Shiekh Abdullah remembered on death anniversary
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 14:23
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, senior cabinet ministers and other National Conference leaders on Thursday offered prayers and paid tributes to party founder Shiekh Mohammad Abdullah on his 29th death anniversary.

The memorial service was held at the highly guarded tomb of Shiekh, a marble floored structure, located on the banks of the Dal Lake at Hazaratbal here.

Omar, who is the grandson of Shiekh, offered prayers at the grave of his grandfather.

Shiekh died on September 8, 1982, while holding the chair of the Chief Minister.

Among those who paid tributes were Member of Parliament Mustafa Kamal, who is the son of Shiekh, cabinet ministers Ali Mohammad Sagar and G R Malik, the Chief Minister's advisors Mubarak Gul and Davender Singh Rana.

Governor N N Vohra also paid homage to Shiekh and recalled his significant contribution in laying the foundation of Jammu and Kashmir as a secular, peaceful and progressive state.


First Published: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 14:23

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