MH370: Touching birthday tribute to chief steward

PETALING JAYA - "I remember very well, the moments we had on your last birthday," wrote Maira Elizabeth Nari in her tribute to her father, who was the chief steward of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Maira posted the tribute on her Instagram account to Andrew Nari on Saturday, who was to have turned 50, with a picture of him playing in the snow.

"That happy laughing face of yours, happy birthday daddy! You have reached 50 years of age and in another two weeks, it will be one year since MH370 went missing.

"I remember the last few moments before mom and Malcolm sent you off to the airport," she wrote.

She added that the family had planned a big celebration for his 50th birthday celebration.

"You are not here, today, we are going to church to celebrate your birthday, and you are always in our minds and our hearts.

"You are at home, safe and sound with the creator, dead or alive, it hurts … to feel or think this way."

"We miss you terribly and we love you always, you are the best husband to mom and the best dad for Malcolm and I, happy 50th birthday daddy," she added.

Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board.

The plane is believed to have ended its journey in the southern Indian Ocean.

Flight MH370 has been officially declared as an accident.