Khurshid Ganie announces award posthumously for slain tourist guide


SRINAGAR — Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Saturday announced that the tourist guide who saved five tourists including two foreigners will be awarded posthumously.

Hailing the brave act by the tourist guide Rouf Ahmad Dar, Ganai who heads the tourism department, told GNS that he has also announced the deceased’s family will be given monetary help.

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Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Basser Ahmad Khan told GNS that he has announced Rs 2 lakh as an immediate relief in favour of the bereaved family. Khan also heaped praises on Dar, saying that his act of bravery will be remembered for times to come.

Dar saved five tourists, two of them foreigners, after their boat capsized in fast flowing river Lidder near Mawoora area of Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday evening.

Unfortunately, Dar lost his life in an act of bravery which is being hailed by people and the administration.

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