Srinagar, January 7: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, who passed away at the AIIMS hospital early on Thursday morning, will be paid his last respects as his mortal remains reached his residence in Srinagar.The mortal remains of the Chief Minister were flown to Srinagar where the body will be kept for people to have the last glimpse of their leader. He is also likely be buried in his ancestral village in South Kashmir where he was admitted for the past 15 days. The Chief Minister breathed his last around 7.30 AM, Education Minister and spokesman for Government Nayeem Akhter said.
Sayeed who was admitted with complaints of fever and neck pain on Christmas eve at the AIIMS was diagnosed with sepsis accompanied with decreased blood counts and pneumonia. He was kept under the Intensive Care Unit of AIIMS and his platelets had dropped dangerously low during his hospitalization. For the past few days, the Chief Minister was on a ventilator. Sayeed took over as chief minister of PDP-BJP coalition on March 1 last year. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh met the family of Sayeed in hospital.