Bandipora(Mk), : 29 years old, Mir Jamsheed Jameel, An Environment and Nature Activist, Prominent Writer had written many papers and articles for local as well as international publications died of cancer on Wednesday night, his funeral prayers were offered in his native place Watpora of Bandipora district. People bid him farewell and put the soil over his grave amid sobs and tears all around.
People early morning throng the Watapora village to offer the funeral prayer, of a young scholar of Bandipora. On everyone’s face, there was sadness and tearful eyes. Thousands of people attended the funeral prayer, people across the north Kashmir were seen visiting their home to have solidarity with the bereaved family.
Jamsheed had completed his research program in Peace and conflict resolution in 2014 and was working as a board member for Environmental Governance and Sustainability Studies since 2016.
After he was admitted at SKIMS and was being treated there, he wrote a few Facebook post about family condition there and especially about his mother’s love, which reads “Parents are the biggest blessing which the majority of we people don’t realise. My mother is glued to my bed for more than a week now. Tiredness and sleeplessness are visible on her face.
To be honest, I was not as obedient son as I should have been. During these days here in the hospital I few times raised my voice when if felt uncomfortable with pain and other silly issues, she would remain quiet, smile and told me to relax”.
“Today at 6 am, I heard shrieks, wailing coming from nearby room meant for prayers. I recognised it was my mom. I wished to go there, held here tightly and make her comfortable, but I know I was not able to move an inch without the help of others.
Later when she came back, I pretended to be in sleep, She started rubbing my legs. I told her to stand up, kissed her forehead and hands with the biggest smile of the week on my face.
I hugged her tightly for a long time and she would tell me you will find with the grace of Allah. I told her ‘mummy’: I don’t care much about my disease, but I felt sorry for you and dad bcoz you are facing hardships (physical and emotional) because of me. Mom: No never utter such words, for me you are the same jamsheed, who I used to comb, bath, take school and tell stories during snowfall. With a smile returning to her face, she kissed me again and told me she is bringing water to wash my face.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness, compassion and eternal love. Let’s be loyal, obedient and not abandon our parents when they need us most. Love and hugs”.
Jamsheed’s last video in which he chants freedom slogans went viral and is being widely shared(MK)