Witness to 1947 massacre, advocate Shabir Salaria is no more; CM grieved


One of the rare survivors of 1947 massacres who become J&K advocate general twice and even went to the parliament, Shabir Ahmad Salaria is no more.

According to family sources, 84-year-old Salaria was in Delhi for treatment and was coming back in train on Thursday. He had developed complications of low blood pressure near Kathua after which he was rushed to super specilaity hospital in Jammu.

He breathed his last at around 3:30 pm.

Lawyer Shabir Ahmed Salaria
Advocate Shabir Ahmed Salaria (KL Image)

Publisher of Urdu newspaper Al-Bayaan for 40 years, Salaria lost his parents and house in 1947 massacre when he was just 13-year-old.

Salaria was born in Islamabad in 1947 and studied up to fourth class in Baramulla where his father was posted.

He started his practice as lawyer in Srinagar from 1957 to 1962. He married in 1960 to to daughter of Qazi Nizam ud Din in Jammu.

A poet  Salaria has written about the condition of people about the future which mankind is facing and also about religion.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condoled the demise Choudhary Shabir Salaria.

In her condolence message, the Chief Minister recalled the contribution of Choudhary Salaria to the legal profession in general and public life of the State in particular.

The Chief Minister has conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved family, particularly his wife, Zubaida Salaria and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

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