Veteran Kashmiri Pandit leader Amarnath Vaishnavi dead

Veteran Kashmiri Pandit leader Amar Nath Vaishnavi died at his residence on Sunday after a brief illness.

Updated: Jul 01, 2012, 22:37 PM IST

Jammu: Veteran Kashmiri Pandit leader Amar Nath Vaishnavi died at his residence here on Sunday after a brief illness.

Vaishnavi, 87, was president of the All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference, the biggest organisation of KPs in Jammu and Kashmir.

His cremation will take place here tomorrow.

A freedom fighter, he was jailed several times including during the Emergency period in 1975.

PTI