Plant man of Kashmir no more

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Srinagar: Well-known plant taxonomist Dr. A. R. Naqshi former faculty at the Department of Botany, University of Kashmir passed away after brief illness on Wednesday.
Dr. Naqshi famously known as plant man of Kashmir has immensely contributed in the scientific documentation of floral wealth of J&K state. During his active service, spanning more than three decades, Dr. Naqshi had undertaken botanical exploration across the entire state including far-flung areas of Gurez, Nubra, Zanskar and other such areas. Dr. Naqshi has been the pioneer in the establishment of internationally recognized KASH herbarium-a rich repository representing floral heritage of the state.