J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passes away


Veteran politician and Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away in New Delhi on January 7 morning due to multiple organ failure, after nearly a week-long hospitalisation. He was 79.

His daughter Mehbooba Mufti is likely to succeed him as Chief Minister.  

Mr Sayeed served as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir twice and also had a stint as home minister in the V.P. Singh Cabinet in 1989-90. He had started his second tenure on March 1, 2015 in alliance with the BJP, after having led the state government between 2002-05. He was the founder of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (JKPDP), which was launched to persuade “the Indian government into an unconditional dialogue with the Kashmiri people.” 

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