For the eternal Memories
of Dr. Jasim Uddin Ahmed
At the biginning of the year 2011, I received sad news from Bonn,
He is now sleeping here in Bonn with his Hakoniwa Bonsai.
@υIt is with great sadness that my close friend, Dr.
Jasim Uddin Ahmed from Bangladesh, passed away peacefully in his
sleep on January 7, 2011 in Bonn, Germany. It was on September 17, 2010, when we met last time in Bonn. Jasim was my roommate when
we first met at the dormitory of Herder Institute in Leipzig, East
Germany, in 1972. I learned the method of multi-cultural symbiosis
much from him, a devout Muslim economist, especially after the
collapse of Berliner Wall. He and I once called "TO
OUR CLASSMATES OF THE OCTOBER 1972 GERMAN LANGUAGE CLASS OF THE
HERDER INSTITUTE LEIPZIG !"@
υ Dr. Jasim Uddin Ahmed was once an Assistant Professor of
Bangladesh Agrarian University. But he lived in Bonn, former West
Germany, with his wife Karola after his study in East Germany. We
could meet often in New Germany after 1989 and discussed on the
problems of really existed socialism, Asian economic growth and the
meaning of human beings and religions.
υ He loved Asia and Japan. He made "Hakoniwa"[a miniature]
garden at home. He was a very clever and spiritual person to grasp
the nature and societies.
υ He loved and respected his German wife, Karola. We discussed
together much on the democratic revolution of East Germany 1989.
υOur final meeting in Germany was in September last year. It was
my long dream to invite Jasim and Karola to Japan. But his heart
desease could not allow him to realize our dream. It was very
υ Karola made Sushi when I visited him last time. It was very
colorful and delicious Sushi. Jasim slept eternally three monthes
after our beautiful dinner.