Senior photojournalist Nissar Ahmad passes away after prolonged illness

SRINAGAR — Nissar Ahmad, a senior photojournalist, passed away today after a prolonged battle with a life-threatening illness.

Nissar had undergone a major operation two years ago for cancer management but continued to work diligently for The Hindu until his health deteriorated recently.

He had been admitted to SMHS Hospital Srinagar on Tuesday morning. He breathed his last at the hospital in the afternoon today.

Meanwhile, the Kashmir Press Photographers Association (KPPA) has expressed grief over the death of the senior photojournalist.

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In a statement, the KPPA said that Nissar’s passing away has left a vacuum in the photojournalistic circles of Kashmir.

The KPPA also expressed sympathy with Nissar’s family and prayed to the Almighty to grant the highest place to Nissar in heaven and provide forbearance to his bereaved family in this hour of grief.

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