high-flying British lawyer has been named as the father killed alongside his son after his family were caught in a deadly landslide while holidaying in Australia.
Mehraab Nazir, 49, and his nine-year-old son were killed when they were hit by falling rocks while hiking along a popular walking track at Wentworth Falls on Monday.
His wife, Ana, is in a critical condition in hospital. Their 14-year-old son has undergone surgery and is in a stable condition, while their 15-year-old daughter remains under observation, police said.
The teenage girl was called a “hero” after she managed to alert authorities to the horror landslide before making a harrowing 90-minute hike to safety.
It’s understood the distraught teen told an emergency operator: “I don’t know where we are”.
The family moved to Singapore from London 10 years ago where Mr Nazir became a partner at top advisory firm Watson Farley and Williams.
His firm said he was a “dear friend and colleague” adding they would be “remembering and honouring” him.
The University of Exeter graduate was recognised for his “strong experience” by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 in 2013.
A member of the Zoroastrian community – of which the Nazir family were a part of – told Daily Mail Australia they are in mourning.
“While we all still come to terms with this immense tragedy, the outpour and generosity of our community is very heart-warming,” a spokeswoman said.
“The surviving children have been united with their Godmother which is very comforting.”