Scribe dies in Shopian


Srinagar- A 37-year old scribe working with Sahara television died suddenly after morning prayers in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The scribe identified Gulzar Ahmad Sofi alias Gulzar Sahara had his ‘Sehri’ this morning and then had gone to offer prayers. “After coming from prayers, he slept but never woke up,” his family said.

The deceased’s daughter, according to his family, had gone to woke him up but he did not respond to her. “He was no more,” they said.

Even as the family consulted a doctor but Gulzar was no more and it was too late. The cause of his death has not been known yet but his family and friends said he was “healthy and normal”.

The deceased was working as cameraperson with the Sahara and widely respected by all quarters.

Hundreds of people, including mainstream and pro-freedom leaders, scribes, government officials and businessmen, attended the deceased’s funeral and paid tributes to him.

Meanwhile, Shopian Pulwama Journalists Guild has expressed deep sorrow over the death of noted scribe, Gulzar Ahmad Sofi, and expressed sympathy with the his family. (GNS)

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