Srinagar, June 18:The death of founder editor of Rising Kashmir, Dr Syed Shujaat Bukhari, has left his family traumatized.
A large number of women were seen consoling his family members inside a tent at Kreeri village of Baramulla.
Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, and prominent civil society members were seen mourning at his ancestral home. Consoling the family, many women were seen sobbing and also hailed Shujaat’s “good deeds and kind spirit.”
Tehmeena Bukhari, Shujaat’s wife, was numb and traumatized.
His mother, Syed Hijaba, said that she never knew, anyone would kill her “beloved and obedient son.”
“My Shujja ji was a friend of everyone. Very kind, honest and truthful person. Why they killed him,” she said.
Hijaba said that she never knew her beloved son “would be wrapped in the same Kafan ( a white cloth in which a dead body is wrapped) which she had bought for herself and for her husband.”
“I had bought other things for my final ablution in this world. But all things including shroud got used for my son.”
She said that few hours before his killing, he visited “us at her elder son’s residence at Gupkar road in Srinagar.”
He also met his father Syed Rafi-u-Din Bukhari who was sleeping in another room. “We would always celebrate Eid together. He was in a hurry as he wanted to go to his office at Press Enclave. After few hours at the Iftar time, I saw a news on TV about the attack on my beloved,” said Hijaba.
“I did not believe, I was madly enquiring about my son from everyone. But after witnessing his body at Police Control Room (PCR), I lost my consciousness,” she said.
She said there was only one Shujaat Bukhari “who was the beautiful flower in my family.”
Nusrat Bukhari, the elder sister of Shujaat could not hold her tears back. “It is difficult for me to accept that I lost the most kind and intelligent younger brother.”
She said, her younger brother was loved, respected, appreciated by everyone in the world. “I don’t know why he was killed,” she said amid sobs.
She has many memories to cherish of his younger brother. The siblings had always topics to discuss. “He was a fun loving guy, an obedient son and the life of his family. He would always help his relatives, neighbors, friends and needy people.”
“We would talk on the phone for hours. Our conversation was never-ending”
Despite being the younger in his family, Bukhari was the great advisor for his elder siblings and other family members. “He had given love and joy in every single day in those years.”
She said that she is satisfied that her brother left to the heavenly abode in the blessed month of holy Ramadan and was buried on the day of Jumat ul Vida (last Friday of holy Ramadan). “It gives me satisfaction. He is in Jannah Insha Allah.”
Courtesy: Rising Kashmir