Editor In Chief of GNS (Global News Service) a local news gathering agency, and English daily "Kashmir Glory" Tanveer-Ul Ahad passed away after a brief spell of illness on Monday.
Tanveer,38, was a resident of Muqam-e-Shahwali of Drugmulla area of north Kashmir'sKupwara district.
He was admitted at district hospital Handwara after vomiting and dehydration but was referred to SMHS hospital Srinagar where doctors put him on life support system. He finally lost the battle for life on Monday in the late evening hours.
Thedemise of Tanveer ul Ahad was widely condoled in Jammu and Kashmir today.
In acondolence message, Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu condoled thedemise and prayed for peace to the departed soul and expressed solidarity withthe bereaved family members, an official handout said.
Advisorsto Lt. Governor, K K Sharma, R R Bhatnagar, Farooq Khan and Baseer Khan condoled the demise of Tanveer ul Ahad. Inseparate condolence messages, they expressed sympathies with the bereavedfamily and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
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PrincipalSecretary Planning and Information Department, Rohit Kansal has expressed griefover demise of Tanveer ul Ahad.
In acondolence message, Kansal prayed for peace to the departed soul and expressedsolidarity with the bereaved family members.
DeputyCommissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary expressed shock and grief overthe demise of Tanveer ul Ahad.
In amessage he said the untimely death of the journalist has deeply saddened himand the entire district administration. "Srinagar administration offers itssincere prayers for peace to the departed soul and its deepest condolences tothe bereaved family," the DC said.
Director,Information & Public Relations, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar has expressed griefand shock over the death of Tanveer.
Expressingsympathy with his family members, Dr Sehrish prayed for eternal peace to thedeparted soul and courage for the bereaved family to bear the huge loss, anofficial handout said.
TheDirector Information termed Tanveer as a journalist who made his name in mediain a short period due to his hard work and excellent reportage through which hehighlighted issues of public importance.
DrSehrish called Tanveer's demise as a huge loss to journalistic fraternity ofKashmir.
Meanwhile,Dr Sehrish also chaired a condolence meeting held at Department of Informationand Public Relations (DIPR) office Jammu in which Joint Director InformationJammu, Namrata Dogra; Joint Director Headquarters, Parveen Kumar, DeputyDirector PR, Mridhu Salathia and other officers participated.
Theparticipants prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed theirsympathies with the bereaved family.
NationalConference vice president Omar Abdullah in a condolence message said he stoodin solidarity with Tanveer's family in this hour of mourning and unimaginablegrief.
Heprayed to Almighty to give them strength to bear this inconsolable loss.
"Hewas a talented journalist and had made a mark in the field at a very young age.May the departed soul rest in eternal peace", he added.
National Conference chiefspokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, provincial spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar,additional spokesperson Sara Hayat Shah have also expressed grief and shockover Tanveer's demise and prayed for peace to the departed soul, an NC handoutsaid.
TheJammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A.Mir hasexpressed profound grief over thepassing away of Tanveer.
PCCPresident termed the demise of GNS Editor In Chief as a great loss andexpressed solidarity with the bereaved family. Mir also prayed for eternalpeace to departed soul.
PeoplesDemocratic Party (PDP) also condoled the demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad.
PDPspokesman in a statement expressedcondolences with the bereaved family and prayed for strength to the family .
Saddenedover the death of Tanveer, DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement saidand prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed heartfeltsympathies to the bereaved family.
DrNisar said the deceased started his career in daily Alsafa newspaper and latermoved to Kashmir Horizon and then to PBI news agency till he established hisown media house, GNS.
"Bydint of his hard work, GNS in a short time became a household name in Kashmirvalley," he said.
DrNisar said he was a fearless and uncompromising journalist who spoke truth topower. He was always respected and revered for his brave journalism. "Hiscontributions to the field of journalism will be remembered for a long time tocome," he said.
Callingthe death as an irreparable loss, Dr Nisar said "we have lost a gem of a personin the demise of Tanveer-ul- Ahad."
PrivateSchools' Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) expressed grief and sorrowover the sad demise of Tanveer.
G NVar President Private Schools' Association termed the deceased as a most nobleand gentle soul. "He was a young upcoming journalist and would always highlightthe miseries and hardship of common masses. The deceased was a person of greatpotential and had high dreams but alas in his death we lost an able soul."
Prayingfor eternal peace to the departed soul, Var expressed his heartfelt sympathieswith the bereaved family. The members of the Association prayed to almighty togive courage to the family and grant Jannah to the departed soul.
KashmirNews Service (KNS) Managing Director Mohammed Aslam Bhat on Tuesday expressedgrief and sorrow over the demise of Tanveer. While expressing solidarity withthe family of deceased, he prayed for their patience at this hour of greatloss.
TheKNS MD termed the demise of GNS Editor in Chief as an irreparable loss forJammu and Kashmir's journalists' fraternity and also heighted the immensecontributions of Tanveer in seeking resolutions to the woes of common massesfacing on day to day basis.
"Hewas a gentleman. May he rest in peace," KNS MD in a statement said.