J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passes away

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on early Thursday morning due to multiple organ failure.

Sayeed, detected with sepsis, decreased blood counts and pneumonia, was admitted in the ICU at AIIMS on December 24 following complains of neck pain and fever.

He was put on ventilator support as his condition continued to deteriorate and his platelet count dropped low.

Mr. Sayeed took over as Chief Minister of PDP-BJP coalition on March 1 last year. News24 Bureau