SRINAGAR: Basit Amin Shah, the Executive Engineer PMGSY in Budgam is no more. He dies of Covid-19.
Shah had graduated from Regional Engineering College Srinagar in 1985 and was inducted in engineering services in 1988. He served in the public works department in different capacities. A soft-spoken engineer, his colleagues say he had dedicated his life for the services of public and in highlighting the concerns of engineers.
Shah was closely associated with the Civil Engineering Graduates Association, joint action committee of engineering graduates and worked at different capacities in the Association. A resident of Peerbagh, he was admitted to SKIMS after getting the Covid-19 infection where he passed away last night at around 11 pm.
Family sources said Shah will be laid to rest on Sunday forenoon. The family is waiting for his only son to reach Srinagar. He is studying in London. Apart from his son he is survived by his wife and two daughters. He is being laid to rest at the family’s ancestral graveyard in Pampore.
Shah’s death was widely condoled. The Joint Action Committee of Engineering Graduates Associations (JAC) Chairman, Firdous Ahmad in a condolence message said the entire engineering community is shocked over his untimely sad demise.