Srinagar, Nov 9: Wali Muhammad Shah Geelani, brother of Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani passed away after a prolonged illness here on Tuesday, while Syed Abdul Majeed Bukhari, brother of Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar Syed Ashiq Bukhari passed away on Monday.
Meanwhile, Syed Hussain, former chairman of JK Legislative Council and elder brother of former Chief Minister Syed Mir Qasim passed away on Wednesday.
The Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said Geelani's younger brother was suffering from liver ailment and was undergoing treatment at Soura Medical Institute.
"Geelani led the funeral prayers of his deceased brother at Dooru, Sopore in north Kashmir after police lifted the cordon around his house," the spokesman added.
A police spokesman said that Geelani had met his ailing brother on November 3 at the hospital.
"We express our heartfelt condolence to Geelani and his family on the sad demise of his brother," he added.
Meanwhile, Jama'at-e-Islami, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Freedom Party, National Front, Bar Association, Muslim Personal Law Board and other organizations condoled demise of Wali Muhammad Shah.
The head of Jama'at-e-Islami Sheikh Muhammad Hassan expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Wali Muhammad. He expressed solidarity with Geelani and other bereaved family members.
Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mian Abdul Qayoom, Ayaz Akbar, Muhammad Yasin Attai, Ghulam Muhammad Khan, MLA Engineer Rasheed and other leaders expressed solidarity with Geelani and condoled the sad demise.
SYED HUSSAIN PASSES AWAY
Former chairman of JK Legislative Council, Syed Hussain, and elder brother of former Chief Minister of JK Syed Mir Qasim passed away on Wednesday morning at his native village Mirmadan, Dooru Shahabad in south Kashmir after a brief spell of illness.
The deceased was Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council during the regime of National Conference founder late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah in 1975 besides being a Member Parliament.
Governor, NN Vohra, in his condolence message, expressed sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in his condolence message described him a scholarly personality. "Syed Hussain throughout his life worked for the betterment of people and welfare of the state," Omar said.
He highlighted the contribution of late leader in the fields of politics, social service and economic development in the state.
People's Democratic Party patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Mir Syed Hussain.
The PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today visited his family at Duroo and personally conveyed his condolences to his family. Mufti said Mir Syed Hussain represented whole time grace and charm in politics and that always remained on a dignified pedestal as a distinguished voice.
"As the Chairman of the Legislative Council the late leader has set high standards of political acumen and transparent parliamentary practices," he said.
Mufti said the family of Mir Syed Hussain was a source of knowledge and enlightenment in south Kashmir he along with his brother Syed Mir Qasim the former Chief Minister brought a distinct intellectual touch to politics in the state.
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Amrit Malhotra, Minister for School Education, Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed, former chairman Legislative Council Abdul Rashid Dar, former Registrar, High Court, Syed Bashir-ud-Din, former Judge, High Court, Ali Muhammad Mir, Judge Dooru Shair Ali Bodha and Youth Congress leader Irfan Naqeeb expressed grief over the sad demise. In their separate messages, these leaders said the deceased was a great politician, scholar and parliamentarian.
Syed Abdul Majeed Bukhari of Kreeri Baramulla passed away on Monday at his residence. He was 65.
Bukhari was the brother Editor Rising Kashmir Prof Syed Rafiuddin Bukhari and SSP Srinagar Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari and uncle of MLA Syed Basharat Bukhari and journalist Shujaat Bukhari. A pious and kind-hearted man his death was received with shock by his family and admirers.
The deceased had a massive heart attack at his residence in Kreeri. He was shifted to local hospital where he was declared brought dead by doctors. He was buried in a local graveyard little before the Eid prayers. Thousands of people from different walks of life joined the Nimaz-e-Jinaza. His Chaharum will be observed on November 10 (Thursday) at Kreeri. Survived by his wife and two daughters, the deceased had suffered a lot due to turmoil. He lost his two sons of 29 and 18 years age during the conflict.
Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed accompanied by senior party leaders Muhammad Dillawar Mir, Abdul Haq Khan, Saif-ud-Din Bhat visited Kreeri on Wednesday to offer condolences to the bereaved family.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, PCC Chief Prof Saifuddin Soz spoke to family and extended solidarity with them. Ministers Ghulam Hassan Mir, Nasir Aslam Wani, MLA's Nizamuddin Bhat and Dr Shafi Ahmad Wani, People's Conference chairman Sajjad Lone, senior Hurriyat (M) leaders, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Bilal Gani Lone, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, IGP Kashmir S M Sahai, Ulemai Ahnaaf general secretary Akhzar Hussain, EJAC (Q) president Abdul Qayoom Wani and host of civil and police officers, writers, scholars and people from different walks of life visited the residence.
Adbee Markaz Kamraz and other social organizations have expressed solidarity with the family.