Kuldeep Singh had his whole world in front of him.
The 28-year-old taxi driver was expecting his first child and his family’s first grandchild.
He started his usual shift on Thursday two hours later so he could shop for baby supplies with his family.
Mr Singh’s grief-stricken family spoke of their loss yesterday in an emotional interview because they wanted the public to know their story.
His younger sister Parwinder Kaur said her hard-working brother had been looking forward to raising his new family in Perth.
“He came to Australia for a better future,” she said.
“He wanted to buy a house and a taxi next year.”
Mr Singh arrived in Melbourne on a student visa in 2006 and moved to Perth three years later after being granted permanent residency.
He had been supporting his family in India throughout his time in Australia and had always been the breadwinner for his wife Harpreet.
He had been working night shift and driving seven nights a week for two years.
He married in India last year and his wife arrived in Perth in March.
The family’s future is now in the balance. “We don’t have anyone here to support us,” Ms Kaur said.
“My visa expires on October 23 and I don’t know how Harpreet will cope on her own.”