Geelani bereaved

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SRINAGAR: Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi, son in law of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani passed away on Tuesday at SKIMS Soura after a prolonged illness.

Sources said Makhdoomi a resident of Dooru Sopore was not keeping well from some time.

Makhdoomi, who was more than 65 years of age was detected with cancer in the abdomen and was being treated for last more than one year. As the crises deepened, he was admitted to SKIMS for more than a fortnight where he died of pneumonia, family sources said.

Husband of Geelani’s eldest of daughters, Shafeeqa also over 60 years of age, Mukhdoomi is survived by two sons and two daughters. While both his daughters are married and settled, one of his sons is a computer operator and another is doing his own business.

Family sources said they are in the process of taking his mortal remains home. “It seems difficult that we may be laying him to rest tonight,” Naseem Geelani, the youngest of Geelani’s sons said. “Most probably the funeral prayers would be held at around 10 am on Wednesday.”

Mukhdoomi is also the cousin of Geelani’s children.

A spokesman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrie said the leader was pained over the loss of his mentor’s son in law and has paid his heartfelt condolences.

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