A junior varsity member of the wrestling team, son, brother, and friend to many, junior Hamid Kakar died in a car wreck in Nevada on Jan. 7. Hamid was only 16. Friends remember him for his kind heart and fun personality. Those who knew him said they never saw him angry and that he liked to make people smile.
“He made everyone laugh,” junior Aisha Jumani said. “There was not one day where he did not make anyone laugh. No one was against him. I know Hamid is in a very special place now.”
Hamid was full of school spirit, unafraid to voice his opinions and proud of his Afghan heritage.
“I used to chill with him at Plano games and he would hold up the signs, or wave the flag, or bring the big horn and that was fun,” Hamid’s wrestling partner junior Olumidae Olusola said. “He was outspoken overall. If he didn’t like something, he would tell you. He was pretty enthusiastic in stuff he believed in. He was friendly to me and got along with everyone, all our teammates. We should remember his presence, how positive it was being around him. You were always a good friend.”
He joined the wrestling team this past fall.
“He always had a warm personality and easy-going attitude that made him well liked by his teammates,” wrestling coach Jay Pryor said. “He will be greatly missed by the Wildcat wrestling family.”
Hamid’s family has asked everyone to keep them in their prayers and thoughts.
“May Allah send him to Jannah,” junior Arham Haroon said.
Hamid’s funeral services will be held at the Islamic Association of North Texas, 840 Abrams Rd Richardson, Texas 75081 this Friday at 1:45 p.m.