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CM releases Rs Five lakh for Maqbool Sahil’s kin

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Special prayers held for him at Press Enclave 

Maqbool Sahil/File Photo

Jammu/Srinagar, Mar 23: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday released cash assistance of Rs Five lakh for the kin of late Maqbool Saahil, journalist and author, who passed away two days ago.

Mehbooba Mufti handed over the cheque to  Kashmir Editors Guild, (KEG) president Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, who along with his team met the Chief Minister and apprised her about the issues related to media.

It was during the discussion that the case of Late Maqbool Sahil was taken up, a statement issued by the media body said.

Maqbool Sahil (53), who passed away on Tuesday last here in Srinagar was working as senior editor with ‘Kashmir Parcham’ and ‘Buland Kashmir’, Urdu publications of Kashmir Media House group.

Sahil, author of many books was a prolific writer and a well-known journalist and photographer. He is survived by his wife and six kids.

Chief Minister said she was pained to hear the news about Sahil’s demise at the peak of his journalistic career.

She assured that she will ensure that the family of Late Sahil will not face a survival crisis and will see the possibility of making some permanent source of income for the family.

Meanwhile, in Srinagar, a large number of journalists participated in special prayers organized at Press Enclave here for Maqbool Sahil.

The special prayers were organized by Federation of Urdu Working Journalists and the participants prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

The fellow journalists recalled Sahil’s role in the field of journalism and described him a man of intellect. They said Sahil’s contribution to journalism will always be remembered.

Sahil was laid to rest at his ancestral village, Adhal Dull, Kokernag, on Wednesday. A large number of people from various walks of life participated in his funeral prayers.

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