Former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Sunday expressed deep shock and grief over the demise of prominent social worker and philanthropist Showkat Ahmad Jan, who passed away at his residence in Magarmal Bagh today morning.
In his condolence message, Bukhari described Jan’s demise as a huge personal loss for him and his family.
“Late Jan saheb was an epitome of amity, compassion and kindness. He was a longtime friend and a mentor who always stood with me in my thick and thin. I personally knew Late Jan saheb closely. He had not only carved a niche in social circles but was equally known for his humility among his friends and associates,” Bukhari in a press statement said.
Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, the former finance minister prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul and courage to his family to face this difficult time of grief and bereavement.
“It was an honor to have known such a great person who has left indelible marks in my life. May God grant Jannat to the departed soul and bestow courage and endurance to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss,” Bukhari said.
He said that the void left by the demise of Jan Saheb is hard to be filled not only by his family but by his friends and acquaintances as well.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to the grief stricken family to bear this inconsolable loss,” he said.