Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of leading businessman and social leader of the valley, Haji Syed Meraj-ud-Din Khan (Chhoo) of Khanyar.
AAC and its incarcerated Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, paid homage to the deceased for his decades-long selfless and sincere services to the society and organisation.
The deceased had been a close friend, advisor and devout follower of AAC founder Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq Sahib, the statement said.After the martyrdom of the Shaheed-e-Millat (RA), the compassion and love of Meraj-ud-Din Sahib remained the same for the young Mirwaiz and he continued to offer his sincere and valuable advice. The deceased was a leading businessman and philanthropist who took up social causes of the poor.
Terming the demise of Meraj-ud-Din Sahib as a great loss, AAC expressed heartfelt condolence, sympathy and solidarity with his sons Mr Afaq Mehraj and Ashfaq Mehraj; and assured them that the entire leadership of the Awami Action Committee stood by the bereaved family at difficult time. Funeral prayers of Meraj-ud-Din Sahib were attended by a large number of officials and workers of the local Khanyar unit of the organisation.
Meanwhile, the AAC also expressed grief over the demise of the renowned politician and Supreme Court lawyer Prof Bhim Singh and paid rich tributes to him.
Prof Bhim Singh was a moderate and balanced leader of Jammu and Kashmir, who fought for rights of people of jammu and kashmir and was tolerant and supportive of the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, the statement said.
Prof Bhim Singh had close political ties with Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq Sahib. Similarly, he also had a cordial relationship with the present head of the organisation Mirwaiz Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq.
The AAC offered condolences to Prof Bhim Singh’s wife and other family members.