Former J&K Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma passes away

Nov 6, 2016 09:00 IST

Former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma passed away on 3 November 2016 following a prolonged illness. He was 85. He is survived by six sons.

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He played an important role in cooperative movement in the state and successfully headed the Kathua district cooperative society for some years before he became a member of the legislative council.

About Mangat Ram Sharma

• Six times member of the State Legislature, he had also been elected to the Lok Sabha once from the Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency.
• He also served as speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.
• He served as Deputy Chief Minister in the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed led PDP-Congress coalition government.
• He served as Health Minister of the State in 2006 when Ghulam Nabi Azad took over as Chief Minister of J&K.
• He also held important positions in the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee.


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Who: Mangat Ram Sharma

What: Passed away

When: 3 November 2016

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