The family of the Sheffield student murdered in broad daylight said today he was their ‘shining star’.
Mubarak Ali, 23, of Headford Grove, Broomhall, was stabbed to death in Crowther Place on Friday
Today his family said they were devastated by their loss and urged on anyone with information to come forward.
A statement said: “Words cannot express our sense of loss. He was our shining star who had the gift of lighting up a room just with his smile.
“Every single young boy in this community looked up to him; he had just finished his degree and now will not get the opportunity to attend his graduation.
“He was a loved and cherished young man and very well respected. He was a loving son, grandson and nephew and a wonderful brother.”
A 24-year-old man arrested over the killing has been bailed pending further police enquiries.
n Call South Yorkshire Police 0114 2202020 and quote incident number 520 of September 30, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.