Teachers Day on September 5 will hold an additional meaning for the distraught family of Wanchoos in Kashmir.
It is so because Mehbooba Wanchoo's daughter, Saiqa Wanchoo, a 40-year teacher, whose recent death is shrouded in mystery has been listed as one among many who will be give President's award for best teacher on Teachers' Day.
Saiqa was a brilliant teacher and an administrator, said her youngest sister, Kahkkashan Wanchoo.
"Shall I be happy or cry out loud if Saiqa would have been alive this day and receive the honour by the President of India. This award defines work, dedication and the kind of person Saiqa was," said her sister. KIP