January | Thursday | 07, 2016 :: Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away in New Delhi on Thursday morning after nearly a week-long hospitalisation. He was 79.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (12 January 1936 — 7 January 2016) was a politician from the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. He served twice as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir; for three years from November 2002 till November 2005 and then again from March 2015 until his death in January 2016. He was also Home Minister of India from December 1989 to November 1990. He founded the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party, in July 1999 to “persuade the Government of India to initiate an unconditional dialogue with Kashmiris for resolution of the Kashmir problem.” He died on 7 January 2016 at AIIMS, Delhi due to multi-organ failure.
On 24 December 2015, Sayeed was admitted to the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi. He suffered from neck pain and fever. His condition gradually deteriorated, and he was put on ventilator support. He died a few days later, on 7 January 2016 due to organ failure at 9:10 AM. The news of his death was confirmed by Nayeem Akhter, Education Minister and spokesman for Government.