Srinagar, Oct 15 (UNI): Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member Parliament Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah have expressed profound grief over the demise of noted Journalist Ghulam Nabi Khayal.
In his condolence message, Farooq said, Khayal’s passing away has saddened me. He has left an indelible mark on literary circles of Kashmir as an eminent writer, journalist and translator.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences and sympathies to his bereaved family and numerous fans. May Almighty elevate his stations in Jannat”, Farooq said.
“I am deeply grieved to learn about the demise of noted poet, essayist and Sahitya Academy Awardee Ghulam Nabi Khayal”, Vice president Omar Abdullah said and added “Kashmir’s illuminating star with a wisdom of past and present has set”.
He said Khayals’ demise marks an end of a long life of service inspired by the ideals nobly conceived and actively pursued and will be remembered for generations to come.
In his demise Kashmir has lost the greatest of her sons, who through his manifold literary and poetic achievements raised her estimation across the country & the world, Omar said.
Paying deepest & sincerest sympathies, the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said Khayal will continue to live through his work.