Srinagar: Senior journalist from Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar on Thursday when he was leaving for an Iftar party.
Shujaat Bukhari, who was in his 50s, was the editor and owner of 'Rising Kashmir' (English) and 'Buland Kashmir' (Urdu).
Shujaat Bukhari was attacked by three bike-borne terrorists when he stepped out of his office in Press Enclave in Srinagar city centre Lal Chowk for an Iftar party on Thursday evening.
Previously veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari worked as Bureau Chief of The Hindu for 15 years.
An extensively travelled journalist Shujaat Bukhari was a writer in Kashmiri and Urdu and was also the president of 'Adbee Markaz Kamraz', the biggest and oldest cultural and literary organisation of Valley.
Shujaat Bukhari has survived three assassination attempts during his challenging career.
He did his Masters in Journalism from Ateneo de Manila University, Manila as a fellow of Asian Centre for Journalism, Singapore and was a recipient of the World Press Institute (WPI) USA fellowship and Asian Centre for Journalism Singapore fellowship.
He was a permanent fellow at both institutions. He was also a fellow at East West Centre at Hawaii USA.