The aunt of the youngest victim aboard the Titan submersible said that her nephew was terrified prior to the trip, and joined in part to impress his father, who was also aboard.
Azmeh Dawood, the sister of passenger and Pakistani millionaire Shahzada Dawood, said that she spoke to Suleman, her nephew before the vessel departed. Suleman was “terrified,” she told NBC News, but went on the trip with his father to bond with him over Father’s Day weekend.
Azmeh told NBC News that Suleman “wasn’t very up for it,” prior to the trip. But her brother Shahzada Dawood was obsessed with the Titanic since his childhood.