Farhaj was a husband to Insha Aziz and a father of two young children, a 3 year old daughter and a 7 month old son. When he left his home that Friday morning, on the 15th of March, his family had no clue it would be the last time they would see him alive. When his wife was told of his death, she refused to believe it. He arrived from Hyderabad, India nine years ago as a software engineer. He earned his masters from Auckland University before settling in Christchurch. He was 30 years old. He leaves behind parents in India.