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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passes away: Events as they unfolded

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 23:37

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, passed away, Thursday, at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi due to multiple organ failure.

7 January 2016, 21:11 PM

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed laid to rest at his ancestral village in Anantnag district with full state honours.

7 January 2016, 19:24 PM

Mortal remains of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed brought to his ancestral village Bijbehara in Anantnag district in J&K.

7 January 2016, 16:18 PM

7 January 2016, 16:17 PM

It is for PDP to decide on J&K CM, says Avinash Rai Khanna, BJP in-charge of state, on if Mehbooba will be backed for the post.

7 January 2016, 16:16 PM

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's funeral prayers and burial will take place in the evening at the Dara Shikoh Park in Bijbehara in Anantnag district. His body was brought to Srinagar in an Indian Air Force plane.

7 January 2016, 15:15 PM

7 January 2016, 15:12 PM

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad mourn the demise of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and express their condolence to the departed leader's family and supporters.

7 January 2016, 14:53 PM

The mortal remains of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed reach his residence in Srinagar.

7 January 2016, 13:54 PM

Former J&K chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad will fly to Srinagar to attend Sayeed's funeral. 

7 January 2016, 13:12 PM

Central Government mourns death of J&K CM Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. National Flag to fly at half mast across the country today: MHA

7 January 2016, 12:37 PM

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who died at a Delhi hospital today, will be laid to rest in his ancestral town of Bijbehara later in the day.

7 January 2016, 11:54 AM

All official functions of the state government scheduled for today have been cancelled or postponed in view of the death of the Chief Minister.

7 January 2016, 11:52 AM

7 January 2016, 11:44 AM

PM Narendra Modi arrives at Palam airport, pays tribute to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

7 January 2016, 11:23 AM

7 January 2016, 11:19 AM

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expresses grief over the demise of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, saying he was a true statesman amongst the politicians of the current era.

7 January 2016, 11:18 AM

Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh says the country has lost one of the last surviving veterans from the first generation of post-Independence politicians and
statesmen in India. 

7 January 2016, 11:15 AM

7 January 2016, 11:10 AM

The body of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is being taken from AIIMS to Palam airport.

7 January 2016, 11:06 AM

Jammu and Kashmir government has declared a seven-day mourning and holiday today. Flags will be flown at half mast.

7 January 2016, 11:02 AM

7 January 2016, 11:00 AM

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi arrives at AIIMS.

7 January 2016, 10:58 AM

All Kashmir University and Board of School Education (BOSE) examinations scheduled for today have been postponed in the wake of the demise of J&K CM.

7 January 2016, 10:56 AM

7 January 2016, 10:54 AM

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will accompany state leaders to Srinagar. He will attend Sayeed's funeral.

7 January 2016, 10:53 AM

Contrary to earlier reports, PM Narendra Modi will arrive at Palam airport, not AIIMS, to pay last respects to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

7 January 2016, 10:40 AM

The body of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will be flown from Delhi to Srinagar at 11:30 am. His funeral will take place at Bijbehara in Anantnag district, where he was born.

7 January 2016, 10:38 AM

7 January 2016, 10:29 AM

Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Nirmal Singh says the state will miss Mufti in its governance and political pursuits. "It is a very sad news. We wanted him to guide us, like he was doing in the last 10 months. Now it has come as a great shock for the government as well as the state. He was a national leader. He was having a vision not only in terms of Jammu and Kashmir but also of India....(it was) his inclusive approach and it was for the first time that the people of Jammu and Kashmir were feeling that it was our government." 


7 January 2016, 10:08 AM

From an obscure lawyer to becoming the only Muslim Home Minister the country has seen so far, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed carved a niche for himself in national andJammu and Kashmir politics with the craftiness and unwavering focus of an avid bridge player he was.

Also Read: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed - a suave politician

7 January 2016, 10:03 AM

PM Narendra Modi to arrive at AIIMS shortly.

7 January 2016, 09:59 AM

Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah reaches AIIMS, Delhi.

Also Read: Omar Abdullah condoles Mufti Sayeed's demise

7 January 2016, 09:59 AM

People's Democratic Party's Rafiq Mir tells ANI that although no decision has been taken with regard to next CM of J&K, yet PDP president Mehbooba Mufti is the obvious choice. “Mehbooba ji has worked against all odds, she is the only choice,” says Mir.

7 January 2016, 09:44 AM

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's contribution to Jammu and Kashmir and India will be always remembered, says President Pranab Mukherjee.

7 January 2016, 09:42 AM

7 January 2016, 09:41 AM

7 January 2016, 09:38 AM

Congress president Sonia Gandhi expresses shock at the demise of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Extending condolences to Sayeed's family, Sonia Gandhi says J&K and the entire nation has lost a great leader.

7 January 2016, 09:24 AM

Also Read: 'Healing touch' leader Mufti Sayeed would be missed: PM Narendra Modi

7 January 2016, 09:23 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that the demise of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has left a huge void.

7 January 2016, 09:21 AM

7 January 2016, 09:21 AM

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi extends his condolences to the family of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

7 January 2016, 09:19 AM

7 January 2016, 09:18 AM

7 January 2016, 09:18 AM

Deeply pained to learn about J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's demise. He was known for his love for common people, especially the underprivileged, tweets Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

7 January 2016, 09:16 AM

7 January 2016, 09:16 AM

Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses his shock and sympathy at the demise of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.