Srinagar, October 24, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Saturday expressed profound grief over the sad demise of former Director Information & PR, Bakshi Ghulam Ali, who passed away early this morning.
In his message of condolence, Mufti Sayeed spoke highly about the contribution of the late officer during the time he headed the State Information Department between the late Seventies and early Eighties.
The Chief Minister expressed sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Condoling the death of Bakshi Ghulam Ali, former Director Information and PR, Mr K L Dhar, recounted his professional relations with him and said “Mr Bakshi made substantial contribution in upgrading of the department and introduced some innovative measures to improve the performance”.
Mr KB Jandial, former Secretary Information department and a former member of JKPSC while condoling the sad and sudden demise of Mr Bakshi said he visited him last year to inquire about his welfare before offices moved to winter capital and had a long chat with him on various issues pertaining to the state.
“An exceedingly competent PR man and a hardworking officer”, said Mr Khalid Bashir, former Director Information and PR. He said “Mr Bakshi was a pious man and a gentleman par excellence, am grieved over his demise”.
Director General, Information and Public Relations, Zaffar Ahmad Bhat, also condoled the demise of former Director, Information PR, Bakshi Ghulam Ali, who passed away early this morning.
Ghulam Ali Bakshi headed the State Information Department between late seventies and early eighties.
In a condolence meeting held at the Directorate of Information & PR, here today, Zaffar Ahmad recalled the immense contribution of late Bakshi Saab in making Information Department a thoroughly professional organization in dissemination of news.
Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar has expressed grief over the demise of former Director
Information & PR, Bakshi Ghulam Ali, who passed away early this morning.
Mr Akhtar recalled the contribution of Bakshi Ghulam Ali to the Department of Information where the former worked under Ali as an Information Officer in eighties. He said Ali was a thorough gentleman and had spent his most of the service career in Information Department, rising from the ranks to finally head the Department.
“Bakshi Ghulam Ali was from the Information Service and he had worked in different capacities in the Department including as Information Officer, as PRO at Kashmir Bureau of Information, New Delhi, as Deputy Director Information and Director Information,” Mr Akhtar said adding that he had got an opportunity to work with Bkashi Ghulam Ali in the Information Department when he himself was appointed as an Information Officer in the Department.
“At that time Bakshi Ghulam Ali was working as Deputy Director Information and we used to learn a lot from him in the early stages of our career,” Mr Akhtar said.
A two-minute silence was also observed as a mark of respect to the departed soul by the staff members of the Information Department.