Dr Farooq Abdullah, Sagar, party functionaries offer floral tributes, Fateh prayers at final resting place of Sheikh Nazir Ahmed on his 6th death anniversary


 Srinagar, 24 February: (KNS)  The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Wednesday led party functionaries in offering floral tributes and Fateh prayers at the graveyard of Party Stalwart Sheikh Nazir Ahmed on his 6th death anniversary at his ancestral graveyard at Malik Sahib Shrine in Soura.


 Among others Central Secretary Irfan Ahmed Shah, Provincial Secretary Advocate Showkat Ahmed Mir, District President Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmed, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar and scores of YNC, parent body functionaries also participated in the Fateh Khawani. The occasion was marked by recitals of verses from the holy Quran.


Addressing the Party Functionaries, Party General Secretary said that the sincerity, conviction, perseverance and idealism, virtues which are rare in new breed of politicians formed the template of Nazir Sahib’s personal life and politics. An institution unto himself, Sagar said Sheikh Nazir Sahib never compromised on his ideals. He said that the late leader was brought up in the mould of Sher-e-Kashmir ideology. “He was a pillar of strength for the party. He was looked up to for inspiration by all of us in the party. The best tribute to him on his death anniversary would be by imbibing the zest with which he served the party. His doors were always open for the party workers. He was a “to-go-to” person for party workers; he was always concerned about the party’s grassroots level workers. Moreover, he belonged to the tribe of those great men and women who suffered immensely alongside Sher-e-Kashmir for the restoration of the rights of people of Jammu and Kashmir. On his death anniversary, I pay my earnest tributes to him. May Almighty grant him the highest stations in Jannah,” he said.


Later, Party President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah, who was in Jammu, reached Srinagar in the afternoon and straightway set out to offer Floral tributes and Fateh at the final resting place of party stalwart Sheikh Nazir Ahmed at Malik Sahib Shrine in Soura. Party President offered floral tributes and Fateh at the graveyard and prayed to Almighty to raise the stations of the late leader in the highest echelons of Jannat. On the occasion he said, “Uncompromising on his principles and beliefs, which he had inherited from Sher-e-Kashmir, and Madre Meharban, he was a strong spirited person. His matchless contribution towards strengthening the party will be remembered for all the times to come. A statesman to his core, he stood for his principles until his last breath. Today on his 6th death anniversary, I pay my earnest tributes to him. May Almighty grant him the highest echelons in Jannat,” he said.


Earnest tributes and homage was paid to Sheikh Nazir Sahib at Party’s Jammu headquarter Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan, where Party’s Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal led the party functionaries in paying glowing tributes to the party stalwart. Resounding tributes were paid to the late leader at all district headquarters across Jammu and Kashmir. Radiant tributes were also paid to the late leader at party’s Chenab, Pir Panchal and Kargil unit, where functionaries recalled his immense contribution to the party. (KNS) 

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