Altaf Bukhari condoles the demise of Former KU VC Prof. Riyaz Punjabi

Srinagar, April 08 (KNS): Apni Party  President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday expressed profound condolence over the demise of former Kashmir University Vice Chancellor Prof. Riyaz Punjabi who after a brief illness breathed his last today at his Delhi residence.

As per the statement issued to kashmir news service (KNS)In a condolence message issued here, Bukhari described the deceased as a noble gentleman whose contributions in the academic fields are immense. 

"He was a noble soul who strived hard to make Kashmir University one of the best Universities in the world. His death has created a void, hard to be filled and his absence will be felt deeply," Bukhari said.

Besides Party President, Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir, Vice Presidents Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Ajaz Khan, Usman Majid & Ch. Zulfikar Ali, General Secretaries Rafi Ahmad Mir, Vijay Bakaya & Vikram Malhotra, Provincial President Jammu Manjit Singh, Provincial President Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Mayor Srinagar & President Youth Wing Juniad Azim Mattu, Spokesperson Javid Hassan Beigh, Vice Provincial President Jammu Asgar Ali, Provincial President Woman Namrta Sharma, DDC Chairman Srinagar Aftab Malik, State Secretary and District President Budgam Muntazir Mohi-ud-din, Chief Coordinator and District In-charge Kulgam Abdul Majeed Padder, Media Advisor Farooq Andrabi, District President Srinagar Noor Mohammad Sheikh, District President Kupwara Raja Manzoor, District President Anantnag Abdul Rahim Rather, District President Samba Raman Thappa, District President Kishtwar Mohinder Singh Parihar, District President Kathua Prem Lal, District President Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Mir, District President Ganderbal Javid Mir, District President Bandipora  Shafaat Kazmi, District President Jammu (Urban) Pranav Shagotra, District President Jammu (Rural A) Pushap Dev Kumar Uppal, District President Jammu (Rural B) Dr. Neiljan Arora,  District President Jammu (OBC Rural) Sat Paul Verma, District President Jammu (SC) Sunil Kumar Bhagat, Incharge District Udhampur Faqir Nath, Party leader and ex-MLA Kamal Arora, Party leader and ex-MLA Mumtaz Khan, Party leader and ex-MLA Qamar Hussain, Party leader and ex-MLA Ghulam Qadir Wani, State Coordinator SC Bodh Raj Bhagat, State Coordinator OBC Madan Lal Chalotra, Provincial Secretaries Javed Ahmad Mirchal, Abdul Rashid Haroon & Nazir Ahmad Wani (Dailgami), Party Coordinator North Kashmir Fazal Mehmood Beigh, Party Coordinator South  Kashmir Showkat Gayoor Andrabi, DDC Vice Chairman Srinagar Bilal Bhat, DDC Vice Chairman Shopian Irfan Manhas, DDC Vice Chairman Poonch Mohammad Ashfaq, Provincial Secretary Jammu Dr. Rohit, Vice-President OBC Jammu (Rural) Kuldeep Raj, District General Secretary Jammu SC (Rural) Ajay Rana, Apni Trade Union President Aijaz Kazmi, Youth Wing Vice President Raqeeq Ahmad Khan, General Secretaries Youth Wing Abhay Bakaya & Muzaffar Reshi, Youth Provincial President Jammu Gourav Kapoor, Youth Provincial President Kashmir Khalid Rathore, Youth District President Srinagar Mohsin Zaffar Shah, Youth District President Jammu (urban) Shivam Choudhary, and Party leader Irfan Mattoo along with other party office bearers and DDC members also conveyed their condolences.

The leadership jointly prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

"May the Almighty grant him eternal peace and give courage to the family to bear this irreparable loss," the leadership prayed.(KNS)

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