Srinagar, Nov 20 (GNS): Noted journalist and senior editor of Greater Kashmir Mudassir Ali passed away on Friday. The news was received with shock across the journalist fraternity. GNS condoles the untimely demise and expresses solidarity with the bereaved family. May Almighty Allah rest his soul in peace.
The untimely demise has been widely condoled across Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) expressed shock over the untimely death of the young journalist. “This is the second such demise witnessed over the past two months when a young scribe died due to cardiac arrest,” KEG said in a statement, adding, “KEG is paying rich tributes to these reporters who left us at the peak of their career. We sympathize with their families.”
Mudasrir had complained of chest pain in the morning and was rushed to a hospital however, he succumbed on way, family sources said.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that he was deeply saddled over the untimely demise of Mudasir Ali. “Deeply saddened to learn about the unfortunate demise of young journalist Mudasir Ali. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends & colleagues,” he said in a tweet.
Government spokesman Rohit Kansal in a tweet said: “Deeply saddened to hear of the unfortunate and distressing news of the untimely demise of young journalist Mudassir Ali. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.” DIPR JK also condoled the sudden death of “young and promising journalist”.
Director Information and Public Relations, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar said his death is a great loss to the society as he played a leading role in highlighting the local public issues through his journalistic work.
She also offered her deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage for the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.
National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Vice President Omar Abdullah and party leaders expressed grief and sorrow over the sudden demise of the senior journalist The leaders prayed for strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss and peace to departed, according to a party statement.
Omar in a tweet said that it was a terrible shock to hear of the untimely death of Mudassir Ali.
“He had a bright career as a journalist ahead of him & the fact that he died so young makes his passing even more difficult to comprehend. May Allah grant him Jannat & his family strength at the difficult time,” he said, adding, “I’ve been interviewed by Mudassir a number of times & tried to dodge his tough questions at numerous press conferences. He was a tenacious reporter, always polite but never easy to fob off. He will be sorely missed. God speed Mudassir.”
Former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said that she finds the passing away of Mudassir hard to believe
“Saddened to know of Mudasir Ali’s sudden demise. Have known him for years & he was a great person. Still find it hard to believe. May Allah give strength to his family to bear this loss,’ she said.
Peoples Conference chairman and former minister Sajjad Gani Lone said that Mudasir Ali was a very talented journalist at the Greater Kashmir. “Had sat with him so many times. Hard to believe he is no more. But that is life. My commiserations. May Allah grant him Jannat.”
Expressing deep shock and grief over the tragic and sudden death, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami termed the demise as an irreparable loss.
“He was a veteran journalist. The contribution made by him in the field of journalism will always be remembered. In his death, we have lost a great asset and the vacuum left by his passing away in the media fraternity would be difficult to fill,” he said in a statement.
President Jammu Kashmir People’s Movement and former minister Javaid Mustafa Mir said that the sudden demise of Mudasir Ali was disheartening, “My condolences may Allah grant him jannah ‘Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un’,” he said in a tweet.
Apni Party senior vice president Ghulam Hassan Mir also condoled the demise of the “well-known journalist”. He expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul, as per the statement issued by the party.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Choudhary in a tweet said: “Unbelievable. I am completely shocked to know of Mudassir Ali’s passing away by cardiac arrest. A promising journalist and fine human being left us so soon. May his soul rest in eternal peace.” (GNS)