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Bashir Ahmad Shawl’s death widely condoled
SRINAGAR, July 5: The death of Bashir Ahmad Shawl from the well known Shawl family of Khanyar , who passed away Thursday afternoon , was widely condoled by socio-cultural circles here . He was 80 and was not keeping good health for quite sometime .

His mortal remains were laid to eternal rest at the family’s ancestral graveyard in Khanyar here late Wednesday evening. A large number of people from different walks of life joined the funeral and visited their house throughout the day today to pay their condolences to the bereaved family.

The members and staff of Amar Singh Club, of which the deceased was a senior member, held a condolence meeting soon fter hearing about his death on Wednesday evening to pay homage to the departed soul. The members expressed their profound grief and sorrow at the sad demise of B.A.Shawl , paid homage to him and prayed for peace to the departed soul. The Club remained closed on Friday as a mark of respect to the deceased member who used to take keen interest in the activities of the club.

Expressing his profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Bashir Ahmad Shawl , the chairman of the Kashmir Times Group of Publications, Ved Bhasin, described it as a grave loss t o the socio-cultural life of Kashmir and a personal loss to him. In a condolence message he described the deceased as a lovable , affectionate and considerate friend for the lost over six decades. He said that Shawl represented the composite culture of Kashmir and always stood for its rich traditions of peace, communal harmony , love and compassion. With a profound knowledge of Kashmir’s rich history and civilization, Bashir Ahmad Shawl always cherished Kashmir’s sufi culture.

Several other organizations too condoled Shawl’s death and paid rich tributes to him for his qualities of head and heart.

News Updated at : Friday, July 5, 2013
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