LG, political leaders, media organizations condole demise
Srinagar, Nov 20: A senior journalist Mudassir Ali, working with a local English daily, Greater Kashmir, died due to cardiac arrest on Friday.
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, three former Chief Ministers, leaders of different political parties and media organizations condoled the demise of young journalist. Muddasir 37, who was also writing for The Wire website.
Muddasir, a resident of Charar-e-Sharief in central Kashmir Budgam district was working from his home since he was injured in a road accident recently. His colleagues said after working till late in the night with his editor on line when he suddenly complained chest pain in the wee hours at 0200 hrs.
However, other family members immediately rushed him to Srinagar hospital where he was declared brought dead. Besides working with Greater Kashmir, he was also writing for website “ The Wire”.
Large number of people from different walks of life joined the “Nimaz Jinazah” of Muddasir before he was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard at Gulshan Abad Charar-e-Sharief.
Lt Governor Sinha has condoled the untimely demise of Greater Kashmir journalist Muddasir Ali.
In his message, the Lt Governor said, ” Deeply saddened to learn about the unfortunate demise of young journalist Muddasir Ali. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and colleagues.”
Precious Kashmir condoles Mudassir’s demise and expresses solidarity with the bereaved family. May Allah rest his soul in peace. His death is a big loss for the journalist fraternity of Kashmir.
Former CM and president of National Conference (NC) Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President of NC Omar Abdullah and other party leaders express grief and sorrow over the sudden demise of Mudassir.
The leaders prayed for strength to bereaved family to bear the loss and peace to departed.
In a separate tweet former CM Omar said “ 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 further tweeted “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”.
Another CM and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said “ Saddened to know of Muddasir 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”.
A spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a tweet said “ Shocked to hear about sudden & tragic death of Mudassir Ali, a young Kashmiri journalist working with @GreaterKashmir & @thewire_in, who passed away due to cardiac arrest this morning. We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Expressing deep shock and grief over the tragic and sudden death of Mudasir Ali, CPI (M) leader M Y Tarigami has termed the demise as an irreparable loss.
Late Muddasir 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.
Tarigami expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and media fraternity.
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz in a statement said expressed deep sadness on the untimely demise of Muddasir.
His sudden demise is a great loss to the fraternity of journalists in Kashmir and more particularly to Greater Kashmir. “I offer my condolences to the bereaved family and the community of writers associated with the newspaper,” he said.
Apni Party (AP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and senior vice president Ghulam Hassan Mir have also expressed deep shock and grief over the demise of Muddasir.
In a condolence message issued here, Bukhari described Muddasir as a professional journalist who would never compromise on ethics of journalism. “The deceased was decent and thorough gentleman who would always keep a sweet smile on his face. Though young but he was an astute journalist who would come up with mind-boggling investigative stuff in his new stories highlighting the shortcomings in our governance system,” Bukhari recalled.
He expressed solidarity with the bereaved family, his relatives, friends and colleagues besides the management and editorial staff of Greater Kashmir where the deceased was working presently.
Bukhari also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage for the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.
Mir in a condolence message expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
“Mudassir would always be remembered for his contribution in the field of journalism. His demise is a huge loss not only to his family but the whole journalist community in Jammu and Kashmir,” Mir remarked.
Meanwhile, the Kashmir Press Club expresses shock and grief over sudden demise of Mudassir.
The sudden demise of Mudasir, who worked for Greater Kashmir and also contributed to leading national and international media organisations, is indeed a great loss to the journalistic fraternity of Kashmir. Mudasir was one of the finest and hardworking reporters who earned respect among his colleagues by his work. His death has left a void that would be difficult to fill. At this hour of grief, the Kashmir Press Club management and the journalist fraternity of Kashmir expresses its sympathies and solidarity with the bereaved family especially with the younger brother of Mudasir Ali journalist Jahangir Ali. May Allah grant the bereaved family the patience to bear this huge loss.
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday condoled the sudden demise of Mudasir.
Paying rich tributes to the deceased, DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.
Calling the death as an irreparable loss, DAK President said his death is a great loss to the media fraternity and has resulted in an unbridgeable void in the field of journalism. “With his demise, we have lost an accomplished journalist,” he said.
Dr Nisar said Mudasir 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,” he said.
“Mudasir was a journalist with excellent professional acumen who would never compromise on values of profession.” He was an inspiration for many young people to choose journalism as their profession. His contribution in the field of journalism will be remembered for a long time to come. “A man of impeccable integrity, his commitment to the welfare of people of Kashmir was commendable. Through his writings he played a vital role in strengthening and shaping the society,” said Dr Nisar.
Senior trade union leader , President Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) Fayaz Ahmad Shabnam condoled the sad demise of Mudasir.
Shabnam on the behalf of EJAC offered his deep condolences to the bereaved. He paid rich tributes to the deceased and termed him a talented journalist who had reached heights of success in a very young age. He said that the loss of such a talented journalist is the loss to the entire society. He expressed his deep solidarity with the bereaved family as well as to media fraternity and said that EJAC stands with them in this hour of grief. He prayed to Allah to bestow highest place in Jannat to the departed soul and also prayed for strength to the bereaved to bear this irreparable loss.