Srinagar, Jul 2: Director Finance Health and Medical Education Department, Mohammad Rafiq Hajam, has passed away, officials said on Friday.
He had suffered a stroke earlier this week and was flown to All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi where he died, they said.
“Sad to announce the demise of Director Finance H&ME Department (Mohammad) Rafiq at AIIMS where he was flown after suffering a stroke,” DIPR said a tweet.
Meanwhile, the demise was widely condoled with Lieutenant Governor Maoj Singha saying that he was saddened by the Hajam’s untimely demise.
“Saddened by the untimely demise of senior officer, Mohammad Rafiq Hajam, serving as Director Finance H&ME Department. He was a very efficient, dedicated officer who served in various capacities,” he said in a tweet. “My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” he added.
The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta also expressed profound grief over the untimely demise of Hajam.
Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, the Chief Secretary prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and strength to near and dear ones to bear this irreparable loss.
The Chief Secretary remembered Mohammad Rafiq as a dedicated and competent officer who served with commitment in his capacity as Director Finance, Health & Medical Education Department, Director Finance, Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare Department, and Saddar Treasury Officer, Srinagar.
Additional Chief Secretary Atal Dullo also expressed profound grief and sorrow over the Hajam’s passing away.
In this connection, he presided over a condolence meeting which was attended by middle and lower rung employees at Fifth Floor, Civil Secretariat Jammu, during which the participants prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family on the irreparable loss.
The Additional Chief Secretary remembered Rafiq as an astute and competent officer who according to him served with commitment in his capacity as Director Finance, Health & Medical Education Department, Director Finance, Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Department, and Saddar Treasury Officer, Srinagar. (GNS)
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