In a tragic turn of events, Syahied Ahmad, a devoted family man and SMRT train captain, met an untimely demise at the age of 29.
Just days before his unfortunate accident, Syahied had penned and recorded a song titled “Lady In Red” as a tribute to his mother, Madam Asmah Adam, according to a report by The Straits Times.
This heartfelt composition, filled with love and gratitude, now remains unreleased, serving as a poignant reminder of Syahied’s musical passion and his impact on those around him.
The Tragic Accident
On January 16, tragedy struck as Syahied was involved in a traffic accident on the Ayer Rajah Expressway while riding his motorcycle to work. The collision, which included a trailer, two cars, and two motorcycles, led to his untimely death. A 29-year-old male car driver was arrested for careless driving causing death.
Upon learning about Syahied’s accident, Akmal rushed to the hospital, only to find that his friend was already gone. The sudden loss left both friends and family in shock, and the pain of not being able to say a final goodbye lingered.
A Devoted Son’s Final Tribute
Syahied Ahmad, the eldest of three children, was not just a skilled SMRT train captain; he was a pillar of emotional support for his mother. The song “Lady In Red” was a testament to his enduring love, and the lyrics resonated with the emotions he wished to express. Unfortunately, Madam Asmah Adam never had the chance to hear her son sing this tribute in person.
Syahied’s interest in music was kindled by his father, Mr. Ahmad Samsudin, who taught him basic guitar chords. This early exposure fueled Syahied’s curiosity, leading him to self-learn various musical instruments, including the keyboard. His musical journey included performances with family members and sharing snippets of his musical talents on TikTok.
Carefree Nature and Zest for Life
Described by his best friend, Akmal Aziz, as someone who loved life and lived it fully, Syahied had plans for a road trip to Malacca after Hari Raya. Akmal reminisces about Syahied’s carefree nature and zest for life, emphasizing how much his friend enjoyed the simple pleasures.
Friends and family remember Syahied not just for his musical talents but for the life lessons he imparted. Akmal recalls how Syahied taught him to relax in tough situations and uphold integrity. The sudden loss led to reflections on unspoken gratitude and love, prompting regrets about not expressing these feelings more often.