Srinagar: The University of Kashmir on Thursday held a condolence meeting, with Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan in chair, to mourn the demise of Er Mufti Burhan Shah, former Executive Engineer of the University.
In her condolence message, the Vice-Chancellor expressed her heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul. She said the University’s teaching and non-teaching fraternity stands in solidarity with the bereaved family in this moment of grief.
The VC also recalled the vast contributions of Er Mufti Burhan Shah in the development of infrastructure at the University’s main and satellite campuses, besides the Institute of Technology Zakura Campus and Mirza Bagh Residential Complex.
Dean Academic Affairs Prof Farooq A Masoodi, Registrar Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir and Prof Zafar A Reshi also spoke on the occasion and recalled various developmental works undertaken in the University under the supervision of Er Burhan Shah. Dr Nisar particularly recalled the contributions of Er Burhan in development of erstwhile Leh and Kargil campuses of the University in the mountainous terrains within the shortest possible time.
Deans of Schools, Heads of Departments, Controller of Examinations, Directors of various centres/campuses, Officers of the Registry, and members from teaching and non-teaching staff participated in the condolence meeting, where ‘fateha’ prayers were offered for the departed soul. The members prayed for grant of patience to the bereaved family.
Earlier, officers and faculty members participated in large numbers in the Nimaz-e-Jinazah of Er Burhan Shah at his Jeelanabad residence in Srinagar’s Pirbagh area.