A PERMANENT memorial will be built to commemorate the life of slain bus driver Manmeet Sharma

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A permanent memorial will be built in honour of Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Alisher following his horrific murder on Friday.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk discussed the plans yesterday at a private meeting with the bus driver’s brother Amit Sharma who had travelled from India to retrieve his sibling’s body.

Cr Quirk conveyed his support for Mr Sharma’s family and insisted there was no evidence to suggest the attack was racially ­motivated.

The devastated brother also reportedly met with hero taxi driver Aguek Nyok, who helped free the passengers trapped on board the burning bus.

Hundreds of people packed the Brisbane Sikh temple on Monday night to commemorate the life of Mr Alisher.

The 29-year-old died last Friday after being set on fire with an accelerant at a Moorooka bus stop.

Members of Queensland’s Indian community were joined at the service by police officers as well as government and council officials.

Community elders told the service of Mr Alisher’s love for Brisbane and his friends.

manmeet-alisher“He was such an honest person, hardworking and always willing to help the community,” one of them said.

“Wherever we need, he’s there.”

The memorial featured traditional songs and prayer.

Amit Alisher, Manmeet’s brother, was among the mourners but was too emotional to speak at the service.

On his behalf, a family friend thanked the Brisbane community for their support.c

“He was such an honest person, hardworking and always willing to help the community,” one of them said.

“Wherever we need, he’s there.”

The memorial featured traditional songs and prayer.

Amit Alisher, Manmeet’s brother, was among the mourners but was too emotional to speak at the service.

On his behalf, a family friend thanked the Brisbane community for their support.