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Thousands pack funeral of outstanding schoolboy Nadvee

PUBLISHED: 19:25 21 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:58 05 October 2010

Nadvee... mum and grandma tried to revive him

Nadvee... mum and grandma tried to revive him

MORE than 2,000 mourners packed the East London funeral service for outstanding schoolboy Nadvee Ullah who died a few hours before he was due to sit his Physics GCSE exam. Mystery surrounds the death of the 15-year-old who died after waking up struggling to breathe as his mum and grandma tried to resusitate him at the family home on the Isle of Dogs

By Gemma Collins

MORE than 2,000 mourners packed the East London funeral service for outstanding schoolboy Mohammed Ullah who died a few hours before he was due to sit his Physics GCSE exam.

Mystery surrounds the death of 15-year-old Mohammed, known as Nadvee to his family and school friends, who died after waking up at home struggling to breathe.

He was taken to hospital after his mum and grandma tried desperately to resuscitate him at the family home at Stewart Street in Millwall, on the Isle of Dogs.

But he died later in intensive care at the Royal London in Whitechapel.

Mourners packed the huge East London Mosque for his funeral last Thursday (Jan 15), before the burial at Hainault Muslim cemetery.

“My heart is breaking—I am in shock,” said his grandma Sarwari Rahim who was staying with the family the morning he died.

“I was in the next room and could hear him gasping for breath. My daughter shook him but he couldn’t talk.

“Then he wasn’t awake anymore. My daughter gave him mouth-to-mouth as I pressed on his chest.”

The Year-10 pupil was taking his GCSE a year early at George Green’s Secondary on the Isle of Dogs. He wasn’t due to sit his GCSEs until next year, but already had three under his belt.

Nadvee dreamt of becoming a doctor. His uncle, Tower Hamlets councillor Ahmed Hussain, described him as a “very gifted and talented student” who won a string of maths and science competitions for his school which held a special assembly for him.

Head teacher Kenny Frederick said: “He was an excellent student who was an enthusiastic and eager to do well and to make the most of his talents.

“He was a kind and thoughtful young man who was well-liked and respected by all who knew him.”

A web page on the interactive site Facebook has been set up in memory of Nadvee Ullah.


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