Veteran journalist Ghulam Nabi Shaida passes away

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Srinagar: Editor in chief and owner of “Waadi Ki Awaz” newspaper, Ghulam Nabi Shaida breathed his last on Tuesday at his Srinagar residence.

Senior journalist, Yousuf Jameel broke the news on social media. “Our senior colleague Ghulam Nabi Shaida Sahab (editor and owner of Urdu daily ‘Wadi ki Awaaz‘) breathed his last at his Srinagar residence overnight,” Jameel said. “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.”

Shaida is survived by his daughter. They live in Srinagar. Mrs. Ghulam Nabi Shaida had passed away in March 2015.

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.

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