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‘Healing touch’ leader Mufti Sayeed would be missed: PM

PM Modi paying homage at the mortal remains of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, saying his demise leaves a huge void in the nation and that the leader who provided a healing touch would be missed.

“Mufti Sahab provided a healing touch to J&K through his leadership. He will be missed by all of us. Condolences to his family & supporters,” he said in a tweet.

“What stood out about Mufti Sahab was his statesmanship. In his long political journey he won many admirers across the political spectrum,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister said Mufti’s demise leaves a “huge void in the nation and in J&K, where his exemplary leadership had a major impact on people’s lives”.  The Prime Minister later went to Palam Airport to pay his last respects to the departed leader.

Mufti’s body was flown to Srinagar from Palam Airport.

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