Programme for the crematorium service

Naseeb Singh Chuhan



Arrival music ‘Patience’ by Nas & Damian Marley
from the album ‘Distant Relatives’ (2010). In his late teens this became a favourite album of Naseeb’s, he loved the vibe and connected with the conscious lyrics which are worth reading.  [ lyrics HERE ]

Introduction and Welcome
Alexandra McGowan, Funeral Celebrant

About Naseeb and his life
Kuljit and Balwant, Naseeb’s parents
Including poem ‘Do Not Weep’ by Su Andi.

Tributes from Leo and Ekundayo
Naseeb’s long-standing close friends

Instrumental Improvisation for Naseeb
Based on ‘My Favourite Things’ performed by Helen Pillinger

Kirtan Sohila The song of the merging of the Soul with the Infinite, full of surrender and deep love [ translation HERE ]
Urdas Sikh Prayer
Recited by Giani Amrik Singh Rathaur

Final parting wishes for Naseeb
Mourners invited to stand to pay their last respects
Music ‘Blossom’ by James Taylor
Naseeb loved this when he was a child and used to sing it with his Papa playing along on the guitar.

Leaving music ‘Clair De Lune’ by Kamasi Washington
From the album ‘The Epic’ (2015), a complex and vibrant album which Naseeb introduced us to earlier this year.  This was his favourite track.

Do Not Weep

Place me in your memory
do not linger on me
wasting days hoping on my return
I will not come here again
Do not silence my name
Speak of me
when friends gather
and family ties times of love

Make me everlasting
In the spirit of your being
For through all the days of living
I lived better with your love
Don’t martyr me
or angel me
of my bad points
don’t be hard on me
But wipe your tears
and weep no more for me
when death is done
my survival is in your memory

A poem by Su Andi

You are all invited to the Social Gathering 4pm-9pm with music, memories, poetry and food (served at 6pm) at the Longford Suite, Longford Park Stadium, Ryebank Road, Manchester M21 9TA. There is a car park with enough spaces.  Make sure you arrive via the Ryebank Road entrance to the park.


Blossom, smile some sunshine down my way
lately, I’ve been lonesome,
Blossom, it’s been much too long a day,
seems my dreams have frozen,
melt my cares away.

Send the sunshine down my way whenever you call my name,
I know what you mean to say to me, it’s all the same.

Blossom, there’s any empty road behind,
sits you down beside me.
Blossom, there’s a sweet dream on my mind,
there’s a song inside me,
take these chains away.

Send the sunshine down my way whenever you call my name,
I know what you mean to say to me, it’s all the same.

Blossom, smile some sunshine down my way.

(lyrics from ‘Blossom’ by James Taylor)

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