Mum tells of Romeo and Juliet love story after couple killed in Solihull Mercedes crash – Birmingham Live

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The mum of a husband killed with his wife in an horrific crash has spoken for the first time of their “Romeo and Juliet” love story.

Meesha Afzal, 22, and Kyle Khan, 26, were back seat passengers in a Mercedes A200 driven by their friend, which crashed into a wall on Warwick Road, Solihull.

The pair, from Sparkhill, who were wearing seatbelts, suffered multiple injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene on December 13, 2020.

Now Kyle’s mum Roshni Sajida Yousaf, 51, has spoken for the first time since the tragedy and given a heartbreaking tribute to the pair, described by many as the ‘beautiful couple’.

“They were loved up in anyone’s company and in death they were Romeo and Juliet of this century,” Roshni, from Sparkhill, told BirminghamLive.

Kyle Khan and Meesha Afzal who tragically died in a car crash on December 13, 2020
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“Kyle and Meesha were my life and they live on in Aleah (Roshni’s daughter). It breaks my heart that I’ve lost two children as she (Meesha) was my daughter too.

“I am so grateful to the emergency services that tried to save them and their efforts failed. They would be looking down at me from heaven smiling to say ‘do not mourn us – we’re happy together in death too’.

“My fallen angels Kyle and Meesha were soul mates. Gone but never will be forgotten, forever in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.”

The couple’s funeral was held at the Sparkbrook Masjid and Islamic Centre, in Anderton Road, on December 21. They were later buried together at Kings Norton Cemetery on December 23.

Recalling their love story, mum-of-two Roshni said: “My life will never be the same, they were such a blessing.

“It gives me a very warm feeling and smile as Meesha and Kyle wanted each other while they were friends – she was 16, he was 20.

“She said she would sit with love hearts in her eyes like a love sick puppy and he would respect and (give her) friend zone hugs.

“But he went off to Australia and New Zealand for a year. After I become seriously ill he came back to look after me and Aleah.

“They didn’t message each other until a year-and-a-half later on social media. She said she used to follow him on social media as she was dying to marry him.

“(She said): ‘The first time I laid eyes on him I said wow he’s not only good looking, he’s such a polite gentleman’. She said he was funny, cheeky and a prankster.

Scores of tributes have poured in for the beautiful couple

“I was heartbroken when he left for Australia and the thought he could meet someone else – but she said she always knew she was going to be his wife.

“When they rekindled their friendship and met a month before their wedding they knew it was love.”

Meesha, a carer, and Kyle, a courier driver, surprised Roshni during a trip to visit family in Sheffield and gave her just 24 hours notice ahead of their wedding day in Birmingham on July 28, 2017.

“He (Kyle) sat next to me on the bed and held my hand,” said Roshni.

“He said: ‘Mum I’m getting married.’ I said to whom? A voice from back of the crowd as Meesha walked towards me said: ‘It’s me mum’.

“I saw this beautiful glamorous girl with Asian clothes on, make-up, looking like a doll. As she walked towards me I and leaned over for a kiss.

“She sat on the floor with my hand in hers, rubbing my hand, melting me.

“They both said together they wanted a Halal marriage. I was pleased with them as they were not religious but kept their fasts and did pray at times.

Meesha, Kyle and his mum Roshni Sajida Yousaf
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“I said: ‘OK I’ll give you my blessings but when are you planning to get married?’ To my horror they said it was booked for the Friday.

“I said: ‘No you can’t. I’ve always wanted a massive glamorous wedding – we’ve a massive family’.

“He said: ‘Nope, we want a simple Islamic Nikkah. I don’t want a glamorous wedding. I just want us to be together, we don’t want to waste money for entertainment of others.’

“I had no choice but accept their choice.”

Roshni said the couple, Aleah, 19, and other relatives helped organise the 200-guest wedding at the Shahi Masala restaurant in Ward End.

Kyle and Meesha with Kyle’s sister Aleah Khan

“It was the funniest, happiest wedding booked in 24-hours,” she said.

“He bought three outfits for himself, Meesha and Aleah, two rings, booked a restaurant and invited his grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.

“On the day of wedding he was the most shy groom, red-faced and running for his haircut, laughing with those who were teasing him.

“The 200 people who were all family only. The wedding went so well. They were the happiest couple I’ve ever seen.

“Loving, caring, generous, humble, words cannot explain how beautiful they were in personality, looks and attitude towards others.

“I’m a proud mother of two young people who left a mark in others’ lives. They were charitable and cared for those who were vulnerable, needy and homeless.”

The final resting place for Meesha and Kyle at Kings Norton Cemetery
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Roshni said she was a “proud mum of two angels that are together forever”.

“I’m glad to have had him for 26 years and five months and then I can’t thank Kyle enough for bringing Meesha into my life – they were like two peas in a pod,” said Roshni.

“She was beautiful – with the same attributes as Kyles – and I gained another child through marriage.

“They were too young to die. They always wanted children and they planned to have a family from the start – it wasn’t meant to be. They loved kids and played with them. They were compassionate, happy, smiling.

“After their death so many lives and hearts were touched. Aleah and I will continue without them as they are still with us and that’s what their plans were for their future.”

West Midlands Police said the driver of the crashed Mercedes – a man in his 20s – who was seriously hurt in the crash had been discharged from hospital. No arrests had been made, the force added.

 

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