SRINAGAR: Former Director Information Jammu and Kashmir Kanhaya Lal Dhar is no more. He breathed his last at Mumbai on Sunday after a brief illness. He was 84.

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Kanhaya Lal Dhar

According to reports, he was cremated at Mumbai this afternoon.

Dhar started his career in the Information Department and rose to the position of Director Information. He was inducted in IAS and manned many important assignments including Director Social Welfare and Director IMPA. After retirement, he had served as Special Assistant to Prof Saifuddin Soz during his tenure as Union Minister for Water Resources.

He is survived by his wife Dulari Dhar and two daughters Aarti and Monica Dhar.

Director Information and Public Relations, Akshay Labroo has condoled the sad  demise of K.L Dhar.

In his condolence message, the Director said that K.L Dhar was an astute administrator who contributed widely in different spheres of his life as well as during his tenure as Director Information.

The Director also expressed his deepest condolences with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

Meanwhile, the employees of DIPR also condoled the sad demise of former Director Information. The officers and employees offered their deepest condolences with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage for the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

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