The two former J&K chief ministers and heads of the National conference and People’s Democratic Party Dr Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday visited Mian family at Babanagri Kangan to express condolence on the demise of Benazir Altaf, elder daughter of senior NC leader and former MLA Kangan Mian Altaf.
Abdullah and other NC leaders including Ali Muhammad Sagar, Chaudhary Mohammad Ramzan, Basharat Bukhari, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Abdul Rahim Rather, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabar, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi and several other mainstream leaders participated in the funeral prayers of the deceased held in the afternoon. Besides social, trade, religious and employee leaders also were part of the funeral.
“NC president personally condoled with Mian family in this hour of grief praying for peace to the soul of the departed and much needed strength to the aggrieved family members to bear the inconsolable loss,” an NC statement read.
Mehbooba reached the residence of Mian Altaf at around 4:30 pm. She stayed for half an hour and expressed her sympathy with the bereaved family.
Benazir Altaf passed away after prolonged illness at SKIMS Soura on Friday evening. Her body was taken to Babanagri for last rites.
Around ten thousand people attended the funeral prayers.
Mian Sarafraz Ahmad, elder brother of Mian Altaf told Greater Kashmir that the Rasmi Chaharum of the deceased will be held on April 23.
Acording to Mian family, Benazir Altaf was under treatment since couple of years at TATA memorial hospital Mumbai.
She was at Babanagri since last week and was admitted to SKIMS two days before her demise on Friday.
Deceased was wife of chaudhary Ajmad Ali and resided in Jammu . She is survived by two sons of 7 and 5 years of age.