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Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Chief Minister Of Jammu And Kashmir, Dies At 79

Jan 7th, 2016 5:04 am | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi this morning. He was 79.

Mufti’s daughter and the president of his Peoples Democratic Party, Mehbooba Sayeed, 56, is expected to take over as the first woman chief minister of the state, sources said. The PDP rules the state in partnership with the BJP.

Mr Sayeed had been in hospital for two weeks and was being treated for a lung infection. He was put on ventilator support yesterday after his condition worsened.

President Pranab Mukjerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered their condolences

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