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Administrators, political parties condole demise of GN Shaida

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Srinagar: The passing away of noted journalist and editor of local Urdu Daily Wadi Ki Awaz, Ghulam Nabi Shaida, was widely condoled by administrators, politicians as well as several other organizations and groups.

Director Information and Public Relations, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar along with officers and employees of Department of Information and Public Relations today condoled the demise of renowned journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Wadi-ki-Awaz, Ghulam Nabi Shaida who passed away last night after a brief illness.

In this connection, a condolence meet was chaired by Dr Sehrish at Media Complex here in which all the employees of DIPR participated. The participants expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of GN Shaida.

Dr Sehrish highlighted the contribution of GN Shaida during his professional career and said that his death is a great loss to the society as he played a leading role in highlighting the local public issues through his journalistic work.

The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President, Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed profound grief over the demise of noted journalist and editor of local Urdu Daily Wadi Ki Awaz Ghulam Nabi Shaida, who breathed his last today after being unwell for past many years.

In their condolence message the Party President and Vice President expressed unison with the bereaved family members and prayed for eternal repose to the departed soul in the highest echelons of Jannah. The duo said the deceased has left deep imprints on account of his writings in the field of Urdu Journalism in Kashmir. Terming Shaida Shahib’s death a great loss to the media fraternity in Kashmir, they recalled his affinity for socio- Cultural activities, saying that well-rounded personality of the deceased would remember for his immense contribution in the field of journalism, culture, and literature. In his demise, the valley has lost a bold and courageous voice, the duo said.

Meanwhile, Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, MP Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi, and Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar have also condoled the demise of Shaida Sahib, prayed for peace to his soul and fortitude to the bereaved family members.  The functionaries have also expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of the deceased in their hour of grief.

Meanwhile, expressing deep shock and grief over the death of veteran journalist Ghulam Nabi Shaida, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has termed the demise as a great loss.

Late Shaida was a veteran journalist. The contribution made by him in the field of journalism will always be remembered. In his death, we have lost a great asset and the vacuum left by his passing away in the media fraternity would be difficult to fill.

Tarigami expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and media fraternity.

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