LG, Farooq, Bukahri, Kansal, Sehrish, Vyas Among Many Express Condolences
Srinagar: The untimely demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad has been widely condoled across Jammu and Kashmir.
In a condolence message, Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu prayed for peace to the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family members.
National Conference President and MP Farooq Abdullah while expressing grief over the untimely demise beseeched almighty Allah to bless his soul and grant him place in jannat. “Allah grant you all courage to face this great loss. Amen,” he said in a condolence message to GNS.
Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari expressed heartfelt condolences and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage to the family.
“Indeed it is shocking and irreparable loss for all of us particularly for his near and dear ones. Do understand your pain. However were are helpless and have to bear this and continue to do our best in the interest of the organization which he headed and thereby try to serve our people,” said CPI(M) state general secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said while extending condolences to entire GNS and Kashmir Glory team.
“My sincere condolences,” Principal Secretary information and government spokesman Rohit Kansal said in a message.
In a condolence message, Kansal has prayed for peace to the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family members.
Director Information and PR Syed Sehrish Asgar also condoled the sad demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad.
“I pray to Allah to bless the departed soul with eternal peace in heaven and give enough strength to family members to bear sorrow,” she said in message.
Dr Sehrish called Tanveer’s demise as a huge loss to journalistic fraternity of Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Dr Sehrish also chaired a condolence meeting held at Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) office Jammu in which Joint Director Information Jammu, Namrata Dogra; Joint Director Headquarters, Parveen Kumar, Deputy Director PR, Mridhu Salathia and other officers participated.
The participants prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed their sympathies with the bereaved family.
Divisional commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K. Pole in his condolence message said: “I pray to Allah to bless the departed soul with eternal peace in heaven and give enough strength to family members to bear sorrow.”
Former Chief Secretary of erstwhile J&K and presently UPSC member B B Vyas also expressed condolences.
Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board chairman Khalid Jahangir also expressed condolences
JK Press Association(JKPA) headed by GH Kaloo condole the demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad, describing him as “an embodiment of many virtues and gentleman of par excellence.”
JKPA said he would always help the needy and would involve himself in highlighting the welfare issues of general public. Hence his death has been mourned widely, particularly by the j&K journalistic Fraternity, the association said.
“It is matter of grief and sad moment for entire journalist fraternity in J&K that Tanveer-ul-Ahad passed away at very young age. I am forced to place on record the integrity uprightness of late Tanvee. Last but not the least, Tanveer was non-controversial journalist with deep sense of news making besides being out and out gentleman,” Salim Pandit, senior journalist said .
Notably, he said, Tanveer’s news agency called GNS was considered to be most credible and unblemished news gathering agency. “He was among few journalists in the valley who had the knack to extract the real news from the most introvert sources.”
President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik while condoling the sad demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul. “May Allah gives courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.”
G N Var President Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) while expressing grief and sorrow over the sad demise termed Tanveer as a most noble and gentle soul.
“He was a young upcoming journalist and would always highlight the miseries and hardship of common masses. The deceased was a person of great potential and had high dreams but alas in his death we lost an able soul,” he said prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. He expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family. “The members of the Association prayed to almighty to give courage to the family and grant Jannah to the departed soul.”
Describing Tanveer-ul-Ahad as a journalist par excellence, editor-in-chief of monthly Payam-e-Talaba, Umar Sultan, has expressed deep shock on the sad demise of founder editor of GNS and Kashmir Glory.
“Tanveer was a personal friend and colleague from more than last ten years and his untimely death has created a void in Kashmir press,” he said, adding, “Tanveer was a humble human being, always available to help people in distress. He will be remembered for his incisive journalistic and management skills, which enabled him to start his own newspaper as well as news gathering agency, GNS. With his hard work and determination, GNS soon emerged as credible news gathering agency breaking news from all parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Tanveer was not only a journalist, he was a humanitarian activist.”
Payam-e-Talaba staff prayed for peace to the departed soul and extended sympathies to the bereaved family.
Press Council Of Mendhar Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association (JKYJA), Kashmir`s Islamic Seminary Scholar & Founder of Wilayat Times, Waseem Reza and Kupwara Times Editor-in-Chief Wasim Majnoon Mir among many others expressed the condolences.
Stand in solidarity with Tanveer’s family: Omar
National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah and JKPCC President G.A.Mir on Tuesday expressed profound grief and shock over the demise of editor-in-chief of GNS and Kashmir Glory newspaper Mr. Tanveer ul Ahad.
The NC vice President said he stands in solidarity with Tanveer’s family in this hour of mourning and unimaginable grief and pray to Almighty to give them strength to bear this inconsolable loss.
“He was a talented journalist and had made a mark in the field at a very young age. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace”, he added.
National Conference Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Provincial Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, additional spokesperson Sara Hayat Shah have also expressed grief and shock over Tanveer’s demise and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Meanwhile, JKPCC President G.A. Mir also conveyed deepest condolences to bereaved family.
JKPCC President termed the demise of Tanveer Ul Ahad as a great loss and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. Mir also prayed for eternal peace to departed soul.
Media Has Lost An Asset, I Lost A Dear Friend: DAK President Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday condoled the sad demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad, editor-in-chief of Global News Service (GNS) and owner of Kashmir glory newspaper who breathed his last yesterday at SMHS hospital after a brief illness.
He was 35. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Saddened over the death, DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.
Paying rich tributes to the deceased, Dr Nisar said his death is a great loss to the media fraternity and has resulted in an unbridgeable void in the field of journalism.
“Born in village Muqami Shahwali of Drugmulla area in district Kupwara, Tanveer was a man of impeccable integrity,” he said.
Dr Nisar said he started his career in daily Alsafa newspaper and later moved to Kashmir Horizon and then to PBI news agency till he established his own media house, GNS.
“By dint of his hard work, GNS in a short time became a household name in Kashmir valley,” he said.
Dr Nisar said he was a fearless and uncompromising journalist who spoke truth to power. He was always respected and revered for his brave journalism and for him, the newspaper was a conduit for speaking truth.
“His contributions in the field of journalism will be remembered for a long time to come,” he said.
Calling the death as an irreparable loss, Dr Nisar said we have lost a gem of a person in the demise of Tanveer-ul- Ahad.
“He had maintained a good and brotherly relation with all his media colleagues and was known for his generosity, kindness, compassion and empathy,” he said.
“Media has lost an asset, but I have lost a dear friend,” said Dr Nisar.