Srinagar: National Conference President, Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday expressed profound grief over the demise of noted Dogri Novelist and Poet Padma Shri Awardee Padma Sachdeva Ji.
In his condolence message, Dr Farooq said “The news of Padma Ji’s passing away marks an end to an era; she was a renaissance figure in the field of Dogri literature. The versatile personality of Padma Ji will be remembered for her immense contribution to Dogri literature. She wrote as she saw, as she felt without dilution and with rare sensitivity and empathy for her characters. Her story telling magic, her couplets have immortalized her. On her demise, I pay my tributes to her and pray for peace to her departed soul. I express my unison with the bereaved family members and numerous followers and admirers of her at this difficult time,” he said.
Omar Abdullah in his condolence message said, “A Novelist, a poet, a vocalist and a broadcaster, she donned various roles during her lifetime and earned laurels for Jammu and Kashmir. Her demise has created a void in the literary circles of Jammu and Kashmir. Her passing away is indeed a huge loss for Jammu and Kashmir. On her demise, I pay my heartfelt tributes to her. Sharing in the grief of bereaved family, friends and admirers at this difficult time; I pray for eternal peace to her departed soul,” he said.