Sunday, January 10, 2021




In 1987, prior to leaving his office due to the end of his  term, the then President of India, Giani Zail Singh visited Kashmir along with his family . In  this  photograph, he is seen  with journalist fraternity of Kashmir. I can recognise  some senior journalists like M.L . Kak, P.N Jalali, Ghulam Nabi Khayal, Bashir Ahmed Bashir( cartoonist), J. N. Sathu, Zafar Mehraj, Mohhamad Sayed  Malik, Shyam Kaul, Shamsuddin Shamim J. N. Raina, Altaf Hussain, Mohan Chiragi, B.L.Kak, O.N.Kaul, Sufi Gulam Mohd,, Khwaja Sonaullah Bhat,C.B. Kaul.P.N Kaul Vakil  and some more .

.Giani Zail Singh was the seventh President of India, serving from 1982 to 1987. Prior to his presidency, he was a politician with the Indian National Congress party, and had held several ministerial posts in the Union Cabinet, including that of Home Minister.

He also served as the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1983 to 1986.

( Avtar Mota)

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