The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed its deep shock and grief over the demise of noted journo icon Ved Bhasin. The legend of journalism popularly known as the “Grand Old Man of English Journalism in Jammu and Kashmir passed away late last night. Bhasin remained active in journalism for nearly six decades. He was the editor of daily “Kashmir Times” from 1964 till 2000. In a statement to KNS, expressing heartfelt condolences with the bereaved family, the party president, Mehbooba Mufti & general Secretary Nizamudin Bhat said the deceased was an inspiring personality who with his social service and public good has inspired many and will be remembered for long. Exprsseing his death as personal loss Nizmauidn Bhat said that he has lost a humble teacher and guide. While praying for his everlasting peace, the Leaders said the deceased was a humble and pious human being who would always stand by the side of needy and would be known for his uncompromising secular views and support for unprivileged sections of the society. Among other leaders who extended their sympathies with the bereaved family include Senior party leaders Muzaffar Hussain Baig MP, Tariq Hameed Karra, MP, Mohammad Dilawar Mir, Mohammad Sartaj Madni, Rafi Ahmad Mir party General Secretary, Mehboob Baig, Chief Spokesperson of the party, Peer Mansoor Hussain Political Advisor to President JKPDP, Peer Mohammad Hussain senior leader, Nazir Ahmad Laway MP, Fayaz Ahmad Mir, MP, Ab Rehman Veeri MLA & Hon’ble Minister, Naeem Akhter MLC & Hon’ble Minister, Syed Basharat Bukhari MLA& Hon’ble Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu, MLA& Hon’ble Minister, Ab Haq Khan, MLA& Hon’ble Minister, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, MLA& Hon’ble Minister, Javaid Mustafa Mir MLA& Hon’ble Minister, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, MLA & Hon’ble Minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari, MLA& Hon’ble Minister, Choudhry Zulufqar Ah, MLA& Hon’ble Minister, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, MLC & Honble Minister, Ab Majeed Padder, MLA& Hon’ble Minister, Asiea Naqash MLA & Hon’ble Minister, Haji Anayat Ali Hon’ble Chairman Legislative Council, party legislators Mohammad Khalil Bandh, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Molvi Aabid Hussain Ansari, Mohammad Abass Wani, Yawar Dilawar Mir, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Adv Mohd Yousuf Bhat, Syed Farooq Andrabi, Ab Rahim Rather, Syed Baqir Rizvi, Anjum Fazilli, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Mohammad Khurshid Alam, Saifudin Bhat, Yasir Reshi, Firdous Tak, Chief Coordinators, Mufti Sajjad Hussain and Raja Aijaz Ali, Ab Hameed Kosheen; Youth President Waheed Ur Rehman Parra, Sofi Ab Gaffar, Qazi Mohammad Afzal, Mohamamd Shafi Wani, Zaffar Mehraj, Faqir Mohammad Khan, Nazir Ahmad Yatoo, Bashir Ahmad Mir, Nisar Ahmad Mandoo, Mudasir Amin Khan, Imran Amin Shah, Ab Wahid Dar, S K Raina, Nanaji Wattal, and all other party leaders.
2015 Kashmir Despatch