Noor Ul Hasan Andrabi
Kupwara: Acclaimed writer, poet, author Abdul Rasheed Shaheen of Takiya Khurhama Lolab left for heavenly abode after prolonged illness on Thursday evening.The deceased was the elder brother of Maqbool Nadeem, who currently is General Secretary of literary body ‘Shehjaar-i-Adab Lolab’.
The family members informed of Shaheen breathing his last around 9:30 PM at his ancestral home at Takiya Khurhama.The deceased, they said,was detected to have been suffering from a tumour by doctors a few years back and was bed-ridden since then.
The family has in the meantime announced the funeral prayers (Namaz-e-Janaza) at 09 AM on Friday morning.
Meanwhile ‘Shehjaar-i-Adab Lolab’ has expressed its deep sorrow on the demise of Shaheen,terming his death a big loss to the fraternity.They have extended their heartfelt condolences with the family members and with Maqbool Nadeem in particular.
The condolences have poured in from across different sections across the valley,with everyone unequivocally terming the death of Shaheen as a huge loss to the literary fraternity.
VC DDC Kupwara Haji Farooq Mir has also expressed his grief and sorrow on the sad demise of retired teacher and poet.
In a handout received by this newspaper Inside Kashmir, Mir said “I extend my deep sympathies to the bereaved family and pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul”.
“The deceased was pious, god fearing and a noble human being and his death is a great loss to the people of Khurhama”, he further remarked.(IK)