Mehmooda Shah passes away

Demise Widely Condoled

Greater Kashmir
Publish Date: Mar 12 2014 12:00PM

Srinagar, Mar 11: Noted academician and former principal of Government Women’s College, MA Road, Mehmooda Ali Shah, passed away last evening at her house in Gagribal area here. She was 94.
Hundreds of people from all walks of life participated in her Nimaza-e-Jinaza. She was laid to rest at her ancestral graveyard at Malteng near CD hospital.
After her retirement, she remained associated with Congress and served as joint secretary of All India Congress Committee. She was a close associate of former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi.
She was the sister of former principal Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr Naseer Ahmad, former Deputy Inspector General of Police, Syed Ahmad Shah, Major Zameer Ahmad and former Sessions Judge, Syed Nazir Ahmad Shah. Family sources said her Fateh-Khawani will be held at 3 pm on Friday, March 14 at her ancestral graveyard at Malteng near CD hospital.
Meanwhile, member AICC and former Minister, Abdul Gani Vakil, condoled the demise and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family. “The contribution and role of Ms Mehmooda in the field of education and as social worker cannot be forgotten,” Vakil said.
Expressing grief over the demise of Mehmooda Shah, the patron of Peoples Democratic Party, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and president Mehbooba Mufti said her services in the field of education are .unparalleled.
“Mehmooda Shah dedicated her life to the cause of women’s education and played a pivotal role in creating an awakening among the women about the importance of their education. She will be remembered for long not just by her friends, admirers, colleagues and students, but by generations to come she will remain an inspiration,” they said.
Others who condole the demise included former deputy Chief Minister and senior party leader, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, senior party leader Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, former Finance Minister, Tariq Hameed Karra; Deputy Speaker of the legislative Assembly, Muhammad Sartaj Madni and Chief Spokesperson of the party, Naeem Akhtar.
General Secretary Pradesh Congress Committee Ghulam Nabi Mir Lasjan has also expressed grief over the demise.
“The contribution of the deceased towards women education and social upliftment is immense,” Lasjan said.

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