SRINAGAR: Valley’s prominent businessman, Syed Mohammad Syeed Kazmi passed away on Sunday at his Soura residence.
The deceased was the father of President, Kashmir Small Scale Industries Association (KSSIA) Baghi Ali Mardan Khan and Speaker FCIK, Syed Fazal Illahi.
Hundreds of industrialists from across the valley thronged at the deceased’s residence to extend sympathies with the bereaved family. A condolence meeting of KSSIA was held under the chairmanship of its vice-president, Nazir Ahmad Magrey, at Industrial Estate, Baghi Ali Mardan Khan in which deceased’s role in promotion of trade and industry was hailed.
President FCIK Mohammad Ashraf Mir termed the demise as a great loss to the industrial and trade fraternity of the valley. Former FCIK president, Shakeel Qalander said the deceased was 1stgeneration entrepreneur whose role in growth and promotion of Kashmir handicrafts cannot be undermined.
The congregational Fateha is scheduled to be held on Wednesday at 11am at their ancestral graveyard, Malkhah near Moulvi Maqbara.