Peace Activist Bashir G Kakroo passes away in US

Bashir was living in Dayton Ohio with his American wife and used to visit Kashmir Valley frequently where he prefers to spend time at his ancestor’s property, Samad’s Peace Island.

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Only Kashmir News Desk
Srinagar, Jan 16 (Only Kashmir): Renowned global peace figure and owner of Samad’s Peace Island has passed away for heavenly abode in United States of America on Wednesday. He was 77. The deceased happened son of Khawaja Inayatullah and Grandson of Rayees-e-Kashmir, Khawaja Abdul Samad.
According to the family sources, burial of the deceased would be held at Valley View Memorial Gardens, Xenia, while as at Islamic Society of Greater Dayton the congregational Janazah Prayer would be offered on Thursday, Jan 17, 2019.
“Bashir Kakroo sahib has passed away. Dumbfounded. While the deceased has proceeded on his last journey the death in an alien place is painful for the relatives, friends and well wishers. It would probably be first time when the family will not congregate, hold hands and mourn in unison,” reads Facebook post of one of his relatives.



Born in 1942, Bashir got primary education from Presentation Convent and Biscoe. Later he studied at Saint Joseph’s school Baramulla. Currently,co- founder Kashmir was serving as a member of the board of directors of the Dayton International Peace Museum, besides being the co-founder and the president of the Dayton Islamic School.
He has also served as the president of the board of the International Academy of Columbus, Ohco-founder and president of the Islamic Council of Ohio formed way back in 1987.
Bashir was living in Dayton Ohio with his American wife and used to visit Kashmir Valley frequently where he prefers to spend time at his ancestor’s property, Samad’s Peace Island.
Under his peace initiatives, during his visit to Kashmir, Bashir used to organize peace conferences at the Island where people of different shades put forward their opinions.
Onlykashmir[dot]in, prays for the departed soul and extends heartfelt condolence with the bereaved family. (OK)