Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani paid rich tributes to late Khawaja Sanaullah Bhat and late Sofi Ghulam Mohammad on their death anniversaries, saying they were legends of not only in the field of journalism but were equally active and inspirational in the social and political spectrum.
Geelani while recalling the journalistic services Khawaja Sanaullah said he was respected and honoured as the legend par excellence.
“I used to visit his ‘Den’ in Soura, where he lived a lonely life. He was not only a fatherly figure in journalism but was politically also active and used to highlight and guide the present movement through its scholarly column ‘Khazir’,” Geelani said in a statement.
While hailing late Sanaullah’s services towards society, Hurriyat (G) chairman said that his style and political approach was unique and distinct and he was very sympathetic and friendly towards “oppressed” people in the state.
“The late Khawaja had a commanding knowledge of his profession and highlighted the plight of suppressed and subjugated nation in a unique and apt style,” he said.
Haling services rendered by late Sofi Gh Mohammad, Syed Ali Geelani said the late journalist was very affectionate and a visionary personality and will be remembered for pleading highlighting the case of “suppressed nation”.
He (Sofi) played an impressive role in conveying the pain and agony of the sufferings of “oppressed” people of the state, Geelani said.
Meanwhile, Geelani has condoled the demise of Ghulam Hassan Wani alias Lala of Pattan presently residing in Rawalpora.
Addressing the mourners over the phone, Geelani said the deceased was a dedicated and committed worker of the freedom struggle and sacrificed his son in this movement.
He prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.