New Delhi/Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away here on Thursday, 14 days after he was hospitalised, hospital and family sources said.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said he breathed his last at 9.10 a.m.
“We tried to revive him but failed to,” an AIIMS spokesperson told IANS.
Family sources in Srinagar toLd IANS that the death occurred due to multiple organ failure.
“Unfortunately, Mufti saab has expired,” a close aid, Waheed-Ur-Rehman Parra, told IANS in New Delhi.
A family member added that the doctors’ best efforts could not save Sayeed, who was brought to AIIMS on December 24 and put on ventilator three days back.
His mortal remains would be flown from Delhi to Srinagar at 11:30 pm. President Pranab Mukherjee and PM Modi are likely to play last respects to the departed leader at Palam Airport.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who first served as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister in 2002-05, took oath of office in alliance with the BJP this time on March 1 last year.