Mufti, Mehbooba others express grief over Bhasin’s demise

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SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has deeply condoled the sad demise of veteran journalist and Chairman, KT Group of Publications, Ved Bhasin, who passed away late last night in the winter capital.
In his condolence message, Mufti Sayeed described the death of Ved Bhasin as a huge personal loss, adding he had been his close associate for decades. “Ved Saab was a personal companion, whose friendship I always cherished. The void left behind by him will be very difficult to fill,” he added.
Member Parliament and President PDP, Mehbooba Mufti, has expressed grief over the sad demise of noted icon of journalism and Chairman, Kashmir Times Group of Publications, Ved Bhasin.
Expressing heartfelt condolence with the bereaved family, Mehbooba Mufti said the deceased was an inspiring personality who with his social service and public good has inspired many and will be remembered for long.
In his message, Governor NN Vohra prayed prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear their loss.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh has condoled the demise of Ved Bhasin.
He described Bhasin  as one of the iconic figures of journalism  who always stood for upholding its ethics.
Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo said the deceased was a humble and pious human being who would always stand by the side of needy and would be known for his uncompromising secular views and support for unprivileged sections of the society.
Director General of Police, Mr. K. Rajendra Kumar also expressed condolences on the sad demise of founder of leading daily Kashmir Times, who passed away last night at Jammu.
A condolence meeting was convened in the Directorate of Information here Friday which was chaired by Director General Information, Zaffar Ahmad Bhat.
Paying rich tributes to Ved Bhasin, the meeting recalled his contribution in fathering the new era of English journalism in Jammu and Kashmir.

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