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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passes away

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:11 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) due to multiple organ failure in Delhi on Thursday morning. He was 79-years-old.

Sayeed was admitted in a private ward in AIIMS on December 24 after he complained of fever and chest pain.

He was put on ventilator yesterday after his condition had started to deteriorate.

Sayeed took over as chief minister of the PDP-BJP coalition on March 1 last year.

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First published: 7 January 2016, 9:18 IST
 
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