Tourism Department condole demise of Bhajan Sopori
Srinagar: The Department of Tourism on Thursday condoled the demise of acclaimed Santoor maestro, Padma Shri Pt. Bhajan Sopori who breathed his last at a Gurugram hospital.
A condolence meeting was held this evening at the Directorate of Tourism in which speakers recalled and hailed the contribution of Sporori in promoting tourism of J&K through culture and music, the official handout reads.
The condolence meeting was chaired by Secretary Tourism Sarmad Hafeez and was attended by Director Tourism Kashmir Dr. G N Itoo and other officers.
Sarmad Hafeez termed Sopori as a great exponent of culture and music of J&K and said latter was an ambassador of cultural tourism of J&K.
“Wherever he went in his life he promoted J&K’s rich culture and music,” he said.
Secretary tourism prayed for peace to the soul of Sopori and conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family particularly Abhay and Sorabh, his two sons.
In his condolence message, Dr G N Itoo described Sopori as an epitome of cultural uniqueness of J&K in recent times which helped it to carve out a niche on the cultural map of the country.
The meeting expressed sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.