Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former Chief Minister of J&K, Ghulam Nabi Azad has condoled the sad demise of Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, former minster, prominent political leader and cleric.
A versatile orator and an outstanding religious scholar, Azad said that Moulvi Iftikhar Ansari’s death, besides being a personal loss, is a great loss to the society and State. Azad further said that the deceased leader all along his political career served the people of the State with fervour and commitment, adding that his contributions will be remembered for a long time to come.
“Moulvi Sahab was an embodiment of confidence and courage who steadfastly propagated the values and ideals which he believed in, notwithstanding the odds”, said Azad.
Recalling the three assassination bids that he survived, Azad said that Moulvi Ansari was one of the rare political stalwarts who stood by the people of the State in all the vicissitudes and endeavoured to serve, guide and lead them with determination and elan.
Azad has prayed for the eternal peace to the deceased and courage to the bereaved family.