Renowned leader and vice chairman of Peoples Conference led by Bilal Gani Lone, Khwaja Ghulam Ahmad Dar breathe his last on Saturday after a prolonged illness at his native village Jagarpora in North Kashmir. He was 80. Thousands of people today participated in his funeral prayers at his ancestral village.
Dar had been associated with the freedom movement since long. He was among the founding members of Peoples Conference and close associate of Abdul Gani Lone. He was later appointed as vice chairman of Peoples Conference led by Bilal Gani Lone.
Chairman, Bilal Gani Lone and other leaders including Ghulam Nabi Waseem, Ghulam Nabi War, senior and other citizens of the North Kashmir, social, religious and political leaders were among the other thousands of people who participated in his funeral prayers.
Terming his death as irrevocable loss to the ongoing movement, various political, Social and religious leaders have expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.
“His death is the irrevocable loss. He has been associated with Tehreek from day first. He has played an apparent role supporting Tehreek. His news of death was a shock for me and I couldn’t stop my emotions”, Bilal Lone told a local news agency, KNS.
In his condolence message, Sajad Gani Lone has termed the death of Dar as personal loss which created irrevocable vacuum. He has paid rich tributes to Dar.
Expressing shock and grief over the demise, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said that Dar was a dynamic, renowned and important member of the movement and his role would be remembered forever. He also paid rich tribute to the deceased.