Suleman Dawood (2004-2023) was a British-Pakistani business university student. He was the son of British-Pakistani multi-millionaire businessman Shahzada Dawood. Suleman made headlines in the 2023 Titan submersible incident, a tourist expedition in which the Titan submersible carrying five passengers, including Suleman and his father, Shahzada, disappeared in the North Atlantic Ocean while it was on its way to view the wreckage of the Titanic on 18 June 2023. All five passengers were confirmed dead after a debris field was found on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean on 22 June 2023.
Suleman Dawood was born in 2004 (age 19 years; at the time of death), and he hailed from Surbiton, South West London, England. He had just completed his first year in a business course at the Strathclyde Business School, affiliated with the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland when he died in the 2023 Titan submersible incident. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow He completed his schooling at ACS International School Cobham in Surrey, England.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Suleman Dawood’s father, Shahzada Dawood, was a British-Pakistani multi-millionaire businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He died along with Suleman in the 2023 Titan submersible incident. His mother, Christine Dawood, entrepreneur, organisational psychologist, and executive coach. She is a Member Board of Trustees at The Dawood Foundation. Suleman’s sister’s name is Alina Dawood.
Wife & Children
He is unmarried.
His great-grandfather, Ahmed Dawood, was a Pakistani industrialist and a philanthropist.
Suleman’s grandfather, Hussain Dawood, is a Pakistani businessman, investor, educationalist, and philanthropist. His grandmother’s name is Kulsum Dawood.
His paternal aunt Sabrina Dawood is a Pakistani philanthropist and educational activist who promotes inclusive education and informal learning. She is the trustee and executive of The Dawood Foundation (TDF). His paternal uncle Abdul Samad Dawood serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Dawood Hercules Corporation.
On 18 June 2023, the Titan submersible operated by OceanGate Expeditions went missing in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The submersible carried five people, Suleman, his father Shahzada Dawood, Hamish Harding, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, and Stockton Rush. Titan was set to show passengers the Titanic shipwreck up close, but communication was lost with the vessel just under two hours into its journey. The popular British passenger liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg. Passengers had paid $250,000 for the trip which was supposed to venture close to 13,123 feet deep into the ocean. The craft’s breathable air supply was expected to be exhausted by the morning of 22 June 2023. The Guardian On the same day, the passengers were confirmed dead after a debris field was found on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, a couple of hundred metres from the wreckage of the Titanic. The Independent OceanGate believed that the passengers died in a “catastrophic implosion” and released a statement shortly after the debris field was found, which read,
We now believe that our CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, have sadly been lost. These men were true explorers who shared a distinct spirit of adventure, and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans. Our hearts are with these five souls and every member of their families during this tragic time. We grieve the loss of life and the joy they brought to everyone they knew.”
- His family members described him as a “big fan of science fiction literature and learning new things.” They also revealed that he had an interest in Rubik’s cubes and playing volleyball.
- Reportedly, his father, Shahzada Dawood, had an estimated net worth of USD 136.73 million in 2023.