Srinagar, Nov 25: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation front (JKLF), Mohammad Yasin Malik Saturday recalled the contribution of Khawaja Sanaullah Bhat of daily Aftab and Sofi Ghulam Muhammad of Srinagar times on their death anniversary.
In a statement issued to KNS, Malik said, “Khawaja Sanaullah Bhat Aftab and Sofi Ghulam Muhammad of Srinagar times were shining stars of our journalistic history. They were historical personalities whose social and literary works will always be written in Golden words.”
Addressing a condolence meeting at JKLF headquarters held in memory of these stalwarts, Malik said that “these people represent the glorious page of our history and their social works should always be remembered.”
Malik while recalling his close association with Khawaja said that he was like a fatherly person to him and always remained at his back in odd times.
“Khawaja Sanaullah Butt was a brave, fearless, and straight forward person, a dynamic and fearless writer and patriot.
He always wrote what he thought was right and fruitful for the society. He never wrote to please anybody or for getting any personal benefits,” Malik said. Malik said that Khawaja loved Allah and his heart was full of love for Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
He said that he encouraged and taught the new generation of Kashmiris, provided them knowledge and educated them to serve society.
“This is his biggest contribution to this oppressed nation and today while we observe his day and remember him, we need to introspect and try to adhere to the high principles and standards set by the great intellectual and saint,” he said.
Recalling the great personality of Sofi Ghulam Muhammad of Srinagar times, Malik said he was a writer who had courage to stand for the truth in worst situations.
He said that a person who serves his people and leaves better legacy for them is always remembered by nations and Sofi was such a person.
Malik also prayed for the heavenly abode for Khawaja and Sofi and prayed to Allah almighty for their heavenly abode.
Meanwhile, JKLF chairman has paid tributes to veteran businessman and well-wisher Haji Ghulam Nabi Nadaf @Abba who left for heavenly abode yesterday.
Malik along with a delegation visited the residence of the deceased and expressed solidarity with his bereaved family.
JKLF chairman while praying for the heavenly abode of the deceased, also prayed for the patience to his bereaved family. (KNS)