Srinagar: Global News Service (GNS) and daily Kashmir Glory founder Tanveer-ul-Ahad passed away on Monday night.
33 years old Tanveer breathed his last after a brief illness at SMHS Hospital in Srinagar. A young and promising journalist, he started his career working with Daily Alsafa and news gathering agency PBI run by Helpline Group.
A resident of Kupwara district, later he founded his own news gathering agency GNS and daily Kashmir Glory.
His colleagues at GNS said that Tanveer reported vomiting and diarrhoea on Saturday. He was shifted to Handwara hospital where from he was referred to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar.
He was put on life support and breathed his last on Monday night, his colleague said. He is survived by his wife and three minor kids.
Post the death of the journalist, condolence messages started pouring in from by the different shades of life from Jammu and Kashmir.
JK Lieutenant Governor
In a condolence message, Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu Tuesday condoled the sad demise of Editor-in-Chief GNS and Kashmir Glory Newspaper, Tanveer ul Ahad and has prayed for peace to the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family members.
While expressing grief over the untimely demise of Taveer-ul-Ahad, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and MP Farooq Abdullah beseeched almighty Allah to bless his soul and grant him place in jannat. “Allah grant you all courage to face this great loss. Amen,”
National Conference vice president & Former JK CM Omar Abdullah expressed profound grief and shock over the demise of editor-in-chief of GNS and Kashmir Glory newspaper Mr. Tanveer ul Ahad.
The NC vice president said he stands in solidarity with Tanveer’s family in this hour of mourning and unimaginable grief and pray to Almighty to give them the strength to bear this inconsolable loss.
“He was a talented journalist and had made a mark in the field at a very young age. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace”, he added.
National Conference Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Provincial Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, Additional spokesperson Sara Hayat Shah have also expressed grief and shock over Tanveer’s demise and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
JK Pradesh Congress Committee
JKPCC President G.A.Mir conveyed the deepest condolences to the bereaved families and termed the demise of Tanveer Ul Ahad as a great loss. He expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
JK Apni Party
Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari expressed heartfelt condolences and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage to the family.
In a condolence message CPI(M) State General Secretary Mohammad Yousuf said “Indeed it is shocking and irreparable loss for all of us particularly for his near and dear ones. Do understand your pain. However were are helpless and have to bear this and continue to do our best in the interest of the organization which he headed and thereby try to serve our people,” said
Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal
In a Message Principal Secretary information and government spokesman Rohit Kansal has prayed for peace to the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family members.
Director Information Syed Sehrish Asgar
Director Information and PR Syed Sehrish Asgar also condoled the sad demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad.
“I pray to Allah to bless the departed soul with eternal peace in heaven and give enough strength to family members to bear sorrow,” she said in message.
Dr Sehrish called Tanveer’s demise as a huge loss to journalistic fraternity of Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Dr Sehrish also chaired a condolence meeting held at Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) office Jammu in which Joint Director Information Jammu, Namrata Dogra; Joint Director Headquarters, Parveen Kumar, Deputy Director PR, Mridhu Salathia and other officers participated. The participants prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed their sympathies with the bereaved family.
DC Kashmir Pandurang K. Pole
Divisional commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K. Pole in his condolence message said: “I pray to Allah to bless the departed soul with eternal peace in heaven and give enough strength to family members to bear sorrow.”
Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg (IAS) has expressed grief over demise of Tanveer ul Ahad.
In a condolence message, “may the great soul rest in peace and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family members.”
Khalid Jahangir and B.B Vyas
Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board chairman Khalid Jahangir also expressed condolences.. Former Chief Secretary of erstwhile J-K and presently UPSC member B B Vyas also expressed condolences.
Prominent Women Politician and President Women Wing of PDP Safina Baig condoled the death with a prayer for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed heartfelt condolences on Tanveer’s demise with his family and journalist fraternity of Jammu and Kashmir.
Waseem Reza Kashmiri
With profound grief and sorrow, Kashmir`s Islamic Seminary Scholar & Founder of Wilayat Times, Waseem Reza has expressed his condolences over the sad demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad, the valley based young journalist and Chief Editor of GNS (Global News Service) & Daily Newspaper Kashmir Glory.
In his condolence message from Qom Iran, Seminary Scholar of Al-Mustafa (PBUH) International University & JK based out Socio-Political activist Waseem Reza said “Tanveer-ul-Ahad was my good friend and I always find him peace loving and pro unity voice. He was a hard working journalist and kind hearted person. He will be remembered for the many contributions he made to Kashmir’s progress in building a dynamic and responsible press as well as raising socio-political issues of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Lastly he prayed for the highest standards in Jannah for the deceased and offered condolences to his family and the whole media community especially with the team of GNS and said in such a crucial and critical time we stand with deceased family.
Ghulam Hassan Kaloo
JK Press Association(JKPA) headed by GH Kaloo condole the demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad, describing him as “an embodiment of many virtues and gentleman of par excellence.”
JKPA said he would always help the needy and would involve himself in highlighting the welfare issues of general public. Hence his death has been mourned widely, particularly by the J-K journalistic Fraternity, the association said.
“It is matter of grief and sad moment for entire journalist fraternity in J&K that Tanveer-ul-Ahad passed away at very young age. I am forced to place on record the integrity uprightness of late Tanveer. Last but not the least, Tanveer was non-controversial journalist with deep sense of news making besides being out and out gentleman,” Salim Pandit, senior journalist said.
President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik while condoling the sad demise of Tanveer-ul-Ahad prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul. “May Allah gives courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.”
Mohammad Aslam Bhat
Kashmir News Service (KNS) Managing Director Mohammed Aslam Bhat on Tuesday expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of GNS Editor in Chief Tanveer and termed his death tragic and deeply disturbing.
While expressing solidarity with the family of deceased, he prayed for their patience at this hour of great loss.
The KNS MD termed the demise of GNS Editor in Chief as an irrepairable loss for Jammu and Kashmir’s journalistic fraternity and also heighted the immense contributions of Tanveer in seeking resolutions to the woes of common masses facing on day to day basis.
Bilal Bashir Bhat
Young Kashmiri journalist of Kashmir Bilal Bashir Bhat expressed heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of Tanveer ul Ahad and termed the contributions of the departed soul as valuable to society.
Founder of One of its first Online portal “Only Kashmir” from J&K and Chief Editor of Dilay Srinagar Jung Bilal Bashir Bhat prayed for peace to the departed soul and extended sympathies to the bereaved family.
J&K Young Journalist Association
The members of Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association (JKYJA) in a bid to pay tributes to the departed soul held a condolence meeting wherein prayers were made for his eternal peace and solidarity with the bereaved family expressed.
Pertinently, the meet was presided by the President Ajaz Ahmed War and attended by senior members Peer Viquar, Bilal Bashir Bhat, Umer Bhat, Bilal Furqani, Rameez Makhdoomi, Mir Imran, Majid Kapra and others.
Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir
G N Var President Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) while expressing grief and sorrow over the sad demise termed Tanveer as a most noble and gentle soul.
“He was a young upcoming journalist and would always highlight the miseries and hardship of common masses. The deceased was a person of great potential and had high dreams but alas in his death we lost an able soul,” he said prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. He expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family. “The members of the Association prayed to almighty to give courage to the family and grant Jannah to the departed soul.”
Describing Tanveer-ul-Ahad as a journalist par excellence, editor-in-chief of monthly Payam-e-Talaba, Umar Sultan, has expressed deep shock on the sad demise of founder editor of GNS and Kashmir Glory.
“Tanveer was a personal friend and colleague from more than last ten years and his untimely death has created a void in Kashmir press,” he said, adding, “Tanveer was a humble human being, always available to help people in distress. He will be remembered for his incisive journalistic and management skills, which enabled him to start his own newspaper as well as news gathering agency, GNS. With his hard work and determination, GNS soon emerged as credible news gathering agency breaking news from all parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Tanveer was not only a journalist, he was a humanitarian activist.”
Meanwhile Hilal Turkei Chairman of Cross LOC trade Union Salamabad Uri District Baramulla Kashmir, Prominent Trade Leader & Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) headed by Aijaz Khan, General Secretary and Government Employees Conference president Ishtiaq Beigh, Press Council Of Mendhar Poonch among many others expressed the condolences.