SRINAGAR: Zaffar Wani, a mechanical engineer, died in a road accident at Bijbehara. He was a resident of Hiller in Kokernag.
Reports said that Wani was on his way to his office when the car he was driving turned turtle. The exact details of the accident are not known. Somehow, he was rescued and driven to Bejbehara hospital wherefrom he was referred to District Hospital in Anantnag. After doctors assessed him, they decided to send him to SKIMS. “As he was being brought into the hospital, he passed away, “one of his colleagues said.
Wani was an Assistant Engineer in the Roads and Building Department and was deputed to oversee the Saffron Mission that has a mechanical component.
Wani was barely 38. He is survived by his 18-months old daughter and a young wife.
What is tragic is that this is the fourth family member that was consumed by a road accident in recent years.
Wani’s brother was a KAS officer, Shabir Ahmad Wani. He also died in a tragic road accident along with his father in 2009. Tragically, his sister, Waheeda who was working in the UAE also died in a road accident in 2010. Her husband was posted there and she was also working, reports said. When his brother died in the accident, he left behind a one-year-old son who was being taken care of by Wani. Now the accident left yet another orphan in the family.
Now the family is left with the third brother, Bilal Ahmad, 27. Unmarried, he will have to take care of the orphans of his two brothers.
Shocked over the accidental, Jammu and Kashmir Mechanical Engineering Graduates Association (JKMEGA) president, Er Firdous Bhat said they have no words to mourn the death. He was young, dynamic and noble person, he said. Bhat said they have laid him to rest in Kokernag as thousands mourned the loss to a family already hit the accidents.