Jammu/Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed passed away on Thursday morning at a hospital in New Delhi.
One thing Sayeed never allowed was somebody taking him for granted.
That perhaps was the reason he decided to tour Srinagar in sub-zero temperature on December 23, 2015 to attend official functions at 14 venues, reports IANS.
Nobody could tell him that it was something a 79-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary distress shouldn't be doing.
He caught pneumonia the same evening and had to be airlifted to New Delhi in the state-owned plane for treatment.
At AIIMS, he was diagnosed with sepsis (life threatening complication of an infection) also. During hospitalisation his platelets had dropped dangerously.
Sayeed, 79, breathed his last at AIIMS this morning after remaining on ventilator for the past few days.