SRINAGAR: Mir Nasrullah, Jammu and Kashmir’s former Chief Secretary is no more. He was 95.
Family sources said Mir Nasrullah was active till a few months back when he got unwell and remained bed-ridden for many months. He passed away today.
Mir Nasrullah was teaching Chemistry in the SP College when he married Shama Bakshi, the daughter of then Prime Minister Bakhshi Ghulam Mohammad. He later shifted to the administration and eventually became the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir in January 1984 and superannuated in January 1986. Post-retirement, he was Chairman of the Bombay Mercantile Bank. Mir Nasrullah was one of the two Kashmir officers who were the first into the coveted Indian Administrative Service (IAS) through lateral entry. The other officer was Sheikh Ghulam Ahmad, also a lecturer.
Shama Bakshi died almost four years back. Mir Nasrullah is survived by his daughter, Dr Rubeena and son, Mir Amanullah. Both his son and daughter were with him when he died. His funeral prayers stand scheduled for 5 pm at their residence 4-B, Bakshi Manzil Sonwar Bagh Srinagar.
Family sources said Mir Nasrullah was active for most of his life. An avid reader, and a golfer, he would keep himself busy interacting with people and friends.