Bhopal: 'Depressed' Jehan-Numa Hotel Chairman Nadir Rashid Shoots Self; US Consulate Condoles His Death

Bhopal: 'Depressed' Jehan-Numa Hotel Chairman Nadir Rashid Shoots Self; US Consulate Condoles His Death

More details are awaited in the case, which shall come to fore after probe, they said.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, March 28, 2024, 03:33 PM IST
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Left : Nadir Rashid Right : Jehan-Numa Palace outside residence |

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Chairman of Bhopal-based five-star hotel Jehan Numa Palace, Nadir Rashid, shot himself to death at his house in Shyamala Hills locality in the early hours of Monday, the police said.

According to information, 72-year-old Rashid was suffering from depression and thus, took the extreme step at his house.

Took the extreme step due to depression: Zafar

Zafar Rasheed, Nadir’s younger son, told Free press that Nadir had slid into depression six months ago, and was on heavy dose of medicines. He was troubled due to his mental health woes and thus took the extreme step. Zafar however, refrained from disclosing the cause of depression.

Nadir’s wife’s condition deteriorating: Family doctor

Nadir’s family doctor, Dr Moiz Hussain was called to the house a few hours after the incident, as Soniya, Nadir’s wife began feeling unwell, as she was not able to bear the torment. Dr Hussain said he has given medicines to her.

Was fond of golf, was full of life: Shyamala hills police station SHO

Shyamala hills police station house officer (SHO) Ramvilas Vimal, after the probe ended, told Free Press that prior to depression, Nadir was full of life. He regularly used to go to play golf. After he slid into depression, his social circle had shrunk too, and he was suffering from other diseases apart from depression, such as Thyroid and High Blood pressure.

Process of depositing arms at the police station was underway: Bhopal CP

When Free press questioned the commissioner of police (CP) of Bhopal, Harinarayanachari Mishra, regarding how Nadir shot himself when the model code of conduct was in force and every person possessing arms was required to deposit it at the police station, he said he had already applied at the Shyamala hills police station for the deposition of his rifle, and the process was underway.

US Consulate Mourns Loss Of Rashid

The US Consulate expressed condolences over Nadir Rashid's death on Thursday. Taking to X, the US Consulate wrote, "We mourn the passing of Jehan Numa Palace owner Nadir Rashid. Like many others who passed through the palace doors, he always welcomed us with open arms and the utmost hospitality. We take this moment to honor his life and send our condolences to his loved ones."

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