TRIBUTES have poured in for a ‘humble and great man’ who died in a road tragedy after a van rolled backwards in Keighley.

The victim has been named locally as Rajasab Shan, known as Teera, and is understood to have lived in the Stockbridge area of Keighley.

Rajasab Shan was one of the owners of Shan Supermarket in Keighley, which he owned with his brothers.

A police statement was released on Monday evening, confirming the death of a 51-year-old man after a serious collision with a Mercedes Sprinter Van on Marley Street, Keighley.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics but died.

The police statement said: “Officers were called shortly after midday on Monday (March 13) to Marley Street, Keighley, to a report of a serious collision involving a 51-year-old pedestrian and a Mercedes Sprinter van. 

“It is understood that the van had rolled backwards and collided with him.

“He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. 

“His family are aware and are being supported by specially trained officers.”

The Telegraph & Argus contacted the family of Rajasab, however, they were still trying to comprehend the situation and were not in a place to pay tribute to him, yet.

Rajasab Shan’s neighbour said: “He was a dear friend and neighbour of 44 years, kind hardworking and a real family man.”

In a book of condolence opened by the Telegraph & Argus, friends and locals paid tribute to the ‘angelic soul’.

A school friend said: “Went to school with Rajasab in the ’70s and 80s spent a lot of time hanging around together but sadly didn’t see much of him after school other than the few times I bumped into him in his supermarket. Very sad to hear he has died and send my condolences to his family.”

His family’s business in Keighley was very prominent with many people offering their condolences to the family.

A colleague, Mohammed Zahir, said: "Very humble and a great man will be missed a lot worked with him for 10 years and was a true diamond."

Mohammed Kalim said: “A lovely angelic soul. Rest in peace mate.”

Another said: "A very nice humble man taught me plenty of things, always made me laugh, gave me some really good life advice, rest in peace uncle you will not be forgotten 💔🤲🏼🥺"

On social media, Christine Kearsley, said: “So sad RIP. My thoughts are with the family and friends.”

The funeral date is yet to be confirmed according to the community group, Janaza Announcements.