SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 6: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the sad demise of Mr Ved Bhasin, Chairman the Kashmir Times Group.
In a condolence message, the Governor has recalled his interactions with Mr Bhasin in the past many years and prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear their loss.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has deeply condoled the sad demise of veteran journalist and Chairman, KT Group of Publications, Ved Bhasin, who passed away late last night in the winter capital.
A distinguished journalist and an intellectual par excellence, Ved Bhasin was not keeping good health for quite some time and was put on life support system for the last few days.
In his condolence message, Mufti Sayeed described the death of Ved Bhasin as a huge personal loss, adding he had been his close associate for decades. “Ved Saab was a personal companion, whose friendship I always cherished. The void left behind by him will be very difficult to fill,” he added.
Paying glowing tributes to the pioneer of English journalism in the state, the Chief Minister said Ved Saab was a fearless crusader who will be best remembered for his never-say-die attitude, which is aptly reflected through his writings and the newspaper, which he ably edited for such a long time. “His contribution to print media has been phenomenal. People from all sections of life will continue to admire Ved Bhasin for his courageous writings,” he added.
After his initial foray into Urdu journalism in 1949, Vinod Bhasin started Kashmir Times in 1955. Side-by-side, he continued to play a prominent role in promotion of art and culture and was member of various literary and cultural organisations.
The Chief Minister expressed his solidarity with the bereaved family members, including daughters, Dr. Anju Bhasin and Anuradha Bhasin, and son-in-law, Prabodh Jamwal, on such an irreparable loss. He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Member Parliament and President PDP, Mehbooba Mufti, has also expressed grief over the sad demise of noted icon of journalism and Chairman, Kashmir Times Group of Publications, Ved Bhasin.
The legend of journalism, popularly known as the “Grand Old Man of English Journalism in J&K”, passed away late last night.
Bhasin remained active in journalism for nearly six decades.
Expressing heartfelt condolence with the bereaved family, Mehbooba Mufti said the deceased was an inspiring personality who with his social service and public good has inspired many and will be remembered for long . She said the deceased was a humble and pious human being who would always stand by the side of needy and would be known for his uncompromising secular views and support for unprivileged sections of the society.
She expressed sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved family, in particular Anuradha Bhasin, Mr. Prabodh Jamwal and Anju Bhasin and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh has condoled the demise of veteran journalist Mr Ved Bhasin who died yesterday.
In his condolence message, the Deputy Chief Minister described Mr Bhasin as one of the iconic figures of journalism who always stood for upholding its ethics. He was one of pioneers of English journalism in the state and always worked for its betterment and propagation, he added.
Dr Singh conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Haji Inayat Ali, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council has expressed sorrow and grief over the demise of Ved Bhasin, Editor and Chairman Kashmir Times group of publication.
The chairman has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Ved Bhasin.
Deputy Chairman of J&K Legislative Council, Jahangir Hussain Mir has expressed profound shock and grief over the demise of Ved Bhasin and termed his passing away as a big loss to entire country particularly to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Paying rich tribute to late Ved Bhasin, Mir said that with his demise we have lost a man who symbolized ethical journalism, secularism and humanism. He said that Ved Bhasin was a man of impeccable integrity and throughout his life held on to truth and espoused the cause of marginalized and suppressed.
Expressing solidarity, Mir conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to departed soul.
Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo has expressed grief over the demise of Chairman Kashmir Times Group of Publications, Mr.Ved Bhasin.
Expressing heartfelt condolence with the bereaved family, Prof Matoo said the deceased was a humble and pious human being who would always stand by the side of needy and would be known for his uncompromising secular views and support for unprivileged sections of the society.
Prof Mattoo expressed sympathy and solidarity with the grieved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Minister for Horticulture, Hajj and Auqaf, Mr Abdul Rehman Veeri has expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of noted journalist and founder editor of prominent English newspaper Kashmir Times.