SRINAGAR: Veteran Gujjar leader, two-time Legislature Chowdhary Fateh Mohammad passed away at his residence at Gandhi Nagar here, this morning. He was 97.
As per family sources, he was not feeling well for the last few months.
Born in a village Darsopur , Miran Sahib, Jammu to Zaildar Chowdhary Hashim Ali, in December 1924, Ch Fateh Mohammad was a Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) for two times between 1972 to 1978 and 1978-1984. In the late sixties, he served as Managing Director, JAK FED in J&K . He was an active member of the Indian National Congress (INC) for around 5 decades.
Many leaders and scholars of the Gujjar community expressed deep condolence on his sad demise including Ch Talib Hussain Ex-Minister, Masud Choudhary former Vice-Chancellor, Dr Javaid Rahi Noted Gujjar Researcher and founder of Tribal Foundation, Noted Writer K D Chopra and others.
He survived with three sons including Sh Parvez Chowdhary Addl. SP, Habib Choudhary SE PDD.
His funeral prayers was performed at Gandhi Nagar graveyard.