Altaf Hamid Rao,
MIRPUR (AJK): Capacious programs with adequate arrangements have been finalised to observe the 29th death anniversary of veteren leader of the Kashmir freedom struggle and ex President of AJK Ghazi-e-Millat Syed Ali Ahmed Shah across Azad Jammu Kashmir on Thursday – March 21 with the renewal of the pledge to continue the mission of the departed hero of the Kashmir freedom struggle till achievement of the goal.
Special ceremonies will be held in capital city of Muzaffarabad and his ancestral Mirpur city besides other places to pay rich tributes to the departed kashmiri leader for his life time services to the Kashmir cause.
Major ceremony to mark the anniversary will be held at his native city of Mirpur at 10.30 a.m Thursday under the auspices of Syed Ali Ahmed Shah Memorial Society. Quran Khawani will be held for the departed soul besides the schedule special function to pay rich tributes to the departed Kashmiri leader, Syed Qaiser Shiraz Kazmi, Media Secretary to Ali Ahmed Shah Memorial Society told reporters here today.
People from various parts of AJK will visit the mausoleum of the late leader in Mirpur Thursday morning to offer fateha for the departed soul and other martyrs of Jammu & Kashmir besides praying for the early success of Kashmir freedom movement, Kazmi said.
Born in 1901 at old Mirpur city, late Syed Ali Ahmed Shah got his preliminary education in the old Mirpur city and later from the Mission School in Srinagar . He joined the British India army in 1923 as Lieutenant. Later on he performed an active role in the Kashmir freedom struggle after the retirement from 20-year British-India military service before and after 1947.
He was awarded the titles of Ghazi-e-Millat in acknowledgement of his great services to the Kashmir cause and for the progress and prosperity of the liberated territory of AJK . Late Shah sahib remained the President of Azad jammu Kashmir from May 1950 to September 1951