Dr Syed Zahoor passes away

Greater Kashmir

During his illustrious career, Prof Zahoor held important positions like Principal Government Medical College, Head of the Department of General Medicine at SKIMS and GMC Srinagar, to name a few.

Noted medico and former Director SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura Prof Syed Zahoor Ahmad passed away Saturday.

“Dr Zahoor breathed his last on February 7 at SKIMS ICU where he was admitted  for the last few days,” authorities said.

During his illustrious career, Prof Zahoor held important positions like Principal Government Medical College, Head of the Department of General Medicine at SKIMS and GMC Srinagar, to name a few.

Director SKIMS DrShowkat Ali Zargar said:  “We have all been associated with this great teacher as his students and his junior colleagues at various stages of our professional career. Prof Syed Zahoor was legendary for his sense of discipline and uprightedness.”

A hospital handout said: “The SKIMS Faculty Forum express their heartfelt condolences and are joined by Director SKIMS Prof Showkat Ali Zargar and Dean Medical Faculty, SKIMS Prof Gul Javid in expressing their feelings. SKIMS faculty forum stands alongside Dr Syed AmerZahoor, Additional Professor, Anesthesiology, SKIMS at this hour of grief.”

“We pray that almighty Allah grants him a place in Jannat-ul-Firdous. It is also prayed that almighty Allah grant his family enough courage at this moment(Ameen).”

Medical Faculty Association, GMC and GDC Srinagar, has condoled the demise of Dr Syed Zahoor Ahmed, former Principal/ Dean GMC Srinagar. “MFA shares its concern with DrMehmooda Khan and other family members. A condolence meet will be held in administrative block of GMC Srinagar on Monday, 9th February, at 2 PM,” General Secretary MFA said in a statement.

Meanwhile Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed has also condoled the demise.

“Paying glowing tributes to the departed soul, Mufti said DrZahoor was an efficient, honest and dedicated physician. He said his contribution in the field of medical sciences and social service will be remembered always,” a PDP handout said.

“Expressing solidarity with DrMehmoodaKhanam, wife of late DrSayeedZahoor Ahmad, who herself is a leading medico, the PDP patron prayed for the everlasting peace of the departed soul.”

Doru Bar Association  President Advocate, Sher Ali Bodha  also condoled the demise.