SRINAGAR: Senior Journalist and a former Resident Editor at Daily Srinagar News Gulzar Ahmad Bhat passed away at his home in Sholipora Budgam. He was 70.
Gulzar, quite a popular face within the media fraternity, was unwell for many years. In fact, for the last three years, he was not able to move around and was bedridden.
In the last 30 years, Gulzar – as he was usually known to the fraternity – worked with other newspapers as well. He was Daily Uqaab between 1993 and 2000. Later, he worked with Kashmir Observer between 1996-98.
Reports from Budgam said that Gulzar breathed his last today. He was hugely mobile and would have never missed an event across Kashmir, especially at the peak of the 1990s’. He was popular within the fraternity because he would help everybody and he would hardly get angry with anybody.
Just heard abt the demise of Gulzar Ahmed Butt,a popular face in the J&K media fraternity;a very jolly,upbeat sort of a person.When I saw him at hospital few years ago,his nephew told me'he is a mehmaan now..can leave us any time'.He finally left this mortal world today.Magfirah!
— YusufJameelیوسف جمیل (@jameelyusuf) May 18, 2021
Meanwhile, Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Tuesday condoled the demise of seasoned journalist Gulzar Ahmad, stating that the Kashmir media fraternity has lost a dear friend who would always bring cheer to his colleagues with his wit and humour.
Kashmir media’s Gulzar passes away. The smile, the laughter, the wit, we will miss you for all times to come.
— Bashir Manzar (@bashirmanzar) May 18, 2021
Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, Resident Editor with Srinagar News, a local Urdu daily, was unwell for some time and breathed his last at his home in Shoolipora, Budgam on Tuesday.
Kashmir Press Club said it is saddened at the passing of senior journalist Gulzar Ahmad Bhat. He was former Resident Editor of the Daily Srinagar News and a well-known face in the fraternity.
KPC management and journalist fraternity pays tributes to him and prays for strength to the bereaved family.