Popular Musician Ustad Mushtaq Saznawaz Passes Away

Srinagar- Prominent Sufiyana musician Mushtaq Ahmad Saznawaz passed away after a brief illness at his residence Danamazar Srinagar, family sources said. He was 60 and is survived by 3 children.

A popular name in Kashmiri Sufiana music, Mushtaq superannuated from the Information Department in the month of July 2022. He was the son of late Ustad Ghulam Muhmad Saznawaz Mushtaq was a very popular musician.

Dr.Rafeeq Masoodi, Former ADG Doordarshan & Secretary Cultural academy has condoled the demise and termed it a huge loss to the traditional sufi music of Kashmir. He expressed sympathies with the Saznawaz family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

The Joint Director Information Kashmir division, Inam-Ul-Haq Siddiqui has also condoled the demise of ace Santoor player and Sufiana Maestro of Kashmir, Mushtaq Ahmad Saznawaz, who was also an  ex. officials of the department after passed away on Thursday following a brief illness. In this connection, a condolence meet was chaired by the Joint Director at Division Office, Rambagh in which all the officers including Deputy Director (PR), Bilal Mukhtar; Assistant Director, M Aslam Khan; Cultural Officer, Burhan Hussain and employees participated.

The officers and employees expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Mushtaq Ahmad Saznawaz who retired from government services a few months before.

On the occasion, the participants also highlighted his contributions in the department and the field of music and said that his death is a great loss to the entire Valley.

The officers and employees also offered their deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage for the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

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