Ace graphic artist Akhter Rasool passes away

Demise widely condoled
Ace graphic artist Akhter Rasool passes away
An alumnus of the Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Akhter was currently working at the Kashmir University's Education Multimedia Research Centre. Special Arrangement

Srinagar: Ace graphic artist and Kashmir University staffer, Akhter Rasool died of cardiac arrest at his home at Baba Pora area of Habba Kadal in Downtown here on Sunday morning.

People from different walks of life participated in his Nimaz-e-Jinaza.

Akhter, an alumnus of the Institute of Music and Fine Arts at the University of Kashmir, was currently working at the varsity's Education Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC).

Akhter had worked with many Kashmir based newspapers including Greater Kashmir. His demise has been widely condoled by different organisations.

Meanwhile, Kashmir University Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad, Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir and other officers and officials of the university condoled the sad demise.

In his condolence message, Prof Talat, while praying for eternal peace to the departed soul, expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family in this moment of grief. He said Akthar Rasool was a talented graphic designer whose contributions to the branding and promotion of the university through his professional endeavours will always be remembered.

Registrar Dr Mir, who visited the bereaved family to express his condolences and sympathies, described Akhtar as a very skilled professional whose work would speak for itself. “In his death, we have lost a very capable and hardworking employee whose void is difficult to fill,” he said.

Top university officers including Special Secretary to Vice-Chancellor Dr Tanveer A Shah, Media Advisor and Director EMRC KU Dr Salima Jan, former Director EMRC Prof Shahid Rasool, Dean School of Behavioral Sciences Prof Showket A Shah, Director IT and SS Dr Maroof Qadri and other officials participated in Akthar Rasool’s last rites and later visited the bereaved family to express their condolences and sympathies.

A separate condolence meeting was held by EMRC with Dr Salima Jan in chair. The meeting was attended by staff of EMRC where rich tributes were paid to Akther Rasool.

“EMRC will always remember the high degree of professionalism that Akhtar Rasool exhibited throughout his career. He was a very down to earth person who always wore a smile while greeting his friends and colleagues,” the members said, praying for eternal peace to the departed soul.

The EMRC family expressed its heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family.

Meanwhile, deans of various faculties, heads of departments, faculty members, non-teaching staff condoled the demise of Akther Rasool and prayed to God Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul.

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