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Veteran journalist Ghulam Nabi Shaida is no more, KEG condoles demise

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Srinagar: Ghulam Nabi Shaida, senior editor and owner of Urdu daily ‘Wadi ki Awaaz, passed away at his Srinagar residence during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

According to family sources, Mr Shaida was not keeping in good health for some time now and breathed his last during the night.


He would be laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Goripora village of Pulwama district.

Several journalists offered their condolences on Mr Shaida’s demise.

“A sad news. Our senior colleague Ghulam Nabi Shaida Sahab (editor and owner of Urdu daily ‘Wadi ki Awaaz’) breathed his last at his Srinagar residence overnight. He would be, as per his will, laid to rest in the ancestral graveyard in Goripora village of Pulwama district in about couple of hours. Rest in eternal peace Shaida Sahab, you were a great man, an upright professional.We spoke over the phone only a few days ago and found him, as always, in high spirits despite health issues,” posted veteran journalist Yusuf Jameel on his Facebook handle.

Jameel also shared the photographs of the funeral prayers of the deceased.

Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) offered condolences on the demise of Ghulam Nabi Shaida.

“Shaida Sahab was an upright person who would always be unbiased in his work and would always strive for the betterment of media institutions in Kashmir,” a spokesperson of KEG said in a statement.

“He will be remembered for his work and his humble attitude.  KEG stands with the family of the deceased editor in this hour of grief,” the Guild said.

The Kashmir Monitor Team also expresses its condolences on the demise of the veteran journalist, and express solidarity with the deceased’s family.