Muhammad Siddiq Parray, 106, who lived through the time of two Dogra Maharajas, Pratap Singh and Hari Singh, and a witness to a century of Kashmir’s tumultuous political history, passed away Thursday morning at his resident in Sonwar.
According to family, he breathed his last, peacefully, in presence of his children, grand children and great grand children.
Parray has penned down a book, yet to be published book in which he has depicted the political and social life of Kashmir during the last century.
Born in March 1907, Parray had served in the revenue department of Kashmir where he wielded influence and respect as a trusted PRO to the Financial Commissioner. He retired in 1963 as the Office Superintendent of the Revenue Training College.
Parray was known for his humility, helpful attitude, good manners and lived an active retired life for half a century.
His death has been widely mourned. He is survived by six sons and three daughters, five of whom are settled in the United States where he himself spent many years.
His body was laid to rest at the Gupkar Graveyard near Kashmir Nursing Home at Sonawar. Family says that the congregational fateha will be held on Sunday at 10 A.M.