Dozens of messages remembering Asghar Badshah have flooded in to a book of condolence set up in memory of Asghar Badshah. 

He has been described as "one of the nicest, humblest lads you could meet", "a rare diamond" and "a gentle and lovely guy to be around" by friends who have paid their respects on the page on the Telegraph & Argus website.

People have shared personal stories and photographs of Mr Badshah - also known as Oscar - in their moving tributes. 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Picture contributed by Rachael NassurPicture contributed by Rachael Nassur

One contributor said: "I’m pretty lost for words right now. All I can really say is I will remember the good times we had together playing on your arcade machines in your cellar and generally just having a good time with you and having such a laugh. You will be missed brother. Rest in peace. May Allah grant you the highest place in Jannat."

Read all the Book of Condolence entries here

Colleague Sarah Korkmaz shared her memories of the 39-year-old bus driver, saying: "We met at bus training school last February. What a top bloke. He introduced himself as soon as we walked in the canteen, and a few days later brought food for us all. Everyone at work is talking about you and how much you are missed. RIP Oscar."

"Never a dull moment with you around, old pal. Gutted right now and lost for words. I’ll never forget the laughs we had together," said Michael Walsworth.


Raja Shuaib Hussain said: "Our Oscar was a very charismatic lad, different in many ways but perfect in his own. Loved by everyone, hated by none. RIP till we meet again brother. Still can’t believe you have gone."

Mr Badshah had been reported missing on December 4, and his body was discovered last weekend in a police raid on a former bank premises in Batley town centre

Two men aged 27 and 30, and a 41-year-old woman were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Both men have since been released under investigation and the woman is on bail pending further enquiries.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Picture contributed by K A KazmiPicture contributed by K A Kazmi

Many friends have described Mr Badshah's sense of fun and generosity.

"Amazing person so full of life. Always had a smile on his face and bought so much joy to so many people. Oscar will be missed forever and will always be in our hearts," said Jemma Bunney.

Another friend added: "Oscar your smile always lit the room up. Going to miss you my brother. The people in Pakistan still remember your generosity toward the kids buying them fast food and sweets. You will be remembered forever. May Allah give you a high place in Janath."

"A captain. A leader. A true legend. RIP Oscar Fly high till we meet again", said K A Kazmi

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Picture contributed by Lee McKnightPicture contributed by Lee McKnight

Book of Condolence: Asghar Badshah

Tributes and messages of condolence for Asghar Badshah

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