Seven-day mourning for CM Mufti, holiday today: Kashmir govt
The government has declared a seven-day mourning for Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed who passed away of multiple organ failure on Thursday at AIIMS in New Delhi. The state shall mourn the death of Mufti Sayeed for seven days and there will be a holiday today, said a government order issued by Commissioner Secretary, GAD.
The Chief Minister breathed his last around 7.30 am. Sayeed, 79, is survived by his wife, three daughters including Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti, and a son.
Sayeed was admitted with complaints of fever and neck pain on December 24 after which the doctors at AIIMS diagnosed him to have sepsis, decreased blood counts and pneumonia.
He was in the Intensive Care Unit of AIIMS and during hospitalisation his platelets had dropped dangerously low. For the past few days, he was on a ventilator.