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Srinagar, April, 5: Dr Mohammad Yousuf Chaproo, who retired as Director, Animal Husbandry Department, Kashmir on March 31st, last week, passed away early this morning following a massive heart attack at his Ghazaliabad,  HMT residence. He was shifted to hospital where he was declared as brought dead.

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Dr Chaproo is survived by his wife and two sons. Hundreds of mourners, including his erstwhile colleagues and other officials, attended the Jinaza at Gazaliabad and later another Jinaza prayer was said at his hometown in Sopore where he was given burial in his ancestral graveyard amidst sighs and sobs.

The death has been widely mourned in social and official circles. Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal Secretary to Government, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Departments, described Dr Chaproo, as focussed in his work; dynamic and result oriented; he was tolerant to others’ criticism, respectful to  his superiors in service; he groomed his subordinates and was above all a great human being always with a smile on his face. He along with his subordinates extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Dr Tahir Hussain Beigh, Director, Animal Husbandry, Jammu, who attended the funeral also read out a condolence message from Dr Samoon.

According to Prof (Dr) A. A Teli, a close relation of the deceased, the death will be mourned for three days only till Sunday.

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