Syeda Hafeeza Begum, wife of prominent industrialist and businessman Syed Mohammad Iqbal Bukhari passed away on Friday at her home in Sheikh Bagh Srinagar. She is mother of the PDP's senior leader and former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari.
As the news of her death spread in the area, thousands of people from Rafiabad and its adjoining areas rushed to the Bukhari's residence at Ladoora Rafiabad and offered condolences to the bereaved family.
Deceased was laid to rest at her ancestral graveyard, Ladoora Friday afternoon. Thousands of people from different shades of life participated in the funeral of the deceased.
Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the demise of mother of Sh. Altaf Bukhari, former Finance Minister. In a message, Governor has prayed for the departed soul resting in eternal peace.
Meanwhile former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti in her condolence message recalled her association with the deceased and praised her pious and philanthropic nature. She prayed for solace to the departed soul.
National conference president Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah expressed their solidarity with the Bukhari Family and Syed Altaf Bukhari, and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
NC's general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, additional general secretary, Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, provisional presidents for Kashmir and Jammu Nasir Aslam Wani and Devinder Singh Rana also grieved the demise of Syed Hafeeza Begum and expressed their solidarity with the Bukharis.