Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday paid homage to National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his 30th death anniversary today.
Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, eldest son of Sheikh, led a group of National Conference Ministers, MLAs and workers in paying floral tributes at the Naseem Bagh mausoleum of his father who was also known `Sher-e-Kashmir` (Lion of Kashmir).
After couple of hours, Omar and several of his aides arrived at the grave to offer tributes to sheikh, his grandfather.
Hundreds of National Conference workers had assembled at the mausoleum early in the morning and performed "Quran Khwani" (reciting of the holy Quran).
Omar described Sheikh as the architect and founder of educative, progressive and secular democratic society in Jammu and Kashmir based on justice, equality and amity between all regions and all sections of the society.
Highlighting the struggle and sacrifices made by `Sher-i-Kashmir` for the cause of people and the State throughout his life, the Chief Minister said welfare and public empowerment was his cherished desire and he made all possible endeavours in this direction.