Slain Hajin Teen Acted in Bollywood Blockbuster


SRINAGAR — Thousands of people Monday attended funeral prayers of two Hajin teenagers killed in an encounter in Mujgund on the outskirts of Srinagar on Sunday.

“A sea of people including women and children marched with the bodies of young teens — Mudasir Rasheed Parray and Saqib Bilawal Sheikh through the streets of Hajin raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans in the town.” 

Saqib Bilawal had acted in Haider, a 2014 Bollywood movie featuring Shahid Kapoor in the lead role.

Both the boys were football aficionados who used to play the game for hours at Hajin’s Eidgah, the same place where their funeral prayers were offered.

A bright student who had passed his class 10 exams with good marks, Saqib Bilawal was known in his hometown for his cameo role in the Bollywood movie.

Produced and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, “Haider” was a film adaptation of  William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet and an adaptation of Basharat Peer’s memoir Curfewed Night.

 Mudasir worked as a labourer to support his family after attending his school.

 He is survived by his ailing parents, a handicapped brother and a 10-year-old sister, according to reports.  (Agencies)


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