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JKPCC chief grieved over demise of Indira Gandhi’s close companion

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Srinagar: The state Congress leader who was close companion of Late Indira Gandhi and close aide of former chief minister Syed Mir Qasim, Haji Ghulam Rasool Mir (90) died on Saturday in Dooru village of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President, Ghulam Ahmad Mir in a statement issued here has expressed profound grief over the passing away of Mir.
Mir also conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family, describing the passing away of Mir as ‘a great loss’ to people especially to Congress party.
“Mir was close confidante of former prime minister Late Indira Gandhi, who had been visiting Lt Gandhi frequently, besides that he was also close associate of former chief minister Syed Mir Qasim while having advised him on socio political developments both at National and State level, from time to time,” JKPCC chief said.
“I have no words to expresses my grief over the passing away of octogenarian Congress leader, who had contributed immensely to overall development of the State,” Mir said in his condolence message.
Recalling the services rendered by Lt Haji Ghulam Rasool Mir, the state congress chief while paying tributes to the deceased said that “the departed leader was known for his leadership qualities, who has served the people of the State to the best of his ability, leaving no stone unturned to empower poor and the down trodden.”
He also conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family from the entire rank and file of the party. Mir also prayed for eternal peace to departed soul.


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