Jammu, Mar 21: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condoled the demise of journalist, author and writer, Maqbool Saahil who passed away Tuesday at Srinagar.
In her condolence message, the Chief Minister said the contribution made by late Maqbool Saahil in strengthening vernacular media in the State and preserving, promoting and protecting Pahari language and literature would long be remembered.
Mehbooba Mufti has conveyed her heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family of late Maqbool Sahil while praying for peace to the departed soul.National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of noted author, poet and literary scholar Maqbool Sahil who passed away in Srinagar on Tuesday.
Offering their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah highlighted Sahil’s vast and exemplary contributions in promoting Urdu and Pahari and said the vacuum left by his demise would be hard to fill.
NC Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi and State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu, Provincial Spokespersons Madan Mantoo and Imran Nabi Dar, Additional Spokespersons Sarah Hayat Shah and Surinder Singh Bunty have also expressed shock and grief over Sahil’s demise and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Geelani has expressed his deep grief over the demise of a prominent writer, columnist and poet, Maqbool Sahil and extended his condolences to the grieved family and prayed for the departed soul.
Hurriyat(M) chairman on Wednesday condoled the demise of journalist Maqbool Sahil and expressed his sympathy with the bereaved family.
“Saddened by the news of Maqbool Sahil’s sudden death.He was a great writer and a bold http://journalist.My heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and prayers for the departed soul”, Mirwaiz wrote on Twitter.
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of veteran Journalist, writer and poet Maqbool Sahil who breathed his last on Tuesday evening.
Terming the news of his demise as heartbreaking, JKLF chairman said that Maqbool Sahil was a humble and literary soul who faced hardships with humility and served the nation of Kashmir on social, literary and human fronts. He said that Maqbool Sahil was a Kashmiri who contributed in the field of journalism and brought the plight of his people before the rest of the world. He was a poet and writer who promoted his mother tongue and left his mark on it.