It is reported that on Thursday he felt some pain in his back and lost the ability to walk properly. He was taken to Gulmit Health Centre and later on to Gulmit Hospital, but the doctors were not able to save him and advised his family members to take him home, where he breathed his last. He was 87 years old and is survived by his wife, two sons and five daughters. He was buried in his hometown of Kamaris Gulmit on Saturday.
Zeenat Ullah Baig was a social worker. During his lifetime he contributed immensely to the village in a variety of capacities. The people of the area have expressed grief and sorrow over his loss.