Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday handed over a sum of Rs 5 lakh to Kashmir Editors Guild, (KEG) for the family of journalist Maqbool Sahil. She said she was pained to hear the news about Sahil’s demise at the peak of his journalistic career.
Mufti assured that she will ensure that the family of Late Sahil will not face a survival crisis and will see the possibility of making some permanent source of income for the family.
Notably, KEG had called on the Chief Minister here to apprise her about the issues related to media and efforts being made by Finance and Information departments to manage them.
It was during the discussion that the case of Late Maqbool Sahil was taken up by the KEG President with the Chief Minister, a statement issued by the media body said.
Maqbool Sahil (53), who passed away on Tuesday last here in Srinagar was working as senior editor with ‘Kashmir Parcham’ and ‘Buland Kashmir’, Urdu publications of Kashmir Media House group.
Sahil, author of many books was a prolific writer and a well known journalist and photographer. He is survived by his wife and six kids.