Veteran politician and former Congress Minister, Ghulam Rasool Kar was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Sopore
Kar died Friday early morning after a prolonged illness.
He was 96. “He was admitted at at SKIMS hospital where he died at 3.00 am after brief illness,” a close family member of the veteran leader said.
Kar is survived by his second wife, two sons and two daughters.
Coming from restive Sopore town in North Kashmir’s Baramullah district, Kar was one of the two only surviving member of Jammu and Kashmir state constituent assembly. Kar became the member of state Legislative Assembly in 1957.
Kar was minister in the state government from 1965-71 and 1972-75.
He was nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha in 1984 and elected to Lok Sabha from North Kashmir Baramulla constituency in 1996.
He has been Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President in state, too.
JKPCC state unit, senior National Conference leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah expressed grief over the death of the veteran politician.