The father of a teenager from Bolton who died following a motorbike crash has described his son as 'a pure soul'.
Muhammad Najm-ul-Saqlain Aziz, known to friends and family as Najm, was visiting family in Pakistan when the crash happened on October 31.
The former Bolton Sixth Form College student had been riding on the bike with his cousin when it smashed into a wall in the city of Jhelum.
The pair were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
After being informed of the devastating news, Najm's father, Tariq, caught a flight and kept vigil at his son's bedside.
But despite the best efforts of medical staff, the 19-year-old died on November 13.
A brief inquest into his death on Friday heard he had suffered a cardiac arrest as a result of the 'severe traumatic brain injuries' he had suffered.
Paying tribute to his son, Mr Aziz described him as 'a young man full of joy and happiness'.
He added: "So many people loved him.
"There was just something about him. He was always smiling, always laughing, always full of life.
"He never had a bad word to say about anyone.
"I didn't realise how many friends Najm had, but after the accident there was a overwhelming outpour of emotion for him."
A talented footballer and Liverpool fan, Najm had hoped to study at university after completing his college studies in the summer.
First, though, he had decided to take a year out and was giving up his free time to help feed homeless people in Manchester on a weekend.
"He used to love doing that," said Mr Aziz.
"He got involved over the last two or three years. I don't know if he knew he only had a short lifespan, but he was just a caring person.
"You would be driving around town and there would be a homeless person and he would run over to them and ask what they wanted. That was the kind of person he was.
"He said he wanted to start a business for himself, but he also wanted to help people.
"After he started the voluntary work, he would say there were a lot of people in this world less fortunate than him and he wanted to help them."
Najm, of Gladstone Road, Farnworth, had travelled to Pakistan with his mother and uncle on October 24.
They had been due to return on November 12.
Speaking about the moment he found out what had happened, Mr Aziz said: "You just have this gut feeling. The doctors asked us to come over and no one tells you to do that if it's not serious."
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Now, in a bid to continue Najm's legacy, his family are funding several projects to help disadvantaged groups and individuals.
A fundraising page set up in the aftermath of his death has raised more than £3,000.
A donation has already been sent to a medical camp in Pakistan, and the family are hoping to get involved in further projects over the coming months.
"It's a way of closure for us because it's something he would have enjoyed doing," said Mr Aziz.
"We want to have a look at helping orphanages because he loved children.
"The response so far has just been overwhelming. We have had so much interest from people wanting to help."
Following his death, the former Little Lever High School's body was brought back home to Bolton.
Hundreds of people turned out to his funeral and Mr Aziz says a 'big hole' has been left in many people's lives, including his.
"Najm wasn't just a son," he said. "He was my best mate."
"We spent 19 wonderful years together, but maybe God decided this is his time.
"I believe he was a pure soul and he's gone to a better place.
"We will never forget him."
To donate to the family's campaign, visit www.gofundme.com/f/najms-projects-to-help-the-disadvantaged .
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