Kashmir`s top cardiologist succumbs to bullet wounds in AIIMS

After battling for life for a month, eminent cardiologist from Kashmir Dr Sheikh Jalal-ud-din died at AIIMS here Saturday morning.

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2013, 15:26 PM IST

New Delhi: After battling for life for a month, eminent cardiologist from Kashmir Dr Sheikh Jalal-ud-din died at AIIMS here Saturday morning.

He was 64.

Jalal was the former director of the prestigious Shere-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Soura, and he was shot by militants near his residence at Namblabal in Pampore on July 18.
While Jalal`s two police guards had died on the spot, the cardiologist was hit by a bullet in the left eye and was rushed to Soura medical institute in a critical condition, before being flown in to AIIMS here in an air ambulance.

PTI