Almost four months have passed since The Rising Kashmir editor was assassinated by unknown gunmen outside his office at Press colony in Srinagar. But he continues to remain in news on every alternate day.
Today, he was in news because of popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachan who hosts the show asked a contestant to answer a question that reads: “Renowned Journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead in Srinagar in June 2018, was the editor in chief of which newspaper? And the answers provided were: “Greater Kashmir, Rising Kashmir, Kashmir Observer, and Kashmir Reader”.
Bukhari was shot dead outside his office on June 14. Police had earlier said that assailants have pumped at least 15 bullets before fleeing from the spot. Bukhari was a respected voice in Kashmir and had an institution in himself. Besides drawing nationwide condemnation of the attack, his murder was also widely reported by the international media which hailed him for his fearless journalistic work in Kashmir.
KBC is an Indian version of the popular quiz show. In the game, the contestants start off with easy questions, but as they move forward the questions get more and more challenging. To help them out, they are given “lifelines” that let them either eliminate two of the four possible answers, call a friend at home for help, or take a poll of the audience for what they think the right answer is.