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Artist and graphic designer Akhter Rasool dies of cardiac arrest

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Srinagar: Noted artist and graphic designer and Kashmir University staffer, Akhter Rasool died of a cardiac arrest at his home in Babapora area of Habba Kadal in downtown Srinagar on Sunday morning.

Sources said that Akhtar had been complaining of breathlessness for the past few days.

Akhter, an alumnus of the Institute of Music and Fine Arts at the University of Kashmir, was currently working at the varsity’s Educational Media Research Centre (EMRC).

His demise has been widely condoled.

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

In his condolence message, Prof Talat, while praying for eternal peace to the departed soul, expressed heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family in this moment of grief. He said Akther 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 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,” Mir said.

Top university officers including Special Secretary to Vice-Chancellor, Dr Tanveer A Shah, Media Advisor and Director EMRC KU Dr Salima Jan, 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 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.

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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