J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away on Thursday morning due to multiple organ failure at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.The J&K CM, who was admitted to the AIIMS recently following fever and respiratory problems, breathed his last at 7.15 am, reports said.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed CM Jammu and Kashmir Died


The 79-year-old leader, who was in the Intensive Care Unit of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), was flown to the institute on December 24, last year following complaints of severe fever, respiratory problems and neck pain.The veteran Kashmiri politician was born on January 12, 1936.

The patron of Jammu and Kashmir’s People’s Democratic Party took oath as the chief minister on March 1, 2015, with the BJP as a partner in the coalition government.It was his second stint at the state’s top job — he held the post between 2002 and 2005, in a rotational arrangement with Congress.

Mr Sayeed had been a part of the Congress for long before he formed the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (JKPDP) in 1999 with his daughter Mehbooba Mufti.Mehbooba is seen to have worked to consolidate the PDP base in the Kashmir valley. She has been visiting militancy hit families. “She would particularly visit the aggrieved family whose son or head of the family got lost in the militancy related incidents across Kashmir ever since PDP came in to existence in 2000,” a source said.