Ghulam Ahmed Bhat, who recently contested as independent candidate for Bandipora Assembly segment passed away on Thursday just five days before the Assembly results.
Family sources told CNS that Bhat who was 63 developed chest pain on Wednesday evening, after which he was shifted to hospital where he breathed his last on Thursday morning.
Bhat who is survived by wife, son and a daughter actively participated in recent poll process and had extensively toured the Bandipora Assembly segment. With ‘Sun’ as symbol, Bhat was among the eight independent candidates who were contesting the polls from Bandipora constituency.
His sudden death was condoled by his rival candidates including PDP leader and MLA Bandipora Nizamudin Bhat, Former Minster and Congress candidate Usman Masjid who expressed grief over the demise and showed solidarity with the bereaved family.