Srinagar 18 June: The Rasm-e-Chahrum of top, noted journalist Shujaat Bukhari was observed today on Monday, 18 June 2018. The bereaved family accepted condolences at the family’s residence at Kreeri, Baramulla.Shujaat Bukhari, a senior journalist known to be a fearless voice in Kashmir, was shot dead on Thursday evening in an attack that has left the nation in shock and journalists numb with grief.
People from all the prominent fields visited the residence of Shujaat Bukhari to pay their condolences and express their obituary to the bereaved and grief struck family.
From Poets to Politicians, Doctors to Engineers, Lawyers to Journalists thousands thronged to the residence of Shujaat Bukhari to express their anguish, condolence, salutation, obituary to the departed soul and pain hit family.
In morning, Senior Journalist Iftikhar Geelani wrote a moving tribute on Facebook. He wrote: At Srinagar airport right now returning to Delhi. The moment I miss Shujat –the most. Since his residence was near airport– used to be my last stop often before leaving Kashmir. He would often drop me at airport, make sure, I don’t have to wait or stand in queue. Knowing that I abhor special treatment, he would surreptitiously pass message to airport staff to take care..I passed through his residence a while ago. Stopped at the entrance, thinking Shujat will soon emerge and in his typical wry style bid adieu to Delhi wala. The gates were locked. Housekeeper Bashir also seemed left to ancestral village.
Ghālib’-e-Khasta Ke Baġhair Kaun se Kaam Band Haiñ
Roiye Zaar Zaar Kyā Kījiye Haa.e Haa.e Kyuuñ “
Former Chief Minister and senior congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad while visiting his residence stated: “Sujhaat Bukhari was a great human, social worker and wanted peace and reconciliation for entire region. He was a journalist of par excellence. He shined in both English and Urdu Journalism and made name for himself while working for the Hindu and his own publications. He was against bloodshed. He will be always remembered.”
Scores opf trade delegations, lawyer’s forums and journalist bodies visited the residence of Shujaat Bukhari and paid glowing tributes to him. (KNB)