Srinagar: Padma Bhushan awardee and veteran Gujjar leader Mian Bashir Ahmed passed away at 98, at his native village Wangat Kangan in Ganderbal district.
He was the son of a top Gujjar leader and saint Mian Nizam Din Larvi and father of former Minister Mian Altaf Ahmad.
As per family sources, he breathed his last at about 10:00PM.
His Nimaz-e-Jinazah will be performed tomorrow at Mizar Sharief Baba ji Sahib Larvi, located at Baba Nagari Wangat, Kangan.
Mian Bashir Ahmed Laaravi was born November 1923. He was a Minister in Shiekh Abdullah’s cabinet. Later, he left politics and started working for Islamic Sufi tradition and to help down trodden people.
In 2008, he was honored with ‘Padma Bhushan” award, third highest award of India for his extraordinary service for Gujjar, Bakarwal and other downtrodden groups.