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Published: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 11:35:54 AM

My son will live forever, says dad

Tribute ceremony: Prayers being conducted for Akshaaye who was hit by a car while in Sydney.

Tribute ceremony: Prayers being conducted for Akshaaye who was hit by a car while in Sydney.

IPOH: His son may have died in an accident in Australia but to grieving father Dr B. Revin, six-year-old Akshaaye Zi Revin will live forever.

Fighting to hold back his tears, Dr Revin said Akshaaye means immortal or imperishable and that his son would never be forgotten.

“To us, Akshaaye means love. And all of us here will take that part of your unconditional love with us,” he said.

Akshaaye Zi Revin

Akshaaye was hit by a car outside Carlingford Public School in Sydney last Wednesday while accompanying his mother who was walking his two cousins – Zoe and Ellie Stephen, aged six and four – to school.

Along the way he had switched sides with his mother and took the brunt of the crash.

“You’re like a superhero of superheroes. You saved your mummy,” said Dr Revin during a special tribute ceremony for him at their home in Meru Heights.

In her tribute, Akshaaye’s mother Ong Fung Yin said family and friends would remember him and carry with them the memory of Akshaaye in their hearts.

“You will always be remembered for bringing people together,” she added.

At a loss: Dr Revin hugging Ong during the tribute ceremony for Akshaaye.

She also expressed her gratitude to the Australian High Commission, paramedics, doctors and social workers in Sydney for their assistance.

Dr Revin’s elder brother, B. Surendranath, said his nephew was nothing but a bundle of joy.

“He was always happy, cheeky and fun. He is an angel and will always be around us,” said the 56-year-old.

Akshaaye’s body was later brought to the Paradise Memorial Park in Bukit Kinding, near Tanjung Rambutan, for cremation.

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