The veterans of Information Department (VsOID), a group of retired officers and officials of the Department, have expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of one of their colleague Mushtaq Ahmad Saznawaz, who died yesterday afternoon after a brief illness.
Recalling his association with them, they described him a versatile artist of J&K, who had been, recently, conferred the title of Ustad in Sufia Musaqi. He was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard near police chowki Waniyar chowk, Safakadal Srinagar.
While expressing condolence and extending sympathies with the bereaved family, they prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. Some of the Srinagar based members of the group also participated in his Nimazi Jinazah offered after Magrib nimaz. A large number of people, including religious and literary personalities besides famous artists of Kashmir valley, participated in his nimazi Jinazah.
As per the reports of his family, the Chahrum will be held on Sunday at 10.30 AM.