Srinagar/Nov,20 : Mudasir Ali, a promising journalist of Kashmir valley who was presently associated with the editorial team of English Daily ” Greater Kashmir” die of cardiac arrest at the young age of 37 years Friday morning. The shocking news of Mudasir Ali’s demise was received with shock and grief by the media fraternity,political leaders, and civil society.
His brother Jehangir Ali took to social networking site face book to confirm the death of Mudasir Ali as he wrote “My brother Mudasir Ali has left this materialistic world”. His colleagues say that he had complained of chest pain Thursday night and succumbed before he could be moved to a hospital.
Hailing from the Charar-e-Shareef area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, Ali was also contributing fo popular news portal “The Wire”. Expressing his shock and grief over Mudasir Ali’s sudden demise founding editor of The Wire, Siddharth Varadarajan wrote on his twitter handle “Mudasir was an outstanding journalist who reported for @thewire_in from J&K from 2016. Diligent, resourceful and meticulous in his work, his death last night of a heart attack is a huge loss.” . Mudasir Ali was a pass out of Kashmir University’s Mass Communication and Journalism department. Showkat Shafi a senior functionary of the Media Education & Research Centre (ME&RC) Kashmir University recounted his conduct as a student and called him a media professional of integrity and commitment. Several media associations of Jammu & Kashmir have also expressed grief and shock over the demise of Mudasir Ali.
Apni Party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday expressed deep shock and grief over the demise of noted journalist, Mudasir Ali. In a condolence message issued here, Bukhari described Mudasir as a professional journalist who would never compromise on ethics of journalism. “The deceased was decent and thorough gentleman who would always keep a sweet smile on his face. Though young but he was an astute journalist who would come up with mind-boggling investigative stuff in his new stories highlighting the shortcomings in our governance system,” Bukhari recalled.
Several senior political leaders have also the condoled the demise of Mudasir Ali. Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, his relatives, friends and colleagues besides the management and editorial staff of Greater Kashmir where the deceased was working presently the Jammu & Kashmir Apni President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage for the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.
Expressing his shock and grief over the demise of Mudasir Ali the Chairman People’s Democratic Front (PDF) Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen said “Mudasir Ali was a promising journalist par excellence , a noble and humble soul”. He said untimely demise of Mudasir Ali was a great loss which has created a deep void in the field of journalism. He also conveyed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.