BY News Desk
JAMMU, JANUARY 07, 2016 – Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who was admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, passed away this morning. He was 79.
The Chief Minister had complained of exhaustion during his hectic tour of Srinagar city on December 22. He was flown to New Delhi on December 24 and was kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of AIIMS.
The departed leader will be accorded State funeral. The state has also declared seven-day mourning as a mark of respect to the departed leader. All State government offices and educational institutions in the State shall remain closed today. National & State Flags will be flown half-mast during the mourning on all buildings and places where these are flown.
Born on January 12, 1936, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, had an illustrious political career, that culminated when he became the Chief Minister of the state for the first time in 2002. He was sworn in for the second time as Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir on March 01, 2015.
Mufti Sayeed had also earlier served as Union Home and Tourism Minister.