Srinagar, Mar 21: Jammu Kashmir Police Chief has condoled the demise of noted journalist and writer Maqbool Sahil.
In a tweet by Jammu Kashmir Police stated that
DGP @spvaid has condoled the sudden and sad demise of Sh Mohammed Maqbool Sahil a well known journalist and writer of Kashmir.DGP has extended his heartfelt condolences to bereaved family and to @bukharishujaat with whose group of publication Sh Sahil was working.
Maqbool Sahil passed away on Tuesday evening here. Reports said Sahil collapsed while walking in Lal Bazar area of the city.
Sahil, who also wrote poetry and was an avid photographer.
He was born in 1968 in Adhal village of south Kashmir’s Kokernag area in a clan of Khokhar Rajputs. His father Mohammad Jamal-ud-Din Khokhar called him Sahil, which would later become his pen name. Maqbool graduated with Bachelors in Science from SP College.
In 1989, he joined Urdu newspaper ‘Daily Aftab’ as assistant editor. He joined Urdu weekly ‘Chattan’ in 1999, where he would write investigative pieces. (CNS)