Cartoon legend BAB bereaved, loses his engineer nephew

Srinagar: Saif Yousuf, a 22-year-old nephew of legendary cartoonist Bashir Ahmad Bashir and Srinagar Times founder Sofi Ghulam Mohammad lost his prolonged battle for life in SKIMS. Suffering for brain tumour for some time, he breathed his last in SKIMS Wednesday afternoon, family sources said.

Saif was the son of third Sofi brother Sofi Mohammad Yousuf. He was studying in SSM Engineering College.

“We are devastated, we lost a boy who was too young,” a shocked BAB told Kashmir Life. “We are into pain, mourning, the entire Sofi clan.”

BAB said the boy was not well for some time and was on medication. “His situation turned more serious and then we admitted him to SKIMS,” BAB said, “We lost him today.”

Saif Yousuf
Saif Yousuf in file photo. Courtesy: Facebook

Friends and relatives of Sofi’s have mourned the death of Saif. Dr Farooq Abdullah rang BAB to offer his condolences. Mirwaiz Umer Farooq also condoled the death.

Journalist fraternity including JandK Headlines and News agency CNS offers heartfelt condolences to the Sofi family over the sad demise of their son.

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