Altaf Bukhari, others grieved over demise

Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) President Altaf Bukhari on Monday expressed grief over the demise of Dr Muhammad Ali Matto, a renowned doctor and brother-in-law of National Conference Pressident, Farooq Abdullah.

In a statement, Bukhari expressed solidarity with both Matto and Abdullah families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

“Dr Matto was a through gentleman and an embodiment of nobility, self-respect and loveliness,” Bukhari said, while offering heartfelt condolences on behalf of his family and JKAP to the Matto and the Abdullah families.

He said Dr Matto’s demise has created a void in his social circles hard to be filled in times to come. “I extend my condolences and solidarity to the bereaved family especially Suriya Matto, wife of the deceased and Dr Nyla Ali Khan, daughter of Dr Matto, and prayed to give endurance to them to bear the irreparable loss,” Bukhari said.

Recalling the incredible life of Dr Matto, the JKAP President said the deceased was known for his compassion, understanding, and philanthropic activities.

“The JKAP rank and file extends unity with the bereaved family in this hour of grief and prays for peace to the departed soul. We express heartfelt condolences to Dr Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, other relatives, friends and acquaintances of late Dr Matoo,” Bukhari said in his condolence message.

Meanwhile, former Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, expressed sorrow over the demise.

In his condolence message to Suraiya Abdullah, wife of the deceased and Nyla Ali Khan, his daughter, and other members of the Matto family, Ganai recalled the services of Dr Matto as a medico and health administrator.

He conveyed his condolences to Abdullah and Omar in their hour of grief. Ganai expressed solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed soul.