Farooq, Omar saddened

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Srinagar: The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of noted scholar and Grand Mufti of J&K, Mufti Azam Bashir-ud-din.
Farooq while expressing grief over the demise, in a statement said, “Kashmir has lost a towering personality, who had carved a space for himself in the scholarly corridors of Kashmir. His scholarly attainments and penchant for Islamic learning will be remembered for the times to come. I pray for peace to the soul of departed and strength to the grief-stricken family to bear the loss.”
Omar Abdullah while condoling the demise of Grand Mufti said, “Mufti Azam was a known socio-religious personality. He will be remembered for his literary disposition, humanness. May almighty grant Jannah to the soul of departed”