SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice President Mohammad Sartaj Madni has expressed grief over the demise of party’s senior leader and former forest minister Sofi Ghulam Mohiudin of Hanwara who breathed his last at his residence after a prolonged illness.
In a condolence message, Madni expressed Sofi as a “dedicated socio- political figure who has done a lot for needy and deserving people” in the state and hilly district in particular. “Sofi was an inspiring personality who with socio-political services and public good has inspired many and will be remembered for long.”
He prayed for the everlasting peace to the departed soul and expressed sympathy with the bereaved family.
Terming Sofi a “seasoned politician”, party general secretary Nizmaudin Bhat said that absence of his engagement in conduct and pursuit of political instructions would be felt by society at large. “During his active politics, Sofi remained committed for the up-liftment of downtrodden section of the society and always stood by the side of needy.”
Among other leaders who extended their sympathies with the bereaved family include senior party leaders Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Mohammad Dilawar Mir, Peerzada Mansoor Hussain, Peer Mohammad Hussain; party General Secretaries, Rafi Ahmad Mir, Qazi Mohammad Afzal, Ved Mahajan and Mehboob Iqbal,Ch Qammer Hussain, chief spokesperson of the party Mehboob Baig; Senior Leaders Dr Shafi Ahmad Wani, Sofi Ab Gaffar, Ab Razaq Zawoora, State Secretaries, Mufti Sajad Hussain, Raja Aijaz Ali, Ab Hameed Kosheen, Haji Anayat Ali, Ab Rehman Veeri; Syed Basharat Bukhari Hon’ble Minister; Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, Ab Haq Khan, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Syed Altaf Bukhari, Dr Haseeb Drabu, Naeem Akhter, Choudhry Zulfiqar Ah, Asiea Naqash, Syed Farooq Andrabi, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Javaid Mustafa Mir, Mohammad Khalil Bandh, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Ab Majeed Padder, Molvi Abid Hussain Ansari, Javaid Hussain Baig, Mohammad Abass Wani, Yawar Dilawar Mir, Noor Mohammad Sheikh, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Adv Mohd Yousuf Bhat, Raja Manzoor, Mushtaq Ahamd Shah, Shah Mohammad Tantrey, Ch Qammer, Ab Rahim Rather, Anjum Fazilli, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Yashpal Sharma, Saifudin Bhat, Yasir Reshi, Javaid Mirchal, Firdous Tak, Surinder Choudhry Vikramaditya Singh, Syed Asgar Ali, Nazir Ahmad Laway, Fayaz Ahmad Mir, Youth President Waheed Ur Rehman Parra, Bashir Ahmad Mir, Nayeema Mehjoor, Haji Parvez Bhat, Attaullah Simnani, Bari Andrabi, Ab Salam Reshi, Gulzar Ahmad, Er,Nazir Ahmad Yatoo; Showkat Gayoor Andrabi; District Presidents Muntazir Mohiudin; Irshad Rasool Kar; Adv Javaid Ahmad, Farooq Ganderbali and all other party leaders.