Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed died on Thursday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was admitted for the past 15 days. 79-year-old Sayeed, detected with sepsis, decreased blood count and pneumonia, was admitted to the hospital on December 24, with complaints of neck pain and fever.
The Chief Minister breathed his last around 7.30 AM, Education Minister and spokesman for Government Nayeem Akhter said here.
Sayeed, 79, is survived by his wife, three daughters including PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, and a son.
The mortal remains of the Chief Minister would be flown to Srinagar where the body will be kept for people to have the last glimpse of their leader. He is likely be buried in his ancestral village in South Kashmir.