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Kashmiri woman succumbs to Covid19 in Dubai

A 34-year-old Kashmiri woman succumbed to Covid19 at a Dubai hospital on Friday afternoon, taking the number of Kashmiris outside the Valley succumbing to the deadly virus to two. On Thursday, father of a Kashmiri dentist had passed away due to the pandemic in UK.

Family members of the deceased woman confirmed to the Greater Kashmir from Dubai about the death. “She was diagnosed Corona positive on March 31. We are devastated by this news and urge everyone back home in Kashmir to pray for the departed soul,” Junaid Bashir Lone, a cousin of the deceased informed the Greater Kashmir from Dubai.

The deceased hails from Nawab Bazar in downtown Srinagar. The woman has left behind family of four, including husband and three daughters. While one of the daughters is 1 year old, the other two daughters are aged 2 years and 6 years. The deceased was the daughter of late Farooq Lone, who was a producer at Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC), University of Kashmir. She was the wife of a Dubai-based Kashmiri businessman, Majid Rafiq Shah. The deceased had pursued a masters degree in computer sciences.

Meanwhile, family members of the deceased in Srinagar have urged people to pray for the departed soul from their homes and avoid visiting the residence in view of the prevailing situation owing to Covid19.

Source: Greater Kashmir