Kangan: Renowned religious personality and veteran Gujjar leader Mian Bashir Ahmad Larvi was remembered on his second death anniversary on Monday.
Mian Bashir Ahmed Larvi also known as Baba Sahib passed away on August 14, 2021 at the age of 95 at his residence in Wangath Kangan.
Thousands of people from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir including Poonch, Rajouri, Kishtwar, Doda, Jammu and Kashmir reached Baba Nagri Wangath Kangan to offer fateha for the departed soul. On the occasion special prayers were led by Sajada Nasheen Darbar Babi Ji Sahab Larvi Mian Altaf Ahmed.
Various speakers including Ulemas on the occasion recalled the contribution of Mian Bashir Ahmed Larvi in the field of social service, literature , sufism and spirituality. Mian Bashir Ahmed Larvi was widely respected and prominently followed across the Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of country and across for his religious and spiritual teachings.
On the occasion a diary penned by Late Mian Bashir Ahmed Larvi was released in which he had noted various social, political, religious happenings during his time.
Mian Bashir Ahmed Larvi was born in November 1923 in Baba Nagri Wangath, Kangan in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district. His father Hazrat Mian Nizam Din Larvi and his grandfather Baba Jee Sahib Larvi were also religious personalities. Main Bashir’s son Mian Altaf Ahmed is a prominent political leader and has been a minister.
Mian Bashir Ahmed was himself elected four times to the State Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir in 1967, 1972 and 1977. He was closely associated with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Mir Qasim and Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad. He was a minister in their cabinets. He has been closely associated with various top leaders in India including Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.