Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) today held a condolence meeting wherein rich tributes were paid to renowned writer, photojournalist, poet and author, Maqbool Sahil, who passed away on Tuesday due to a massive heart attack.
While praying for the eternal peace of the departed soul, it was decided that as a token to respect to Late Sahil’s contribution to the field of media, KEG will be paying Rs. 2 Lakh to the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, Maqbool Sahil was laid to rest at his ancestral village, Adhal Dull Kokernag in south Kashmir on Wednesday morning. Large number of people from various walks of life participated in the funeral prayers.
Born in 1968 at Adhal village, Sahil belonged to a clan of Khokhar Rajputs. His father Mohammad Jamal-ud-Din Khokhar had nicknamed him Sahil, which he later used as his pen name.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condoled the demise of journalist, author and writer, Maqbool Saahil who passed away yesterday at Srinagar.
In her condolence message, the Chief Minister said the contribution made by late Maqbool Saahil in strengthening vernacular media in the State and preserving, promoting and protecting Pahari language and literature would long be remembered.
Mehbooba Mufti has conveyed her heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family of late Maqbool Saahil while praying for peace to the departed soul.