Former Kashmir University VC Prof Riyaz Punjabi dies

Srinagar: Former Vice-Chancellor, Kashmir University, Professor Riyaz Punjabi died after a brief illness at his Delhi residence on Thursday.

Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad, Registrar Dr. Nisar Ahmad Mir and other officers and functionaries of the varsity condoled the demise.

Recalling the contributions of Punjabi as KU Vice-Chancellor (from 2008 to 2011) as well as his rich academic and literary pursuits, Prof Talat and Mir prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul while expressing their deep sympathies and solidarity with the bereaved family in this hour of grief, the varsity said in a statement.

“Prof Punjabi’s contributions to the growth and development of this university will always be remembered and recalled,” they said.

Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean Colleges, Dean Research, Deans of various Faculties on the campus, Heads of teaching Departments, Officers of the Registry and members from the ministerial staff also condoled the sad demise of Prof Riyaz Punjabi and expressed their solidarity with the bereaved family. (GNS)

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