Shahzada Dawood was a well-known businessman and devoted philanthropist from Pakistan. He worked assiduously to make a difference in a variety of disciplines, therefore his efforts went beyond the business world. He tragically lost his life with his son Suleman on June 18, 2023, while on a visit to see the Titanic disaster.
Who are Shahzada Dawood and his Son?
Shahzada Dawood was the Vice Chairman of Engro Corporation, one of Pakistan’s leading fertilizer companies, as reported by the BBC.
Dawood’s family relocated to Canada from London approximately a month before Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman, embarked on the Titan submersible expedition. Shahzada Dawood had a keen interest in exploring natural habitats and promoting renewable energies, according to the same source.
In addition to his role at Engro Corporation, Shahzada Dawood is actively involved in managing the telecom and agriculture-focused Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited. He is also associated with the Dawood Foundation, an organization dedicated to enhancing educational access in Pakistan. Currently, Shahzada Dawood’s net worth is undisclosed.
Furthermore, Shahzada Dawood holds a position on the board of trustees at the SETI Institute, located in California. This renowned institution specializes in research related to extraterrestrial life, as per the AP.
He is known for his active participation in the British Asian Trust, a charitable organization initiated by the British Royal Family, according to The Daily Beast.
As for his son, Suleman Dawood, he was a student in London and exhibits a profound passion for science fiction literature and a thirst for knowledge. Suleman Dawood is described as a dedicated volleyball enthusiast who thoroughly enjoys learning and expanding his horizons, as reported by the BBC.
What was the Cause of Shahzada Dawood’s son Suleman’s Death?
Dawood traveled to Canada for a month with his family after leaving their home in London. Shahzada, who has a long-standing love of science and adventure, decided to take his wife on a trip to the Titan submarine during the Father’s Day weekend to see the Titanic’s ruins. Suleman, their 19-year-old son, was excited to go on the trip, so his wife graciously gave his wife’s ticket to him.
Tragically, after diving for around an hour and 45 minutes, the Titan submarine lost communication with the MV Polar Prince. On June 22, 2023, the United States Coast Guard confirmed the discovery of debris about 1,600 feet (500 meters) from the Titanic’s bow.
All of the passengers on board the Titan, including Shahzada Dawood, his son Suleman, Hamish Harding, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, sadly died instantly.