Srinagar, May 12: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday condoled the sad demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad, editor-in-chief of Global News Service (GNS) and owner of Kashmir glory newspaper who breathed his last yesterday at SMHS hospital after a brief illness.
He was 35. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Saddened over the death, DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.
Paying rich tributes to the deceased, Dr Nisar said his death is a great loss to the media fraternity and has resulted in an unbridgeable void in the field of journalism.
“Born in village Muqami Shahwali of Drugmulla area in district Kupwara, Tanveer was a man of impeccable integrity,” he said.
Dr Nisar said he started his career in daily Alsafa newspaper and later moved to Kashmir Horizon and then to PBI news agency till he established his own media house, GNS.
“By dint of his hard work, GNS in a short time became a household name in Kashmir,” he said.
Dr Nisar said he was a fearless and uncompromising journalist who spoke truth to power. He was always respected and revered for his brave journalism and for him, the newspaper was a conduit for speaking truth.
“His contributions in the field of journalism will be remembered for a long time to come,” he said.
Calling the death as an irreparable loss, Dr Nisar said we have lost a gem of a person in the demise of Tanveer-ul- Ahad.
“He had maintained a good and brotherly relation with all his media colleagues and was known for his generosity, kindness, compassion and empathy,” he said.
“Media has lost an asset, but I have lost a dear friend,” said Dr Nisar.