Srinagar: Noted journalist Mudasir Ali, who passed away on early Friday morning due to a cardiac arrest, was remembered by his alma mater Media Education Research Centre (MERC) at University of Kashmir
The centre mourned the sad demise of its Batch 2006 alumnus in a virtual condolence meeting on Friday.
In the meeting, Mudasir was remembered as a sober, soft-spoken and brilliant student who earned accolades for his adherence to professional ethics and devotion towards the work.
“Mudasir carved a niche for himself in the field of journalism by the dint of his hard work and honesty,” the participants observed.
The faculty members at the centre expressed deep sorrow on the sudden demise of their former student.
Recalling his moments with Mudasir, senior faculty MERC, Nasir Mirza, said, “Mudasir was ideal as a student and exemplary as a professional journalist”.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Aaliya Ahmad, HoD MERC said, “His sudden departure is a big and an irreparable loss.”
The participants prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul.
Dr Syeda Afshana, Associate Professor, co-ordinated the virtual condolence meeting.
Pertinently, Mudasir, who was a senior correspondent with daily Greater Kashmir, died of a cardiac arrest on Friday morning.
His family said Mudasir had complained of chest pain during the night after which he collapsed. He was taken to a Srinagar hospital at around 2:00 AM but he died on the way.
Mudasir, 37, was living with a leg injury ever since he met a road accident. He would often work from home even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even on Thursday night, he was home but working online with his editors till late evening.
A resident of Charar-e-Sharief Budgam, Mudasir was a staffer with Greater Kashmir since his days as a student at MERC, University of Kashmir.
He was also a regular contributor for The Wire.