Senior KAS Officer among three die in Doda road accident


Doda: A senior KAS officer Mr Kalyan Singh Parihar, presently posted as Additional Secretary R&B today  died  in a tragic road accident when the car in which he was travelling along with three other members of his family skidded off the road near petrol pump Khellani on Batote –Doda, NH.

He was travelling with his wife Anita Devi, Aunt Uma Devi and brother-in-law Vinkal Kumar when the tragedy stuck. His wife and Aunt also died in the accident whereas his brother-in-law received grave injuries and was airlifted to GMC Jammu.

He was travelling to his native village Jodhpur to attend the funeral of his father who died last night. Passersby immediately rushed the occupants of the car to District Hospital Doda where except Vinkal Kumar all were declared brought dead.

Governor N. N. Vohra has expressed grief over the tragic demise of Kalyan Singh, a 1999 batch KAS officer, and his wife in a road accident. 

In a condolence message, the Governor has conveyed his heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed souls.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and Member Parliament, Ms Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and shock over the death of KAS officer, Kalyan Singh Parihar, his wife and other family members in a tragic road accident near Khellani, Doda.

Mehbooba in her condolence message while praying for the eternal peace of the departed souls has expressed heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family.

Deputy Commissioner Doda Mr Bhupinder Kumar , SSP Doda Mr Z.N Manhas   and other officers have  expressed grief and deep shock at the tragic  demise of the dynamic KAS officer .

Former Minister for Public Works and MLA Amirakadal Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has expressed profound grief over the deaths of Kalyan Singh.

Bukhari expressed his condolences with the bereaved family, and prayed for peace to the departed souls.

“The deceased officer will be remembered for his remarkable contribution in the department of Public Works. He was a dedicated officer and served in various capacities leaving indelible marks of fairness and probity. I am also grieved to hear that Mr. Kalyan was on way to home at Doda to attend his father’s last rites,” Bukhari said while praying for peace to the departed souls.

Recalling his short tenure at civil secretariat, the former Minister for Public Works said that the deceased KAS Officer  was noble, soft spoken and sharp to comprehend the nuances of his assignment.

He expressed solidarity with the bereaved family especially the children of the deceased couple.

The Advisors to the Governor, Mr  Parvez Dewan and Mr Khurshid Ahmad Ganai have condoled untimely demise of Additional Secretary R&B, Mr  Kalyan Singh Parihar and his wife, who met a tragic road accident today while travelling from Jammu to Doda.

Former Minister and MLA Darhal Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has condolded untimely demise of KAS officer Kalyan Singh and his wife in road accident at Doda.

Kalyan Singh was senior KAS Officer of 2001 batch and he was serving as Additional Secretary R&B. He died in a swift car accident at Khilani Doda. His wife also among the dead. His father died yesterday and was on way to home at Doda for his cremation when the tragedy struck.

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali expressed shock over the tragedic accident and condoled the same demise of this KAS officer. He prayed almighty to give peace to the departed soul.

 Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said that state lost a responsible and dedicated officer who have worked in the state in various capacities and served the people for which he will be remembered forever.

 Former Education Minister and senior leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Naeem Akthar, expressed his grief and shock on the sad demise of KAS Officer, Kalyan Singh and his family members, who lost their lives in a tragic road accident at Kehlani near Doda this morning.

Expressing his sorrow over the tragic accident, which claimed lives of a brilliant KAS officer and his family members, Naeem Akthar said that death of Kalyan Singh was great loss to the State. He further added Kalyan Singh, a senior KAS officer of 2001, was an honest and capable officer fully dedicated towards causes of general public especially poor masses. “I am deeply shocked and saddened to know about the death of Kalyan Singh and his other family members”, Akthar said in his message.

Naeem Akthar expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls and grant of courage to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss.

A condolence meeting was held at Civil Secretariat here this afternoon in which Chief Secretary, Administrative Secretaries, KAS Officers Association, senior officers  and secretariat  employees expressed shock and grief over the tragic accident in which three other family members of the KAS officer also died.

The participants observed two minute silence to pay homage to the departed souls. Chief Secretary along with the participants expressed sympathies with the bereaved family members and relatives of the KAS officer and prayed for peace to the departed souls.

A condolence meeting was also held in the office chambers of Mr Rohit Kansal, Commissioner/Secretary PW(R&B)/PHE Department today which was attended by Special Secretary PW(R&B) Majid K A Drabu,  Tariq Ahmad, Director Planning PW(R&B), Chief Engineers PW(R&B) Department, MD JKPCC, Mohammad Rafiq, Additional Secretary PHE, P R Katoch, Additional Secretary PHE, Rajesh Talwar, Director Finance PW(R&B) and others officers/officials of PW(R&B) and PHE Departments, wherein two minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect for the departed soul.

Remembering Mr Singh as a hardworking, helpful and dedicated officer with positive influence on his colleagues and subordinates, the officers expressed deep grief and sorrow over his  tragic and untimely death  and conveyed deep sympathies with the bereaved  family and prayed for  peace to the departed soul.

Chief Secretary, B R Sharma has expressed profound grief over the death of Additional Secretary, Public Works (R&B) Department, Kalyan Singh Parihar in a tragic road accident near Khellani, Doda.

















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