Chaman Lal Gupta

Elected thrice to Lok Sabha and twice to assembly, Prof Chaman Lal Gupta was BJP’s towering leader who was respected by all Kashmir parties. However, his direct involvement in cross-voting in the assembly had...

Jagmohan Malhotra

Jagmohan Malhotra (September 25, 1927 –May 3, 2021) Jagmohan’s role as J&K governor again in focus after his death writes Zahoor Malik The passing away of Jagmohan Malhotra recently again brought into focus his role as governor...

The Versatile Vice-Chancellor

by Ikhlaq Qadri Exactly this was a time of the year, 13 years ago in 2008, spring officially sprung, that I was finally a graduate. Out of college, I was looking forward to pursuing my...

Ghulam Nabi Shaida (1947 – 2021)

In the death of Ghulam Nabi Shaida, editor of Wadi ki Awaz, Kashmir has lost an upright editor who suffered for calling a spade, a spade, reports Khalid Bashir Gura When the veteran journalist YousufJameel broke...
Mudasir Ali

Mudasir Ali (October 1983- November 2020)

by Tahir Bhat During wee hours on Friday, November 20, 2020, when Greater Kashmir publisher Rashid Mukhdoomi’s phone peeped too many times, he saw his staffers messaging him about Mudasir Ali’s death. In anger, he...

Mohammad Ashraf

Mohammad Ashraf (August 25, 1943 – October 14, 2020) by M Saleem Beg Ashraf Saheb, a doyen of travel and tourism in Jammu and Kashmir spent all his professional life and an active career spanning over 30...

Syed Babar Qadri

A young lawyer who joined the bar in 2018 was frequently visible on a particular TV Channel and, more so, on social media. A bitter critic of almost everybody, Babar Qadri, 41, was killed...

Agha Ashraf Ali (1922-2020)

One of the well-known intellectuals who laid the base for the modern education in Kashmir soon after the partition died on August 18, at the age of 97. Lawyer Agha Faisal Ali, who has written...

Death In Detention

Known by many names, a central jail inmate, Mujeeb Siddiqi died at SKIMS, Soura on June 11 evening. Not many people know that he wore many hats, reports Tasavur Mushtaq Mujeeb Sidiqui was in Central Jail...

A Different Politician

Since the fifties, Peer Hafizullah Makhdoomi had a conspicuous presence in Kashmir politics till 1990s. A confidante of the then leading politician Mohiuddin Karra, he later joined Abdul Gani Lone to float Peoples’ Conference....

Habibullah Khanyari: An Ode To A Life Well Lived

by Niya Shahdad Almost two years ago, while working on an essay about Kashmir, in particular, a section centred on the shrine of Makhdoom Sahib (RA), I asked my grandfather which year one of the...
A large gathering at the first death anniversary of Shujaat bukhari

A Year Without Shujaat

On the first anniversary of the assassination of journalist Shujaat Bukhari, Tasavur Mushtaq details why his silence is being felt as never before Silently stationed, an armoured personnel carrier parked on one end of the...
M Yousuf Buch

M Yusuf Buch [1922-2019]

How a downtown boy reaches the hallowed United Nations is nothing less than fantasy and fiction, says Haseeb A Drabu M Yusuf Buch shot into fame in Kashmir in the summer of 1972. Till then,...
Mufti Bashir

Mufti Bashir-ud-din

With his trademark style, Mufti Bashir-ud-din has been a familiar face for decades. A face specific for special occasions of start of month of fasting, Ramzan and celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, he used to confirm...

Iqbal Khanday: Man, Mind And Mettle

by Haseeb A Drabu For people of my age, a few years younger than him, Iqbal Khandey was a star. He was a great success story as he had qualified for the much coveted Indian...

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