Bureaucrat Mohammad Rafiq dies at AIIMS New Delhi

Srinagar: Director Finance in the J&K Health and Medical Education Department, Mohammad Rafiq has passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi a week after suffering a massive ischemic stroke. He was 52.
Rafiq, who had suffered the ischemic stroke last Friday on June 25, was later flown to AIIMS for specialized treatment. He was put on a ventilator at the hospital and breathed his late last night.
The J&K Health and Medical Education Department condoled the demise and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday held a condolence meet at Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar to mourn Rafiq’s death.
Paying tributes to the deceased, DAK members prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.
Saddened over the death, DAK president Dr Nisar ul Hassan said, ‘We have lost a gem of a person in the demise of Rafiq. His death is a great loss to the society. He was a true son of the soil. Nation has lost an asset, but I have lost a friend.
“A 1999 batch KAS officer, Rafiq held many crucial positions in the department of Finance. He was known for his honesty and ability. Because of that he had earned a lot of respect from his colleagues in the department,” he said.
“Born in Larve a small village in Kakapora area of Pulwama district, Rafiq was a man of impeccable integrity. He was a noble soul and always stood a helping hand to the needy and poor. He will be sorely remembered by everyone whose lives he touched,” said Dr Nisar.