Kashmiri poet and social activist, Muhammad Afzal Ganaie, known by his penname Shafeeq, passed away on Sunday.
He was 58.
Ganaie who was the resident of Kaigam Awantipora in Pulwama district, was district president for cultural society Pulwama besides the executive member of Maraz Adabi Sangam.
He has also worked as secretary of All J&K Patwar Association.
For a couple of months he was suffering from lung cancer and breathed his last around 4:25 p.m. at SKIMS Srinagar today.
People from different walks of life have expressed grief over his demise.
The body of the deceased was brought to his native village, Kaigam. Hundreds of people took part in his funeral.