Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to late Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at Palam Airport in Delhi.
Sayeed passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was admitted following complaints of fever and neck pain on December 24.
Sayeed’s mortal remains would be flown to Srinagar. His body will be kept for people to have the last glimpse of their leader. He is likely be buried in his ancestral village Bijbehara.
Meanwhile, the J&K government has announced a holiday on Thursday and a seven-day mourning period as a mark of respect to Sayeed.