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Former IAS officer, Mir Gowhar Ahmad, passes away

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Srinagar: Mir Gowhar Ahmad, former IAS officer, passed away on Saturday after a brief illness.

He succumbed to the post-covid complications at Chest Diseases Hospital Srinagar.

Mir Gowhar Ahmad was son of Kashmir’s famed Maulood Khawan Late Mir Ahmadullah of Khanyar.

Born in May 1950, Mir Gowhar Ahmad started his career as an information officer in Department of Information & Public Relations, worked in different capacities including MD J&K Agro Industries Corporation, Secretary SSRB, Secretary to Trade Commissioner J&K New Delhi, Addl Secretary PWD, Secretary to Govt Health & Med Education and finally retired on superannuation as Member J&K Special Tribunal in 2009.

Following his retirement, he devoted rest of his life to social work.

According to the family of the deceased, he was a highly knowledgeable person and reading was his favorite pastime.

He is survived by two sons, two brothers and one sister and their extended families.

A large number of relatives and family friends participated in the funeral of Mir Gowhar Ahmad and his body was laid to rest at Wanabal graveyard.

Keeping in view the Covid protocol, the family has decided to mourn his death for only three days and there will be no congregational Faateh khawani. The family has requested family friends not to visit their residence to condole the death.

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