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Kashmir’s journalist fraternity today remembers “the gentleman of the tribe” – a fearless journalist, Izhar Wani on his second death anniversary. Izhar, Bureau Chief of Agence France Presse (AFP) in the region, died of Cancer on 4 April 4 2012 at the age of 46. He had joined journalism after college, and in 1991 joined AFP to serve there till he passed away. He was widely known for his humility, courage and professional attitude. On losing him, AFP Asia-Pacific Director Eric Wishart had said, “Izhar’s untimely death has robbed India and AFP of a great correspondent. He showed tremendous courage in covering an

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Good Bye Izhar, You Expressed Love; Hope! Our hapless Kashmir Valley is deprived of a gem; noble soul, humble being, humorist, matured man, seasoned journalist, good human being, well-wisher and a dear friend. Izhar Wani, we are hearing, is no more present amongst us in a physical sense. He has breathed his last on 4th of April, 2012, Wednesday at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar. He was battling colon cancer. Izhar – an Urdu word; which when roughly translated into English could mean to express and/or reveal. He revealed to us the secrets of honest, fearless and

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The AFP reported he was a well-known and deeply respected figure in the Kashmiri journalistic community. He was also a much sought-after source of information and advice for the many foreign correspondents who visited the region over the years. “Izhar’s untimely death has robbed India and AFP of a great correspondent,” said AFP Asia-Pacific director Eric Wishart. “He showed tremendous courage in covering an extremely complex and dangerous conflict for so many years, and showed the same courage in his fight against cancer.” In the evening, Wani was buried at his ancestral graveyard at Sonwar amidst a sombre funeral which

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Srinagar/Jammu, April 04 –  Izhar Wani, Special correspondent AFP passed away here today at SKIMS in Srinagar after brief illness. He was 41. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and parents. It may be mentioned here that  Izhar Wani, who was operated in a Mumbai hospital last year, was again admitted in S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) last week where he died today afternoon. Wani worked in a number of local newspapers before joining the AFP a decade ago. Meanwhile Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has expressed deep grief over the sad demise of AFP Srinagar Correspondent,

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Izhar Wani, the Srinagar bureau head of Agence France- Presse (AFP), died today at Soura hosiptal here, where he was battling cancer. He was 46. Wani was one of the finest and seasoned Kashmiri journalist to report from the region over the last nearly two decades. He extensively covered the Kashmir conflict and reported the battle of Kargil between Indian and Pakistani forces in 1999. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2010, after which he remained hospitalised for many months and had shown signs of recovery. He was hospitalised in his hometown Srinagar last month and died there. Wani

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