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 extremely complex and dangerous conflict for so many years, and showed the same courage in his fight against cancer.”
Today, Wani is remembered by his colleagues, friends and family as he left a void in the journalist community where he had earned a great respect and professional achievements. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.