photo of Paul-Henri Nargeolet, director of a deep ocean research project dedicated to the Titanic, in Paris. An
undated image courtesy of the Dawood Hercules Corporation released on June 20, 2023, of Suleman Dawood and his father Shahzada Dawood, vice-chairman of Karachi-headquartered conglomerate Engro.. Rescuers searching for the Titan near the wreck of the Titanic have detected "underwater noises" in the search area, the US Coast Guard said June 21, 2023, with the five on board estimated to have less than 24 hours of oxygen left. (Photo by Jo�l SAGET and Handout / various sources / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Dirty Dozen Productions / HANDOUT " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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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 young Suleman was described by his friends from university as a “support and emphatic friend,” and like his father, he loved science fiction.

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.