Saif Yousuf, a 22-year-old nephew of legendary cartoonist Bashir Ahmad Bashir and Srinagar Times founder Sofi Ghulam Mohammad lost his prolonged battle for life in SKIMS. Suffering for brain tumor for some time, he breathed his last in SKIMS Wednesday afternoon, family sources said.
Saif was the son of third Sofi brother Sofi Mohammad Yousuf. He was studying in SSM Engineering College.
"We are devastated, we lost a boy who was too young," a shocked BAB said. "We are into pain, mourning, the entire Sofi clan."
BAB said the boy was not well for some time and was on medication. "His situation turned more serious and then we admitted him to SKIMS," BAB said, "We lost him today."
Friends and relatives of Sofi's have mourned the death of Saif. Dr Farooq Abdullah rang BAB to offer his condolences. Mirwaiz Umer Farooq also condoled the death.
Journalist fraternity has condoled the demise.