Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away on 7 January 2016 at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi. He was 79.
Sayeed who founded the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been admitted to AIIMS in Delhi with complaints of severe fever and neck pain.
About Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
• Born on 12 January 1936, the leader had been a member of the Indian National Congress party until 1987.
• In 1987, he quit the Congress party to join V. P. Singh's Jan Morcha.
• He became the first Muslim Minister for Home Affairs in the Union Cabinet of India in 1989.
• He rejoined the Congress under P V Narasimha Rao. However, Sayeed left the Congress in 1999 along with daughter Mehbooba Mufti to form his own party, Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party.
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