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Mufti no more. Astute Jammu and Kashmir CM leaves a colourful legacy

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed dead: He was India's first Muslim Home Minister. Mufti Sayeed is considered an astute politician and statesman of Jammu and Kashmir

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Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, passed away on Thursday morning at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi. He became the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir last year in March. He was also India's first Muslim Home Minister. In all probability, according to various sources, Sayeed's daughter and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti will take over the reins of the state. She is presently an MP from the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. (Express archive photo) Read story: http://iexp.in/dgQ218066

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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, patron of the PDP, died reportedly due to multiple organ failure. In photo, Mufti, then the Union Home Minister with Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna former Chief Minister, UP. (Express archive photo)

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Sayeed was known for the 'healing touch' policy in Jammu and Kashmir. In photo, Sayeed and Union Home Minister S.B. Chavan during an election meeting in Jammu Kashmir with Janta Dal leaders. (UNI photo)

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Sayeed became the chief minister of J&K last year in March after striking an alliance with the BJP. In photo, Mufti, then the Union Home Minister with winner of the President's Police Medal for Gallantry Constable K. Hazarika. (PTI Photo)

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Then Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda calls on Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at his residence in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed hugged by then Jammu Kashmir congress(I) President Gulam Rasool Kar after joining the Congress at party Head Office. (Express photo by Ravi Batra)

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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed being garlanded by then J&K Congress (I) President Gulam Rasool Kar joining the party at its head office in New Delhi. (Express photo by Ravi Batra)

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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Dr Karan Singh, Rajesh Pilot at the swearing-in ceremony of Farooq Abdullah on November 8, 1986. (Express archive photo by Swadesh Talwar)

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Then Minister for Home Affairs Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (Express archive photo)

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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and party President Mehooba Mufti during a function held in connection with the release of the Party Manifesto for the Assembly elections of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly presently underway in Srinagar Friday on 28, November 2014. (Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)

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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at Jammu and Kashmir House in New Delhi ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Mufti Mohammad Sayeed after the later was sworn in as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. (Express Photo by Mukesh Gupta)