BARAMULLA: The Rasm-e-Chahrum of Dr Shujaat Bukhari, the founder and editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir news paper, was held at his home in Kreeri area of Baramulla on Monday.
Bukhari was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Thursday evening outside his office in press enclave Srinagar along with his two security guards. He was laid to rest at his native village on Friday.
Large number of people including politicians, journalists, officers, and bureaucrats reached Bukhari ‘s home and offered condolences to the family.
Former chief minister Gulam Nabi Azad, New Delhi’s interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma, Higher Education minister Imran Ansari were among the people who visited Bukhari’s home on Monday and expressed sympathies with the family.
Friends and relatives also showered flowers on the Bukhari’s grave in the morning.
Jammu and Kashmir Adab-e-Markaz Kamraz, a cultural forum of north Kashmir, of which Bukhari was a former chairman, organized a condolence meeting under the chairmanship of the noted poet Prof Rehman Rahi.
On the occasion, renowned personalities including poets writers and others associated with the forum paid tributes to the deceased besides highlighting various aspects of his life. They signified his contributions and said that such a personality has brought about revolutionary changes in the field of journalism besides terming him as an icon for younger generation.