Padma Bhushan awardee, Veteran Gujjar leader Mian Bashir Ahmed passes away

Srinagar, Aug 14 (KNS) : Padma Bhushan awardee , Veteran Gujjar leader Mian Bashir Ahmed passed away  at his native village Wangat Kangan, in Central kashmir's Ganderbal District.

 He was the son of a top Gujjar leader and saint Mian Nizam Din Larvi and Father of former Minister Mian  Altaf Ahmad .

He according to his family breathed his last at about 10:00PM and Nimaz e Jinazah will be performed tomorrow 4 Pm at Mizar Shrief Baba ji Sahib Larvilocated at Baba Nagari Wangat, Kangan.

Mian Bashir Ahmed Laaravi was born November 1923 .He was a Minister in Shiekh Abdullahs cabinet .Later he left politics and start working for Islamic Sufi tradition and to help down trodden people.

In 2008 he was honored with ‘Padma Bhushan” Award Third highest Award of India for his extraordinary service for Gujjar, Bakarwal and other downtrodden groups.(KNS)

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