New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The death of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed has left a huge void in the nation and in Jammu and Kashmir, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.
“Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed,” tweeted the president, adding that Sayeed’s contribution to Jammu and Kashmir and India will always be remembered.
“The contribution of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to Jammu and Kashmir and India through long years of public service will always be remembered,” Mukherjee added.
Modi said Sayeed’s demise leaves a huge void in the nation.
The prime minister reached the Palam airport to pay last tribute to Mufti from where his body will be flown to Srinagar. He was accompanied by Home Minister Rajnath Singh who will attend the burial.
“Mufti sahab’s demise leaves a huge void in the nation and in Jammu and Kashmir, where his exemplary leadership had a major impact on people’s lives,” Modi tweeted.
“What stood out about Mufti sahab was his statesmanship. In his long political journey he won many admirers across the political spectrum,” he added.
“Mufti sahab provided a healing touch to Jammu and Kashmir through his leadership. He will be missed by all of us. Condolences to his family and supporters,” the prime minister said.